Back Pain & Sciatica

A Common Ailment

There is no one cause for back pain. The back has numerous bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. These add up to numerous opportunities for strain or injury, or pain that extends to the limbs. Eight out of every 10 adults will experience back pain at one point or another, making it the most common form of musculoskeletal pain.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a cause of pain in the posterior chain. Symptoms typically are:

  • weakness
  • numbness/tingling
  • pain

These symptoms occur when there's interference with the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. It serves the rear of the thighs, legs, and feet. Pain, numbness, or tingling may also be felt in glutes.

We are fully certified to use Pilates and exercise with hands-on therapy to reduce and relieve symptoms, strengthen your muscles, and restore lost flexibility.

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Suffering With Back Pain?

Are you suffering from recurring numbness, weakness, or pain brought on by sitting or standing for any period of time? Are you suffering from more pains now than 10 years ago? Most insurances do not require a referral for your first visit.

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Spinal causes of back pain

The spine its self may sustain a number of pathologies owing to its physiology.

According to the a review of medical records by the Saudi Medical Journal,  the vast majority of back pain, 75%, was nonspecific, which means there was no "recognizable, known specific pathology," such as infection, tumor, osteoporosis," or radiculopathy, etc. (Physio-pedia). Rather, muscle sprains or chronic pain from work activities, trauma, posture, or obesity are more so the cause of nonspecific pain. The researchers or Suadi Med also found the following back pain causes of spinal origin:

  • disc disorders - 8.3%
  • spondylosis - 6.1%
  • radiculopathy - 3.9%
  • other (stenosis, disease, scoliosis, etc.) - 6.3%