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of Sciatica
(sciatic pain)

Sciatica

Presentation

Pain generally felt in the buttock that refers to the foot. Sciatic nerve damage can also cause pain in the lower back. Indeed, it will often be perceived as a pinching or burning in the buttock with a tingling or numbness sensation in the thigh, leg or foot. This pain is often confused with sacroiliac syndrome (which also causes pain in the buttock but the referred pain does not extend beyond the knee) or gluteal muscle myofascial syndrome (which also causes pain in the buttock but the referred pattern does not follow the nerve path). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

 

Causes

  • Physical stress.
  • Prolonged bad posture.
  • Wrong movement.
  • Repeated trauma.
  • Herniated disc (compressing the root of the sciatic nerve).
  • Piriformis syndrome (muscle compressing the sciatic nerve).
  • Focal nerve compression ("nerve entrapment").

Treatment

  • Ice, rest and complementary therapies, including neurocryotherapy and kinesiotherapy, are always used to reduce intense pain.
  • The spinal manipulations allow to restore mobility to the joint and thus release the tension on the nerve root.
  • Soft tissue work (Active Release Techniques and Graston).
  • Nerve gliding technique.
  • Stretching of the muscles involved.
  • Strengthening of the involved muscles with or without ultrasound.
  • Postural correction and adaptation of lifestyle habits.

What can chiropractic do?

Proper treatment of any condition must involve the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat sciatica.
They will perform a complete review of your health history as well as a physical examination. The treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, exercises, postural corrections, lifestyle and behavior. The goal is to correct or improve the alignment and mobility of the vertebrae to allow the body to heal itself and relieve itself of nerve irritations.

Prognosis

  • Varies greatly depending on the cause of the problem.
  • It will also be influenced by the duration of the condition before the first consultation, the number of previous episodes and the intensity of the problem.
  • Although some patients experience improvements following the first treatment, the condition may take 4 to 12 weeks to resolve.

WARNING !

If you experience these symptoms see your chiropractor.

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