Sciatica: refers to the inflammation of the sciatic nerve and pain that radiates into the buttocks and or down the back of the legs. The pain can be excruciatingly piercing or stabbing.
Cause: Even though the pain is generally in the legs, the root of the problem is usually compression of the nerve root where it exits the spine in the low back. This compression is due to the low back vertebrae or sacroiliac joints (the joints where the hip meets the spine) being jammed out of alignment. Other causes are disc bulging & spasm if the piriformis muscle.
Solution: Do not neglect sciatica – it is a nerve condition and can lead to permanent damage if left untreated. Get a multi=specialist examination. The only way to get effective long term results with sciatica is to find out what is the cause of the compression of the sciatic nerve; spinal misalignment, muscle problems or the sacroiliac joint misalignment. Like the old question “if you step on a dog’s tail and he barks, where is the problem; at his tail or at his bark?” There may be pain in the leg but the problem starts at the pinched nerve! What makes our center unique and extremely effective with treating sciatica, is that we have a multi-specialty approach able to address all of the anatomy involved. Our medical, rehab, and chiropractic services and procedures are used to exam you and the clinical team will meet to arrive at a diagnosis and the best treatment plan – addressing the unique cause of your problem. Then you can get on the fast track out of pain and to your Optimal Performance!
“For Sciatica, bed rest and medications have proven to be ineffective.”
New England Medical Journal.