What is Sciatica & What You Can Do About It

What is Sciatica & What You Can Do About It

Sciatica is one of THE most common complaints we deal with in our practice.

Sciatica is short for irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs down the back part of the leg and is often inflamed, irritated, or entrapped secondary to muscle tightness.

To ensure you really have sciatica you need to discern this from lower back pathology such as a herniated disc or even stenosis. Your treatment will be dependent on this difference.

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following sciatica signs and symptoms:

  • Buttock pain
  • Numbness and tingling in the thigh or lower leg
  • Usually worst sitting
  • Muscle weakness and loss of balance or tripping

Here’s How We Can Help You With Our Sciatica Treatment

Here’s How We Can Help You With Our Sciatica Treatment…

The most common reasons why sciatica occur usually involves sitting too much, tight buttock muscles, or trauma to the area.

The most frequently seen in the clinic is sitting too much.

Within just a few short sessions, we can remove your pain and stiffness.

We can pinpoint the true cause of your pain—often in less than 20 minutes—so you finally have concrete answers about the source of your sciatica.

Our lower back pain treatment and sciatica specialists will help you avoid painful and risky surgery. Surgery that, in far too many cases, does nothing to provide relief.

If you’re taking painkillers, we’ll get you off them. In no time at all, you’ll be feeling “normal” again and on the path to drug-free good health!

Finally, we’ll help you sit and stand “pain-free” again. Your quality of life will skyrocket as you start to see and feel your range of motion return to normal.

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Scaitica Patient Success Stories

Scaitica Patient Success Stories

“I was able to get rid of my back pain after seeing Dr. Scott Gray and his staff at Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. I cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking for physical therapy in Fort Myers, this is the place.”

Randy Henderson | Mayor of Fort Myers, FL

“I had back pain that prevented me from doing my work. It even prevented me from doing my fitness routine. Dr. Gray’s Method pinpointed exactly what my problem was and what treatment I needed. I can honestly say I am now pain-free.”

Ricardo Cardenas | Business Professional

“I had herniated a disc in my lower back and thought that surgery was the only option. However, after seeing Dr. Scott Gray I avoided that route and now I am back to my old routine.”

Emily Burke | Health Professional

Our Approach to Treating The Sciatic Nerve

Our Approach to Treating The Sciatic Nerve

  • The Gray Method™ An approach invented by our owner, Dr. Scott Gray. The premise behind everything focuses on pinpointing the original CAUSE of your injury, pain, or stiffness, rather than just addressing the symptoms.

  • Dry Needling Dry needling is an advanced technique that uses very small needles to puncture the skin around stiff muscles. This treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate pain, muscle tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

  • Myofascial Release- A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and massage to the myofascial connective tissues. Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Mckenzie Method- A herniated disc treatment that uses repeated end range movements with sustained postural loading to help put the disc back in place taking the pressure off of your nerves.

  • Spinal Manipulation & Traction- A hands-on manual therapy technique that combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It helps relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.

  • Functional Mobility & Strengthening- An approach that helps increase your overall mobility and strength to ensure your pain stays away long after rehab. Increased strength & mobility will help you heal your current pain or injury, prevent future injuries, improve your posture, prevent chronic diseases, and protect bone health.

Sciatica Treatment is at Your Fingertips…

Sciatica Treatment is at Your Fingertips…

Remember, there’s no need to stay in pain another day…

Don’t let your quality of life suffer any longer!

And please…don’t cover up or mask your pain with anti-inflammatory drugs that can harm your internal organs.

Let’s discover the root cause of your lower back pain and get you back on course again!

Call our office at 239-223-0484 to schedule your appointment today!

PLEASE NOTE: You have no obligation after getting in contact with us.

Let’s talk about your unique situation, your goals, and your obstacles.

Together we can chart a course for your active and healthy future doing the things you love to do!

Sounds reasonable?

We look forward to working with you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Sciatica Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Sciatica Treatments

In all honesty, it varies from person-to-person and the severity of the case.

Our sciatica specialists in Fort Myers, FL have an array of ways to treat sciatica. Some patients walk out pain-free while others may take a few visits.

The main reason why you should come to our clinic is to get an accurate diagnosis.

Many patients think they have sciatica but they really don’t. For instance, sometimes it is arthritis of the spine or the hip that mimics sciatic conditions.

Similarly, you may have a herniated or bulging disc or spinal stenosis that mimics sciatica, too! Although your symptoms may be the same, the treatment is completely different and, if done incorrectly, can make your condition worse!

Our sciatica specialists in Fort Myers, FL can make this easy for you to discern.

The treatment of sciatica varies case-by-case but the premise of our treatment is to fix the cause and not just the symptoms. Some common sciatica treatments include:

  • Dry needling to the piriformis, lower back, and hamstrings
  • Neural mobilizations
  • Myofascial release
  • Repeated motions
  • Plus many, many, more.

Although sciatica can be caused by a myriad of reasons, the most common reasons for sciatica include:

  • tightness of your piriformis muscle
  • neural tension
  • a herniated or bulging disc
  • spinal stenosis
  • inflammation of the sciatic nerve

Sciatica is a term that describes irritation of the sciatica nerve that originates from your lower back and travels down the back part of your hip and thigh.