Pain in the back of your leg (Sciatica) and your buttock is a sign that you are putting pressure on your sciatic nerve The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated disc in your low back.
The piriformis muscle is a deep muscle in your buttock and lies directly over the sciatic nerve. When this muscle tightens or spasms, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve. When this muscle causes pressure on the nerve, it can lead to leg symptoms.
Once the cause of the sciatica has been identified, the chiropractor will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient's individual needs. This plan may include neurodynamic treatment, nerve mobilization, the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment, spinal adjustments, and other chiropractic techniques. The goal of the treatment is to reduce inflammation, relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve, and restore proper function to the spine.
Sciatic pain radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg.
Those who struggle with sciatica often report the following feelings in their leg:
- muscle weakness
The pain from sciatica ranges from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation. It's like a jolt or electric shock, or it can start gradually and intensify over time. If you have a question or are unsure if you are dealing with sciatica, do not hesitate to visit one of our doctors as soon as it works for you.
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Neurodynamics is a method of conservative treatment of neural tissue.
The rationale for using Neurodynamics in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is based on years of studies that point to the high effectiveness of neurodynamic procedures.
Neuromobilization procedures consist of targeting and treating a specific neural tissue that has been irritated due to compression of surrounding tissues or because it is not able to stretch through its path properly. Once the irritated tissue is identified through a neurological evaluation, neuromobilization techniques are performed that consist of specific movements that isolate the desired tissue to relieve compression and provide unimpeded movement.
Appropriate use of neuro mobilization procedures depends on excellent knowledge and training.
McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an approach that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world.
Most pain is affected by everyday activities, movements, and postures. Some of these activities and postures can aggravate the pain, and some may bring relief. Using a systematic evaluation, we can determine that certain movements and postures can often provide a strategy for patients to control or eliminate their own pain and restore their function.
Spinal adjustments involve the application of controlled force to the spine in order to restore proper movement of a joint. In the case of sciatica, spinal adjustments can help to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve, reducing pain and other symptoms. A Saskatoon chiropractor will use a variety of techniques to perform spinal adjustments, including manual manipulation and the use of specialized tools.