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How did it happen?

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by inflammation. The hallmark symptom for many people with sciatica is radiating pain from the lower back into the buttocks and down into the leg. There are various causes or triggers that can cause or elicit Sciatica with the most common being occupational stress, nerve compression, and poor biomechanics. With the proper diagnosis and assessment of factors in an individual’s life that may be contributing to Sciatica, we can determine the cause and treatment to better help alleviate Sciatica and prevent it from happening altogether.

Common causes of Sciatica include:

  • Occupational Stress
  • Poor biomechanics
  • Poor posture
  • Strenuous activities
  • Muscle strains
  • Disc herniation
  • Bone Spurs
  • Nerve compression
  • Tumors
  • Nerve damage
  • overweight/obesity
  • Prolonged sitting

What are common signs and symptoms of sciatica?

  • Radiating pain originating from the lower back to the buttocks and down the leg
  • Mild ache/Discomfort
  • sharp burning, excruciating pain
  • Electric shock or jolt like pain
  • Aggravated by coughing/sneezing or sudden movements
  • numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness


Our evaluation includes a detailed medical history and physical assessment for sciatica , designed to determine the exact cause and factors that may be contributing to your sciatica

Our procedures include:

  • Detailed medical history
  • Posture Assessment
  • Palpation
  • Gait Analysis
  • Functional Movement Analysis
  • Neurological tests
  • Orthopedic tests
  • Digital X Rays (if necessary)
  • Digital MRIs (if necessary)

Once we establish the cause of the sciatica, a customized care plan is established to help alleviate pain and prevent the recurrence of sciatica. For many people, lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight loss, proper posture and ergonomics are the most beneficial to managing sciatica pain.

An individual’s treatment plan may include some or all of the following forms of therapies:

  • Adjustments
  • IASTM- (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Myofascial release
  • Corrective exercises and stretching
  • Laser therapy
  • Lifestyle Recommendations