Dr. Adam Kritzberg is highly experienced in treating sciatica: The name for the tingling, numbing pain that emanates from your lower back down the back of your leg. It can vary from mild to debilitating, and Dr. Kritzberg provides a range of effective treatment methods in his two offices in Oceanside and Rockville Centre, New York. The Atlas Chiropractic team blends chiropractic, holistic, and rehabilitative care to help patients find symptom relief. Call or click to schedule online
Sciatica is the result of a pinched or compressed sciatic nerve. Each sciatic nerve starts as a cluster of nerve fibers in your lower back which forms a large nerve that travels through one side of your buttocks and down your leg.
The medical name for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy, which describes the leg pain associated with pressure on the sciatic nerve.
When the sciatic nerve is compressed, often due to an accident, this leads to:
Typically, sciatica affects only one side of the body, and the most common symptoms include:
In severe cases, sciatica pain can lead to a loss of bladder or bowel control.
One of these conditions usually cause sciatica:
Factors that can increase your likelihood of developing sciatica include:
After the cause of your sciatica is identified, the Atlas Chiropractic team offers effective treatment options for patients.
Dr. Kritzberg also uses the successful activator method and can give you at-home exercises. He can help you decide on the right treatment methods for you.
As you heal and recover, Dr. Kritzberg offers education and advice on healthy lifestyle choices and how to manage your sciatica pain. Book online or call one of the two offices today.