Sciatica Patient | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Your Downtown Calgary Choice for Sciatica Treatment!

Sciatica Patient | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

CōLAB Health and Body recognizes that sciatic pain can be debilitating for those suffering from. Characterized by pain that radiates from your lower back, through your hips and down your legs, sciatica can affect quality of life. CōLAB Health and Body is pleased to offer treatment options to those suffering from sciatic pain to help you get back to pain-free living and overall better health and wellness.

What is Sciatica | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic | Downtown Calgary, AB

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, starting in the lower back and running down the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that originates in the lower back or buttock and travels down one or both legs. Sciatica can be caused by many different things, including repetitive wear and tear, a herniated disc, pressure to the nerve from a bulging disc in the lower lumbar spine, an acute injury, an awkward motion where the spine is momentarily vulnerable, or pressure on the nerve from a tight muscle. More than 90% of sciatica cases occur from a disc disorder that causes compression of one or more of the nerve roots that comprise the sciatic nerve.

Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the foot or leg
  • Pain the leg or buttocks that is worse when sitting
  • Tingling or burning down the leg
  • A constant pain on one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Sciatica Treatment | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Treatment | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Since the most common cause of sciatica involves pressure on your nerves by something, physiotherapy for sciatica focuses on lessening this pressure and alleviating the muscle tension felt in the legs, buttocks, and back. Specific treatments methods will depend on the underlying cause, but usually includes exercise and modification of at-home behavior by the patient. Specific exercises could include gentle stretching, back-movement exercises, spine stabilization exercises, soft tissue release and nerve mobilization exercises. In addition to physiotherapy, many patients also incorporate manual therapy and acupuncture to reduce pain.

CōLAB Health and Body is dedicated to helping patients on their road to optimal health and wellness. If you have any questions about sciatica or sciatica treatment, or are suffering with sciatica and would like to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated team members, please call us today at (403) 263-7477 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call CōLAB Health and Body at (403) 263-7477 to set up an Sciatica appointment consultation today!