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Sciatica Pain Relief in Coquitlam

sciatica refers to inflammation of the sciatic nerve which is a peripheral nerve that runs down the back of each leg.

Sciatica is a broad term that is used to describe inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a peripheral nerve that runs down the back of each leg. When irritated, it can cause pain in the back, leg, hip, pelvis, neck and buttock.

Usually irritation of the sciatic nerve involves compression injuries either by soft tissue and surrounding muscles or the inflammation may arise from a herniated disk pressing on the associated upstream nerve roots. 

Common Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve can become inflamed through a few mechanisms such as compression injuries, overstretch injuries, falls or trauma and disc herniations or bone spurs. In more rare instances, tumors or diseases such as diabetes can also involve the sciatic nerve.

Here is a list of common causes of pain in the sciatic nerve:

Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatica can present differently in each case and also with varying intensities, depending on the site of the compression, the degree of the compression and also the chronicity of the issue.

Some common causes of sciatica symptoms are:

How We Can Help at Fulcrum Therapy

Sciatica responds very well to conservative therapies such as chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture. All these therapies work differently yet in conjunction to assist in fast recovery and to address the body from all different angles.

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