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 If you’re suffering from sciatica, you’ve come to the right place. Doctor Sara has extensive experience in treating this condition, and she can help you overcome it using gentle and safe chiropractic techniques.

Sciatica Diagram

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, is compressed or irritated. It can cause a range of symptoms, including shooting pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the legs. It can also cause lower back pain that radiates down to the hips, buttocks, and legs, making it difficult to sit, stand, or walk.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help alleviate sciatica symptoms and promote healing. Doctor Sara uses a variety of gentle techniques to manipulate the spine, improve joint mobility, and reduce inflammation in the affected area. This can help alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and reduce pain and discomfort.

Is Icing an effective treatment?

Short answer, yes. Icing helps bring down the inflamation, and can numb the pain. 

It’s important to remember that it’s no cure-all, and exclusively icing may have deminishing returns. You can follow these simple guidelines to ensure you’re icing safely and effectively:

  1. Be sure to not to put the ice directly on your skin. You can burn yourself with the cold. Also don’t use products like Icy Hot, Salon Pas, or BioFreeze at the same time, the added cold can intensify these product’s chemicals and cause a reaction. 

  2. Ice Only for 15 minutes or until you experience the appropriate numbness.

  3. Wait atleast 10-15 minutes before icing again. 

    We call this the 15 Minutes on and 15 Minutes off rule.
Icing for Sciatica Diagram

Is Heat a good idea?

Generally, no, Heat can increase inflamation and bother the Sciatic Nerve further. 

If you must use heat, do not use dry heat. A hot shower or long bath can provide relief while minimizing the negative effects such as increased inflamation which can slow down the healing process.

Chiropractic can help!

When you visit Doctor Sara at Blonsky Family Chiropractic, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. She takes the time to listen to your concerns, understand your unique needs, and develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific sciatica symptoms. She will work with you to develop a plan that not only alleviates your pain but also promotes overall healing and wellness.

If you’re suffering from sciatica, don’t let it control your life. Doctor Sara can help. With her extensive experience and gentle chiropractic techniques, she can help you overcome your sciatica symptoms and start feeling your best again. So, if you’re looking for a trusted and caring Rochester Chiropractor, look no further than Blonsky Family Chiropractic. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free life.