In Latin it means "pain down the back of the leg". It's caused, usually but not always by the sciatic nerve becoming trapped. Your sciatic nerve runs the whole way down through your back and buttocks and all the way again on the backs of your legs. Disc issues are often associated with sciatica.

Pain from sciatica can differ in levels and severity, Usually, but now always, its' concentrated on one side of the body, so sitting down or lying down can be uncomfortable for sufferers. Sciatica usually develops between the ages of 30 and 50 and can be caused by general wear and tear, from lifting, bending or even sneezing.

Easing of pressure of the affected nerve is where we will begin our focus. Our treatment will involve massage therapy, stretching, spinal exercises and focusing on trigger points.

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Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, typically from the lower back down the back of each leg. Individuals should consider seeking specialized care for sciatica if they experience persistent, sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the leg, particularly if it interferes with daily activities. Early intervention is important for effective management and preventing the progression of symptoms.

Specialized care for sciatica involves a targeted approach to manage symptoms and address the underlying causes. Healthcare professionals conduct assessments to identify the source of the sciatic nerve compression. Treatment may include specific exercises to alleviate pressure on the nerve, manual therapy, and guidance on proper posture and body mechanics. Individuals can expect personalized plans aimed at relieving pain, improving mobility, and preventing recurrence.

Yes, specialized care for sciatica aims to provide long-term relief and prevent recurrence. Treatment strategies often include exercises to strengthen the core and supporting muscles, flexibility training, and ergonomic advice to reduce strain on the lower back. Healthcare professionals work with individuals to address contributing factors, promote spinal health, and provide tools for self-management to minimize the risk of future sciatic nerve irritation.

Specialized care for sciatica is beneficial for individuals at various stages of the condition, including those experiencing acute, chronic, or recurring symptoms. The approach is tailored to the individual's specific needs and may involve a combination of pain management techniques, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle modifications. The goal is not only to alleviate immediate pain but also to promote long-term spinal health and prevent future episodes of sciatica.