DID YOU KNOW?
According to Harvard Medical School, Sciatica is one of the most common, but misunderstood, types of pains you can experience. Up to 40% of the population will have Sciatica pain at some point during their lifetime.
What is sciatica?
The interruption usually occurs where the nerve exits the spine, causing inflammation and swelling but the pain can be felt anywhere along the nerve pathway.
Arthritis or other spinal conditions can also cause Sciatica.
How do we diagnose Sciatica?
We use a special hands-on examination technique to determine which movements are causing your pain. Then, we’ll examine the muscles and ligaments along the nerve pathway to see if it is in fact Sciatica.
If necessary, we’ll use our onsite Digital X-Ray to take pictures of your lower back. These images can be used to confirm a diagnosis or rule out causes before finalizing a treatment plan.
what are the symptoms of sciatica?
Here are the most common symptoms of Sciatica:
• Local, radiating or dull aching pain in lower back, buttocks or legs
• Burning sensations along the nerve pathway
• Numbness in legs or buttocks • Weakness in legs
How do we treat sciatica?
These are the main treatment options we use:
• Spinal Adjustments – help to realign the spine and open nerve pathways that could be causing you pain.
• Massage Therapy – an effective way to relieve strain, reduce pain-causing inflammation, and improve circulation to promote natural healing.
• Therapeutic Exercises – to improve flexibility, stability, reduce muscle stiffness, and prevent further injury.
• Lifestyle Guidance – learn to avoid strains that trigger Sciatica pain so you can continue doing the things you love