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Sciatica can be an uncomfortable, distracting pain that starts in the lower back and extends down into one or both legs.

Before submitting to dangerous and irreversible surgery, more and more patients are seeking the natural approach offered by chiropractic.

Chiropractic care has proven through countless research studies to be not only helpful but the safest for prevention and alleviation of a pinched nerve, sciatica and low back pain. Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in New York City specializes in the most challenging sciatica cases because of the equipment we have that most offices cannot provide. Chiropractors are the only profession that removes pressure from a nerve, and our Chiropractors are among the few Certified Cox Technique practitioners.

At Synergy Wellness in NYC, we have the brand NEW COX8 table along with a brand new Hill Flexion Distraction and Spinal Decompression table for alleviation of pain from sciatica.  Cox Technique is the gold standard for treating Sciatica.


How do you get sciatica?

It’s easy to trace some spinal problems to an event, such as a car accident. Sciatica is often the result of repetitive injuries or cumulative damage. Several Years of poor muscle tone, bad posture and excess weight setting the stage for future injuries, Then something as simple as bending over to tie your shoes can trigger an episode.


Can anything else cause sciatica?

Spinal decay can be another culprit. Instead of disc thinning that puts pressure on the sciatic nerves, arthritic bone spurs although not as common can intrude into the space normally reserved for the nerve.

Those suffering from sciatica are often in their 40s and 50s, but it can start at a younger age. It usually begins as acute pain in the lower back, and then it extends down the back of either leg. The pain often worsens with long periods of sitting or standing.

Like a large river created by smaller streams, five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves. The soft, pulpy disc between each spinal bone is often involved. While a disc can’t “slip,” it can bulge, herniated or rupture. A disc injury is often the cause and can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves.

The result? Swelling Inflammation. Pain when coughing, sneezing or with other kinds of movement. Sciatica often worsens with extended bed rest.


Chiropractic Care

Pain pills or muscles relaxers are unable to correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc.

Physical therapy merely exercises and strengthens the unstable joints. Surgery often involves cutting away disc tissue or removing bone to make room for the nerve.

Fortunately, sciatica responds well to chiropractic care, especially cox technic. For questions about safe, gentle, natural chiropractic care in New York City call us.


Can chiropractic cure sciatica?

Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything! Only your body can do that. The chiropractic approach to sciatica (and other health problems) is to help restore the way your spine works, reducing nerve irritation and revitalizing your healing ability.

Cox Flexion Distraction has proven with before and after MRI images of the lower back that improved disc height and spacing is possible. Patients report their symptoms have disappeared without drugs or surgery and that they can resume their lives and function normally.

Our Chiropractic Physician and entire healthcare team at Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in New York City is uniquely skilled and equipped to evaluate and treat the most common and most difficult cases of sciatic nerve pain.


It’s the natural approach to relief and better health

Like the changing shape of soft ice cream, a common cause of sciatica is a bulging disc that puts pressure on nearby nerves.


How long will I need chiropractic care?

Most sciatica patients experience amazing results with Cox Flexion Distraction technique.  We typically see a minimum of 50% pain relief within four weeks, and most cases see more than 50% pain relief in 1 month. Naturally, this varies from patient to patient. Many discover that years of neglect have fully healed. These patients elect to continue with periodic chiropractic checkups. It’s up to you.

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