Sciatica Treatment in Coconut Creek
Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Pain
Did you know between 10 and 40 percent of adults have some degree of sciatica? Instead of seeking professional chiropractic treatment, millions of people suffer with nerve pain every year. Dr. Jordan Mastronardi at Align Your Spine Chiropractic Life Center in Coconut Creek, Florida, specializes in treating sciatica at the source.
What Is Sciatica and Why Does It Occur?
The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and travels down the legs to the feet. Sciatica is the condition where you have pain in that nerve traveling to one or both legs. It is typically caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pinching can cause immense pain and discomfort, as well as numbness.
There are many reasons why a person may develop sciatica, with causes ranging from a misaligned vertebra, herniated disc, or even a tight muscle putting pressure on the nerve. Additionally, arthritis in the spine and the aging process may be a complicating factor to sciatica. Those who are overweight, or who spend long periods of time sitting or standing find themselves at higher risk of developing sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica is a very broad term. Many patients correctly or incorrectly diagnose themselves. The most common symptom is pain that originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg. The pain can range from mild to severe, often described as “shooting,” “burning,” or “cramping.”
Because of the radiating pain down one or both legs, sciatica has a specific presentation that chiropractors are specially trained to identify or differentiate from other conditions that can cause similar leg pain. Some people find that their sciatica comes out of nowhere, while others feel the pain gradually worsen with time. It’s a physical problem that must be treated as it will not go away on its own. Because it’s a physical problem, it needs a physical solution, such as chiropractic and/or physical therapy.
Sciatica Treatment with Dr. Jordan Mastronardi
Dr. Jordan Mastronardi has treated patients with mild and severe sciatica since 1996 in the field of physical therapy as a register PTA, and since 2004 as a chiropractor. He’s very familiar with the signs, symptoms and treatments that are most effective. Align Your Spine Chiropractic Life Center in Coconut Creek is dedicated to treating and relieving your sciatica pain. We understand how painful it can be to live with pinched nerves. We offer modern treatments in a state-of-the-art chiropractic facility so you can stop suffering with sciatica.
A visit with Dr. Jordan Mastronardi starts with an inspection of your neck and spine, but doesn’t end there. We also evaluate your feet to see if they are contributing to your pain. If the feet are an issue, we provide custom orthotics to correct your feet, which can positively affect the rest of your body.
Once we are able to distinguish where the problem is, we assess each patient’s posture, range of spine motion and hip joints, and look for imbalances in the spine. Our testing process is as comprehensive as possible so that we can treat each patient holistically and get to the root cause, not just provide temporary relief. We love to teach our patients what they can do to prevent sciatica from reoccurring.
Next, we help patients resolve their pain by developing a treatment plan that works for them. Typically, this involves chiropractic and physical therapy, as well as home exercises and education. We find this to be the best formula to get people well. Chiropractic, stretching and strengthening, as well as small changes in your lifestyle can provide big changes in your health.
Stop Living with Sciatica—Seek Professional Chiropractic Care
We offer a free consultation to determine if what we do can help you. We often can get you in the same day. Choose Align Your Spine Chiropractic Life Center for your sciatica treatment—we have become Coconut Creek’s choice for the treatment of nerve and back pain. Our team is always ready to see what we can do to help you live your life without pain.