Sciatica Diagnosis and Treatment

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Sciatica Diagnosis In Hertfordshire and Finchley

One of the most common complaints we see as chiropractors is sciatica.  This is because so many people have been told, or think they have it.  The truth about sciatica is more complicated than just knowing what to call it though.

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica, in lay terms, can mean anything form pain in the back or buttocks, to sharp shooting pain all the way down the leg into the foot.  There are many different causes of these pains though, some of which are due to problems with the sciatic nerve, and some which are not.

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

One cause of sciatic pain is when the nerve is squeezed by the piriformis muscle.  This cause of sciatica is therefore diagnosed as piriformis syndrome.

disc bulge causing sciatica

The most common cause of sciatic pains is a disc bulge in the lumber spine compressing one of the nerve roots.

There are many causes of back and leg pain that get diagnosed as sciatica such as facet joint problems and sacroiliac joint syndrome.

The most important thing is to get examined by an expert!

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Written by Dr Chris Pickard

First published on: Jan 13, 2015

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