17 07, 2020

5 Tips to Preventing Sciatica

By |July 17th, 2020|Tags: , |

Let’s face it: Nobody wants to live with pain, but it’s harder to avoid injuries and pain as we get older.  The risk of back pain increases after the age of 30. Sciatica is one of the leading types of lower back pain, with up to 40% of Americans suffering from sciatica at some point in their lives.  Any condition that aggravates the sciatic nerve (the long nerve that runs from your lower back to just above your calves), thereby causing pain, is considered sciatica. If you think you have sciatica but haven’t had a proper diagnosis yet, it’s time to make an appointment with a low back [...]

9 07, 2020

Three Conditions that Mimic Sciatica

By |July 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Have you recently searched your symptoms on the web and believe you have sciatica? Not so fast! Sciatica is a very common condition that causes pain, numbness, and/or tingling extending from the lower back to the backside of the leg, usually stopping at the calf. But sciatica isn’t the only condition that causes these symptoms. Nobody likes to get treated for the wrong condition – what a time waster! If you’ve tried at-home treatments for sciatica and haven’t felt relief, it’s possible that you’ve diagnosed yourself incorrectly. Save yourself time and money by getting it right the first time. See a doctor or lower back pain specialist, such as a Doctor of [...]

9 07, 2020

What’s the Best Way to Treat Sciatica?

By |July 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

When you have sciatica, it is difficult to tell which sciatica treatment works best when there are so many options. Will those special oils, supplements, posture braces, and painkillers get rid of sciatica for good? Unfortunately, there is a lot of false marketing when it comes to sciatica treatment. Many of the creams, oils, and special devices used to treat sciatica are not backed by science and research. What about the painkillers or muscle relaxants prescribed by a doctor? Prescription medications like painkillers, injections, and muscle relaxants can reduce pain, but they usually fail to treat sciatica permanently. Plus, who wants to risk harmful side-effects or opioid dependence? On the bright side, [...]