How To Treat Sciatica Pain in Towson, Maryland

How To Treat Sciatica Pain in Towson

Chiropractic Towson MD Sciatica Pain

Lower back pain can be disruptive, but when you pile on sciatica pain and a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, it can be a recipe for 24/7 misery. Dr. Warren treated Jerome, a professional server, who regularly has to be on his feet for 8 or more hours per day. Jerome came in with tension in his lower back that felt like a clamp pinching down on his lower right back area. He was also experiencing sciatica pain in Towson that radiated down his leg.

Dr. Warren created a treatment plan for Jerome that combines adjustments, dry needling, and exercises. In addition to that, Jerome learned how to sleep in a position that kept the pressure off his sciatic nerve to relieve the pressure and pain he was experiencing. With this treatment plan, Jerome went from being in pain all day long to being able to work a full shift on his feet comfortably without any pain.

What is Sciatica Pain in Towson?

Sciatica is what we call the pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body and there are plenty of ways for it to become irritated.

Sciatica pain is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine and the pain it produces can range from rather mild to very severe. Many people describe it as sharp, shooting pain that jolts down the leg. Sciatica pain is often accompanied by lower back pain that persists throughout the day. It’s estimated that up to 40% of people will experience sciatica at least once in their life and if you’re one of those people, you know it can be very painful and annoying.

Sciatica pain is easily recognized by its telltale pattern where the pain radiates from the lower spine to the buttock and down the back of the leg all the way down to the calf. This pattern typically only appears on one side of the body and can have a tingling or burning sensation that accompanies it. This pain can feel like a mild, dull pain or, when it’s more severe, like a strong painful jolt. Sciatica pain occurs on a spectrum from mild to severe so don’t discount your pain just because it isn’t extreme. If you are experiencing the radiating pain we described, you likely have sciatica.

Sciatica varies dramatically from person to person so we take a very personalized approach to treating it. Many of our patients that come to us with sciatica pain are able to find instant relief with dry needling. By placing needles into and around the trigger points we’re able to release the tension and reduce the pain.

While the name may sound intimidating or painful, dry needling causes minimal discomfort if any and works wonderfully to treat sciatica pain. Our patients compare dry needling's effectiveness to that of multiple deep tissue massages, but in a fraction of the time. Jerome’s pain has improved dramatically as a result of the dry needling.

In order to treat Jerome’s back pain, we combined dry needling with adjustments and exercises that he can do at home to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles around his lower spine. When Jerome came to see us, back pain was his first thought and his last thought every single day. It permeated every part of his life. Now he’s just able to do his job and can comfortably stay on his feet for a full shift without sciatica pain.

If you have lower back pain or sciatica pain, we can help you get relief. We can provide a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries that provide fast and effective results. Click here or call (410) 296-7700 to schedule your consultation at our Towson office.




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2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Kalkstein Chiropractic
200 East Joppa Road #300
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 296-7700