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Struggling With Sciatica?

The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown office helps sciatica pain

What is sciatica?

Sciatica specifically refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg, along the distribution of the the sciatic nerve down the back of the leg. Most commonly however, people will refer to any condition that causes back pain in association with leg symptoms as sciatica.

Common Causes:

True sciatica occurs when there is pressure on, or damage to, the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides senation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg and the sole of the foot.

As previously mentioned, the term "sciatica" is often used by patients to describe any condition where there is back pain together with associated leg symptoms. This being the case, there are a number of other conditions that will actually mimic sciatic nerve pain. Sacroiliac joint irritation (sacroiliac joint syndrome), lumbar facet joint irritation (lumbar facet joint syndrome), and piriformis syndrome all frequently produce leg symptoms, and are therefore commonly mistaken for sciatica.

Common Symptoms:

Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, a dull ache, or even a burning sensation, while in other cases, the pain can be servere enough to make movement practically impossible. Most commonly, sciatica effects only one leg.

Treatment:

Treatment begins with first determining whether a patient is suffering from true sciatic nerve involvement, or if they are actually suffering from one of the other conditions that frequently mimics sciatica. From there treatment is directed towards reducing inflammation, pain, and spasm, while restoring movement and function to the effected spinal levels. Once normal spinal mechanics are restored, patients are given a simple home exercise program in order to help maintain normal function and to help prevent re-occurances.

If you are experiencing symptoms of cervical facet joint irritation, lumbar facet joint irritation, hamstring injury, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, pififormis syndrome, or shin splints call our team at The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown today.

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88 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON L7G 3Z5
(905) 877-9996

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