Sciatica Pain Relief

sciatic-pain-reliefPeople seeking Sciatica pain relief is one of the things we treat frequently. It’s a common complaint. This is one of the most annoying and often times debilitating and limiting set of symptoms we see. Fortunately, it is also one of the challenges that responds best to our RCR therapy.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica Pain is a set of symptoms namely pain, caused by compression of the sciatic nerve which is the longest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve runs from the lumbar sacral region in the lower back and extends through the buttocks into the thighs and terminates just above the lateral malleolus (ankle bone). Its’ anatomy gives insights to the range of symptoms: low back pain, buttocks pain, pain in the thigh and side of the leg. You may feel tingling, numbness, pins and needles feeling and difficulty controlling the leg. Because the sciatic nerve ennervates the leg, chronic compression of the nerve, may cause atrophy of the leg muscles.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve either by disc involvement or involuntary muscle spasm specifically of the piriformis muscle which allows the leg to rotate laterally. Injections may also tighten the fascia and compress the nerve. Pregnancy may also cause sciatica as the weight of the fetus pressures the nerve during sitting. Disc involvement includes herniation or stenosis which compress the nerve. It is estimated the sciatic nere runs through, above or below the piriformis in about 40 % or more of the population. When the piriformis contracts, it places pressure on the sciatic nerve. There may be other causes, nut these are most common.

Effective Sciatic Pain Relief

Effective RCR therapy for sciatic pain begins with assessing the cause of pain and addressing the pain FIRST so you expereince quick relief. This is important because if you’ve been in pain for some time, chances are you live in a tired body, and may even be depressed due to the limitations imposed by sciatica. Chronic pain affects your personality and we want you to feel like yourself again as fast as possible. Specifically, we address sciatic pain:

1) via reflex work distal to the area so you experience less pain during treatment

2)direct work over the affected areas

3) possible use of therapeutic grade topical applications to relive pain and facilitate healing

4) gently and non-invasively resetting the nerve system to quiet the pain. This is a vital aspect of successful therapy as it breaks the pain pattern

5) education on how to prevent sciatica in the future.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Most people experience sciatic pain relief after their first RCR session. Long term relief is dependent on the individual, including lifestyle factors and their body’s ability to heal. Your RCR therpaist is uniquely qualified and experienced in treating sciatica and will share his professional plan of action after your intial assessment and treatment. A series of four sessions is average for successful resolution of sciatic pain.

If You’re Looking for Sciatic Pain Relief, CALL US TODAY!

Sciatic pain is one of the most common complaints we see at RCR with successful resolution. Generally, sciatic pain will not go away by itself can become chronic and further limiting. You owe it to yourself to seek effective treatment with a proven track record. Please visit and read what others have to say about their results with RCR therapy. Then give us a CALL at 305-501-4544, we’d love to help you today!