Approximately 5-10% of the general population will suffer back pain caused by sciatica. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed due to muscle spasms, herniated discs, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis.
Nerve pain isn’t fun. Sciatica can be severely debilitating and painful.
As a manual therapist, it is important to get to the root of the problem and determine a treatment plan that addresses muscle weaknesses or imbalances, joint dysfunctions, or biomechanical issues. Your client trusts you to get them feeling better!
While pain and anti-inflammatory medication can help ease the symptoms, they are not permanent solutions. What manual therapy methods help ease sciatica issues?