Back Pain & Sciatica Relief
I now take four medications not sixteen! I no longer need a walker or a cane while walking. I no longer have dangerous epidurals or go to the pain center because I have, with your help, significantly healed what I was told was not going to ever improve!
After injuring my back, I was truly afraid I would have to change everything in my life. I even had to sleep in a lawn chair instead of my bed.
Back Pain Symptoms
- Muscle ache
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Pain that radiates down your leg
- Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing or walking
- Pain that improves with reclining
Sciatica Pain Symptoms
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the rear/leg when standing
- Hip pain
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving your leg/foot
- Constant pain on one side of the rear
- Shooting pain making it difficult to stand
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, back pain is the most commonly reported pain throughout the country. One out of every four Americans has experienced back pain in the past three months. Back pain usually results from an injury or strain; however, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if the discomfort you are experiencing is general back pain or sciatica. Sciatica, also extremely common, is highly uncomfortable, is a specific type of back pain caused by a nerve issue. People with sciatica experience pain along their sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down to your buttocks, legs, and finally to the bottom of each foot. The sciatic nerve can become “pinched,” which causes a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation in your lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet.
The good news is that back pain and sciatica are both completely treatable. At Vineyard Complementary Medicine, the early stages of treatment will focus on pain relief, followed by structural alignment/ systems balancing. Once you begin to improve, your practitioner will expand on your exercises and stretches, focusing on increasing your strength and range of motion. The overall goal of physical therapy for back pain and sciatica is to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen the body so you can get back to doing your normal daily activities without pain or discomfort.
Whether you are suffering from general back pain or sciatica, our team of physical therapist can help relieve the discomfort in your back and help restore your mobility. The Vineyard Complementary Medicine approach may even help eliminate your need for addictive painkilling drugs and invasive surgical procedure.
For more information, Contact us at Edgartown, MA center.