Sciatica is a universal name that is given to any sort of pain that is caused either by irritation - or compression of the sciatic nerve. As you may not know, the sciatic nerve is the longest one in our body, running from the back of the pelvis through the buttocks and all the way down the legs ending at the feet.
However, the pain of sciatica is usually felt in the buttocks and legs and in most of the cases, it goes away naturally within a few weeks. Still, there are many cases where it can last for years or even more.
All The Symptoms Of Sciatica
Whenever the sciatic nerve in our body is compressed or irritated, it may cause numbness, pain, a tingling sensation in the lower back or weakness in the calf muscles. This pain can range from being mild to very severe and may be even made worse by coughing, sneezing or sitting for a long period of time. People who suffer from sciatica are also found to have general back pain which is actually a type of pain associated with sciatica, affecting the buttocks and legs much more than the back. The best time to seek medical advice is whenever the symptoms of sciatica are severe, persistent or getting worse over time. At Healthmedica Wellness Centre, we specialize in sciatica treatment and spinal decompression as the common ways to treat these nerve disorders.
The Causes Of Sciatica
There are a lot of different causes of sciatica. And although in the majority of cases sciatica is caused by a condition known as slipped disc (when one of the discs is damaged and presses on the nerves), there may be a lot of other issues that are causing the damage.
The less common causes of sciatica may include spinal stenosis (narrowing of the nerve passages in the spine), spondylosisthesis (the vertebrae slipping out of position), spinal injuries or infections, growth within the spine (such as tumour) or cauda equina syndrome which is a rare but serious condition caused by compressed and damage nerves
Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatment The goal of every non-surgical sciatica treatment is to relieve pain and calm down any of the possible neurological symptoms caused by the compressed nerve root. Now, there is a broad range of options when it comes to sciatica treatment. At Healthmedica Wellness Centre, we specialize in spinal decompression as a therapy that involves stretching the spine using a traction table or similar motorized device with the goal of totally relieving the pain and calming the nerves.
Our sciatica treatment options can be mixed with different chiropractic treatments, spinal decompression and other advice that are all part of our wellness centre. The best time to seek medical advice is if you are experiencing all the severe symptoms - and the best way to get it is to book an appointment and run a simple test known as the passive straight leg raise test - in order to identify whether you have sciatica.
Treat Sciatica Starting Today If you are interested in treating sciatica today, contact us and book your personalized appointment. Upon receiving you, we will examine whether sciatica is present in your spine and proceed with further treatment if needed.