Hi, this is Dr. Lyn Carlson from ChiroPro Perfomance Center in Acton, Massachusetts. And this is the first of a video series we’re doing on sciatica.
Many people are familiar with the symptoms of sciatica. This is typically pain down the leg, numbness, tingling, or maybe even weakness in that affected leg. But what’s important to understand is that sciatica is a term used to describe those symptoms. It’s not a medical diagnosis in and of itself.
There’s many underlying conditions that can cause irritation of the sciatic nerve. Perhaps it’s a degenerative condition of the lower back or arthritis, causing irritation of the nerves. Or maybe there was an acute injury that damaged the discs of the lower back. Maybe there’s muscle imbalance patterns, creating instability and irritation of the nerves down the leg. Or perhaps the piriformis muscle is very tight and compressing the sciatic nerve.
Whatever that underlying root condition is, it’s causing you pain. It’s causing limitations. You can’t do the things you want to do, and that’s a problem.
What’s needed is a comprehensive, structural and neurological evaluation to determine that underlying root cause of your sciatic pain. This might also include things like x-rays or even an MRI to get additional information about your case. Because this allows the doctors at ChiroPro to establish the most appropriate treatment and therapy protocol for you, to get you out of pain, get you moving better, and doing the things you want to be doing.
So I recommend giving ChiroPro a call at 978-429-8952, and speak with our Patient Care Coordinator so we can set some time up to do an evaluation and discuss your particular case of sciatica.
Also keep an eye up for the additional videos we will be doing regarding the specific causes of sciatic nerve pain. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you very much.
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