Leg Pain, …Sciatica, Butt and Leg Pain
The word sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain, and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the leg. For some, sciatica can be severe and debilitating. Clinical diagnosis of sciatica is referred to as a “radiculopathy,” which means simply that a disc or spinal bone has protruded from its normal position in the spine and is putting pressure on the nerve root in the lower back, which forms part of the sciatic nerve. Medications will not correct the aberrant spine, nor disc structure. Only procedures to make the compressed area more malleable, coupled with spine and disc rehabilitation protocols, and then spine and muscle strengthening, will correct this type of debilitating pain as well as prevent its recurrence. We often achieve excellent results in helping patients with sciatic pain.