DO YOU SUFFER FROM SCIATICA AND LIVE IN PETERBOROUGH?
Sciatica can be incredibly painful. Over 40 percent of the population of Peterborough will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives. While mild Sciatica may go away on its own over time, pain that lasts longer than a week is severe, or gets progressively worse should be treated. Chiropractic care can help. Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug) and his team of wellness experts at PTBO Chiro have assisted many people in the Peterborough area find relief from Sciatic pain. Radiating pain that begins in your lower spine moves to the buttock and down the back of your leg is very typical of Sciatica. The pain varies widely from mild aching to a sharp, jolting and burning sensation. Occasionally numbness, tingling and weakness can occur in the corresponding leg or foot.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SCIATICA?
Unlike many types of back and neck pain, the causes of Sciatic pain generally straightforward. It typically results from the Sciatic nerve being pinched, often by a Herniated Disc or bone spur on your vertebrae. Things that may increase your risk of experiencing a Sciatic episode include:
- Age-related changes in the spine
- A job that requires you to twist your back
- Carrying heavy loads
- Sitting for extended periods of time
One thing to note is that not all lower back or radiating pain is Sciatica – the Sciatic nerve must be specifically involved to be considered Sciatica. At PTBO Chiro we take a holistic approach to your health – offering a wide range of therapy designed to help you return to doing the things you love as quickly as possible. Don’t suffer needlessly – Contact Us today.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR SCIATICA?
Treatment for Sciatic pain begins at our state-of-the-art Peterborough clinic. Beginning with a thorough and accurate assessment of your symptoms, Dr. Doug and the team at PTBO Chiro will use a variety of leading-edge diagnostic tools such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a Hands-On exam by Dr. Doug at PTBO chiro to develop your treatment plan. Your customized therapy may include manual adjustments, hot/cold compresses, massage and lifestyle changes.