Sciatica

Overview 

The most distinctive sign of sciatica is pain that radiates from your lower back into the back or side or your legs. It can range from a mild ache to sharp, severe pain. You can also get numbness, tingling, and weakness in your leg or foot.

Causes

  • The sciatic nerve in the buttocks compressed and irritated by the tightening of the piriformis muscles which known as piriformis disorder. 

  • Trauma like severe scoliosis or spondylolysis, falls, lifting with a wrong posture, or sports injuries can cause sciatica. 

  • Slipped disc like bulging or herniated discs can cause sciatica as well. 

Treatment & Prevention

  • Self-care at home: Sciatica may settle with rest and ice. 

  • Stretches & exercises: Simple stretches for the legs and buttocks can help with some of the symptoms. If self-care aren’t helping, do not hesitate to contact us. Our chiropractors are the experts for symptoms like sciatica. 

  • Chiropractic & deep tissue massage (physiotherapy): Gonstead chiropractic treatment combine with deep tissue massage, also known as physiotherapy are the most effective way to treat sciatica patients without the use of medication and it's a non-surgical treatment. 

When to see a chiropractor

When the pain or discomfort of sciatica is affecting your daily activities such as walking, sitting or laying down.

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