Sciatica Pain Treatment in Bel Air, MD

Do I have Sciatica?

Sciatica pain can vary greatly, ranging from mild tingling, dull aching, to a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move.

The pain most often occurs on one side. Some people have sharp pain in one part of the leg or hip and numbness in other areas or the leg. The pain or numbness may also be felt on the back of the calf or on the sole of the foot. Leg weakness may also occur. Although the pain often starts slowly, it can worsen after standing or sitting, at night, while sneezing, coughing, or laughing, or even while walking.

This Sciatic pain can be caused by pregnancy.

How is Sciatica Treated?

The first step of effective sciatica treatment is proper diagnosis. Our chiropractors will perform a thorough exam with orthopedic and neurological tests.   It is important to know that sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. We first find that additional medical condition.

Typical sciatica treatment starts with reducing inflammation in the area with passive physical therapies, such as electrical stimulation or ultra sound.  Once inflammation is reduced, chiropractic adjustments can then be used to restore proper movement to the joints.  Next, active physical therapy and rehabilitation are given to help correct damaged muscle groups, the cause of the sciatic nerve related pain.

All of these therapies are safe for pregnancy.  Mommy and baby both react great to treatment. Treatment can be sought during and after the pregnancy.

Our goals for treatment are to find the cause, stop the pain, heal the area, and prevent further injury.

Think you might have sciatica?

Let the professionals at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab help! Call 443-512-0025 today!

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica can be a disease and/or a symptom; the name refers to inflammation or irritation of the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve originates deep inside the buttocks and ends in the toes. Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg.

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure on or damage to the sciatic nerve. Common causes include:

  • Slipped Discs
  • Herniated/ bulging discs
  • Piriformis Syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the glutes),

These conditions can be managed with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy to reduce and alleviate the pain associated with sciatica.

 

Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.

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