Chronic Sciatica - Low Back Pain Treatment
Saskatoon's Back Pain Specialists
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a muscle spasm, hyper-tight muscles, poor posture leading to a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve.
This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with Massage & Acupuncture along with a customized Exercise and Stretch program within a few treatments! Here At StoonRMT we offer an integrative approach to resolving your issue for good!
Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. You might feel the discomfort almost anywhere along the nerve pathway, but it's especially likely to follow a path from your low back to your buttock and the back of your thigh and calf.
The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when you cough or sneeze, and prolonged sitting can aggravate symptoms. Usually only one side of your body is affected.
Some people also have numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot. You might have pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another part.