Chiropractor discusses the causes of sciatica

Chiropractor Thought for the week:  As a chiropractor in practice for 30 years, the most common condition to present to my office is sciatica. Sciatica is pain that originates from the lower back or pelvis and radiates from the buttock into the legs. If you know the risk factors of sciatica you may be able to minimize your risk of developing it. TA recent study evaluated 5261 participants aged 40-60. Researchers collected data on participants’ occupational class, physical and psychosocial working conditions, body mass index, smoking, leisure-time physical activity, and history of neck and back pain.  Risk factors for sciatica varied based on gender. Women were more likely to have sciatica if they worked in manual occupational class, were overweight, smoked, lived a sedentary lifestyle, and had previous neck and back pain. Among men participants, those employed in semi-professional and manual occupational classes had higher risk levels. Researchers concluded that occupational class, unhealthy lifestyle and a personal history of back and neck pain made patients more likely to develop sciatica. Chiropractors have been successfully treating sciatica patients for years. Talk to a chiropractor about assessing your risk factors for sciatica and/or receiving effective treatment.

My name is Dr. J. Zimmerman and I am a chiropractor.  I have been in practice for 27 years.  My chiropractic practice uses many different chiropractic techniques to improve bodily function and restore health. My chiropractic office is located in Galloway Township (the Smithville section) of Atlantic County, NJ.  You can contact me for more chiropractic information at Health First Chiropractic Clinics,  609-652-6363


Our chiropractor office cares for student athletes from all of the public schools in Galloway, Township as well as Absecon, Pleasantville, Northfield and Egg Harbor Township.  We also have working relationships with the majority of Obstetricians in Galloway Township as well as the rest of Atlantic County.  We also take care of the Jersey Shore Rugby Club based in Galloway Township and the Atlantic City Ballet campus in Galloway Township.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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