Today in my office I saw yet another case of sciatica. Now sciatica is a condition caused when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by a number of things, the most common of which include: muscles (Piriformis), vertebrae (Lumbar), or intervertebral discs. Sciatica is a painful disorder which includes low back pain and pain radiating down the back of the leg(s).
A recurring theme in these sciatica patients is that the first stop is usually to their medical doctor who typically prescribes a medication that masks the symptoms for a while but never really works on the cause of the problem which is the pressure on the sciatic nerve. When the patients make it to our office, Back to Healthcare, many times the problem has been ongoing for quite some time.
How We Treat Sciatica
What we are able to do with sciatica conditions is quite amazing. After completing a complete history, exam and x-rays we are able to diagnose the cause of the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Then with the use of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, nutrition, sports medicine, and cold laser we are able to remove the pressure off the sciatic nerve. This in turn causes the relief of the lower back pain, as well as the radiating pain into the legs.