Injury or damage to your sciatic nerve often results in extensive pain.  It usually occurs in the lower back or buttocks and runs though one leg or sometimes both.  An injured sciatic nerve can cause damage to your muscles as well, creating additional pain and even numbness.

Sciatic pain can be caused by several different things. Basically, any physical activity, such as sports, can cause injury to your sciatic nerve. In other cases, abnormal spinal conditions, such as spinal stenosis and herniated discs on the lumbar spine, can contribute to a constant numbness and weakness in your buttocks and leg.

That is why many golfers and tennis players, as well as people who sit at a desk all day, are more prone to sciatica pain. There is a greater possibility of a lumbar injury or the overstressing of muscles in the lower back. When that happens, inflammation can occur, which can be very uncomfortable and affect daily activities.

Active Release Techniques are soft tissue management systems that are designed to relieve stressed muscles and restore them to their normal functionality. These treatments help to free a patient from chronic pain by applying pressure to the affected muscles through direct massage, which releases the tension and encourages natural healing.

During the process, the chiropractor identifies the affected area and directly massages the muscles to release scar tissues. This enables the patient to move more freely and experience less pain. Other symptoms like numbness also begin to subside until the lower back is completely free from sciatica pain.

Chiropractor NYC utilizes ART in very precise and specific ways. More than 500 massage movements are applied, and each technique is unique and specific to the condition of the patient.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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