Manhattan Sciatica Pain Specialist
Sciatica & Sciatica Nerve Pain Treatment in NYC
Sciatica and sciatic nerve pain are common complaints in adults, but the term actually refers to a set of symptoms rather than a specific diagnosis. A variety of soft tissue and disc disorders may be the underlying cause of sciatica pain that travels through the lower back, buttocks, hip, thigh, and leg. Sciatica relief is often elusive because flare-ups can occur at any time. Sciatica may also be used to describe back pain during pregnancy.
If you’re suffering from pain resulting from sciatica, there is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical pain relief solution. Manhattan Sports Therapy specializes in helping all patients, from high-performance athletes to everyday people, achieve maximum flexibility and function without pain. Our head physician, Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky, is passionate about giving people a second chance to live active, pain-free lives.
“I originally came here after having some sports-related aches and pains that wouldn’t go away, and other doctors couldn’t treat. Dr. Nemirovsky is very knowledgeable and will take the time to treat your issues. I am a marathon runner who always has some sort of ache and pain and he works miracles and gives good advice as to how to fix the problems. I have already recommended several other friends to him as well and all are pleased.”
– Courtney G.
- As a highly-trained spinal specialist who conducts comprehensive physical and chiropractic exploration of sciatic nerve pain location and triggers, Dr. Nemirovsky helps his patients find true, genuine pain relief. Using sciatica symptoms and lifestyle factors as a road map, he can expertly diagnose the exact, systemic causes of pain*–addressing the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.
Sciatica Pain Symptoms
Most often, sciatic pain is described as a persistent burning pain or tingling feeling of pins and needles that localizes in the hip, buttocks, and thigh. It is very common, however, for sciatica pain to radiate down the back of one leg into the calf and foot as it travels the path of the sciatic nerve. Numbness, weakening, and muscle spasm often makes sciatic nerve pain worse.
Sciatica sufferers experience an inability to get comfortable, particularly when sitting and sleeping and may feel like they’re constantly changing position to try to alleviate the pain. Prolonged sitting worsens the discomfort, and bending or sudden movement can exacerbate symptoms. Unfortunately, the pain is most severe at night.
What Causes Sciatica?
Proper diagnosis of the root of your sciatic pain is critical to resolving it. Sciatic nerve pain is the result of irritation and inflammation caused by compression on the sciatic nerve at the lumbar or lower spine. Many women experience sciatica symptoms toward the latter part of their pregnancies. Pressure on the sciatic nerve may be the result of changes in posture or pressure from the growing baby as it moves into birth position.
While general wear and tear on the spine is most often the cause of sciatica, there are specific conditions that present as sciatic nerve pain:
- Degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis
- Herniated disc, bulging disc, or slipped disc
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Muscle spasms in hip and buttocks
- Neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy
- Nerve damage from injury or infection
- Pinched nerve
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal and pelvic misalignments
Treating Sciatica & Sciatica Nerve Pain
While sciatica suffers often experience debilitating pain, the good news is that conservative treatment is highly effective in speeding recovery and easing discomfort. Entrusting your care to Dr. Nemirovsky early on will significantly minimize the length of your sciatic discomfort.* There is no need to prolong suffering while you “wait out” the pain or mask it with medication. In fact, delaying treatment can cause long-term nerve damage.
Dr. Nemirovsky uses a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic care to reestablish spine alignment and back-supporting muscle strength while focusing on soft-tissue mobilization of the affected muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
To achieve optimal spine function, Dr. Nemirovsky may include these other hands-on treatments:
- Active Release Technique® (ART)
- Kinesiology Taping
- Cold-Laser Light Therapy
- Graston Technique®
- State-of-the-Art Flexion Distraction
- Support your spine whenever possible with the right office chair, back pillow, mattress, and bed pillow
- Minimize stress on your spine and hips with regular movement and stretching exercises
- Exercise regularly and stay active
- Seek conservative treatment at the onset of sciatic nerve pain
Treating Athletes & Patients Throughout NY
Meet Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky
Dr. Nemirovsky proudly treats elite athletes, celebrities, and patients throughout the New York area. Even if you consider yourself as an everyday exercise enthusiast, our Board Certified therapist understands your goals, and most importantly, understands your fitness level. Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky has undergone all the necessary hours of training needed to performance the most cutting-edge practices in sports injury treatment and prevention.