Back Pain & Sciatica
The lumbar spine (low back) is made up of 5 different lumbar vertebra (L1-L5) followed by your sacrum and sacro-illiac joints.
The lumbar spine and sacrum hold the load of most of our body when sitting and when standing (with poor posture).
Sciatica refers to back pain related to the sciatic nerve that originates in the spine and goes down the back of the leg. Injury or pressure on the sciatic nerve causes shooting pain, numbness, and tinging.
Back pain treatment begins with an in depth assessment of the joints, nerves, muscles, and tendons of the lumbar spine, sacrum, and hips.
Most conditions are paired with lumbar strains due to muscle guarding in the spine, therefore most low back conditions respond well to manual physical therapy treatments like Graston, massage, mobilizations, manipulations, and traction.
Strengthening your back muscles and core muscles is also important to keep your spine in a proper position and supportive through your everyday activities.
Common conditions we treat:
-Sacro-illaic joint dysfunction
-Degenerative joint/disc disease