Hi Joliet! Did you know there are more than three million cases of sciatica in the United States every year? Quite a lot of people if you think about it, but what is sciatica? Sciatica is pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower spine. Commonly, individuals would experience pain in the low back, buttocks, hips or lower extremities. Pain while walking or sitting also might be common.
Sciatica is caused by a herniated or slipped disk that is putting pressure on the nerve root of the spine. Most commonly brought on by injury or from previous injuries that you’ve sustained, but simply living life can also bring on a case of sciatica. But there is no need to worry, here at Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation; we help many patients find relief from their sciatica pain with simple, easy to follow methods.
With so many tools at our finger tips, we are able to help using a variety of different therapies and devices, finding out what works best for you! Using electrical stimulation to reduce your pain, physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles, and ultrasound to warm and sooth any aches. Coupled with chiropractic adjustments and hands on massage therapy, here at Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation, we can find the right treatment to help with sciatica pain.