Sciatica Doctor in New Bedford & Fall River
Dr. Gary M. Curran, DC, PC • Insurance Accepted

Sciatica Doctor in New Bedford & Fall River

Signs that You May Have Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg.  When something injuries or puts pressure on this nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip buttocks and leg.

Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain moving down the sciatic nerve pathway, which runs from the lower back to the leg. The most frequent cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and is present in about 90% of cases. Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect your everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and classic symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region.

Many people find that living with sciatica can be a nightmare.  Chronic and acute pain disrupt sleep and everyday activities.  If you feel like you have sciatica you should see Dr. Gary Curran immediately so he can diagnose and treat the symptoms before they worsen.

Common Causes of Sciatica

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc.  Herniated discs occur when the soft center of the spinal disc pushes through a crack in the exterior casing. Other causes of sciatica are degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and joint dysfunction. A herniated or bulging disc is one of the most common forms of spinal injury. Many people who suffer from herniated discs do not even know that anything is wrong until the condition impinges on a nerve in the spinal column and starts causing pain. Depending upon the location and severity of the injury, it can cause excruciating pain, loss of motion and many additional adverse effects.

Additional Common Symptoms of Sciatica Include:

  • Pain in the back, buttocks, hip or lower extremities
  • Leg and or foot numbness
  • Pins and needles in the legs and buttocks
  • Burning sensation
  • Muscles weakness

Sciatica Can be Treated Without Drugs or Surgery at Our Chiropractic Clinic in New Bedford and Fall River

Dr. Curran will recommend various treatment therapies to overcome your sciatica pain. In addition to corrective exercises and stretching, Dr. Curran may recommend one or more additional treatments which may include chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice and physiotherapy.

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