Getting a Grip on Sciatica
It seems like sciatica is one of most common lower back pain issues I deal with. I treat patients with sciatica nearly every day. Note the proper word choice. I treat the patient with a disease, not the disease which happens to have a patient attached. So often, many doctors will focus so much on the symptoms (like pain) that they overlook the most important part—the patient. In my office we treat the cause of the complaint; we don’t chase symptoms. By getting to the cause of the pain, we can affect a lasting correction.
Sciatica can be caused my a number of different conditions, such as disc herniation, piriformis syndrome, or lumbar plexus neuritis. My focus is to identify the cause, then affect a meaningful change in the structures. My treatments plans include reducing the swelling, restoring proper muscle tone and balance, and restoring proper joint mechanics. If you suffer from sciatica, give us a try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how detailed your treatment plan will be.