The most common variety of low back injury that we see at our clinic is sciatica pain. This is from a pinched nerve in the lower spine. Sciatica feels like a tingling or numbness that radiates down the leg as well as into the foot.
There are a few different conditions that can cause sciatic pain. Due to conditions such as piriformis syndrome, a slipped disc, a tumor pressing on the nerve, or a pelvic injury/fracture. Sciatica can also be present during pregnancy due to the weight of the fetus pressing on the sciatic nerve.
Furthermore, pain can be severe, and accompanied by muscle weakness, numbness, and/or a tingling sensation down the leg. It is typical for the symptoms to be felt on only one side of the body at a time. Most of the time sciatic pain can be eased by Physiotherapy, Massage and/or Acupuncture. In addition, some rare cases surgery may be necessary to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
The treatment you will receive at our clinic for your sciatica pain will not only help you live a more productive, pain free life.
We will teach you proper body mechanics to ensure that you can work at positioning yourself in a more correct location. In addition to teach you the best ways to lift objects in a safe way. We will show you exercises and stretches that will help to relieve any pain you may feel on the days you do not come for treatment. Furthermore, we will progress them in such a way to ensure you may continue your program at home.
Alongside an exercise program, we will also treat you using therapeutic ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). In addition, we will also apply heat or ice, and cold level laser. We also use acupuncture in many cases to treat sciatica back pain, as many studies have found acupuncture as being the best and most effective in treating low back pain.
Our acupuncturist has had many successful cases using both acupuncture and another form of Traditional Chinese treatment called cupping. Our Massage Therapists have been treating low back pain and sciatic pain with the utmost effectiveness for over 12 years. The combination of heat treatment and their hands on techniques have proven most effective in relieving tight muscles that cause the pain.