Sciatica

Corner Canyon Pain & Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Integrated Medical Clinic located in Draper, UT

Lower back pain that radiates into the buttock and down the back of your leg may be sciatica. Chiropractor and regenerative medicine specialist Gordon LeSueur, DC, treats sciatica at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine in Draper, Utah. For holistic, drug-free sciatica treatment, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve stems from your lower (lumbar) spine and travels down through each hip and leg. When this nerve becomes compressed, or pinched, it can cause pain, tingling, and numbness known as sciatica. 

How do I know if I have sciatica?

Sciatica usually affects only one side of your body, though it can occur on both. The most common symptom of sciatica is pain that runs from your lower back to your buttock and down the back of your leg. Sciatica pain may feel like a bad leg cramp or a sharp, stabbing sensation that can last for several weeks. 

Other common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Weakness in the affected leg

Sciatica pain varies from person to person. Your pain may worsen when you cough, sneeze, or sit for long periods of time.

Who gets sciatica?

Anyone can get sciatica, but it most commonly occurs among adults age 30-50. Certain factors may increase your risk of developing sciatica, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Prolonged sitting

Jobs that require heavy lifting or driving for long periods may also increase your risk of sciatica.

What causes sciatica?

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated or bulging disc in the lower back that presses on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can also result from other conditions that put pressure on the sciatic nerve, such as:

  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Gordon, DC, and the team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine don’t just treat your sciatica pain, they focus on the root cause so you can avoid surgery and experience lasting relief.

How is sciatica treated?

The team at Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine specializes in sciatica treatment. They spend as much time as necessary to understand the underlying cause of your sciatica and develop an individualized treatment plan. 

Depending on your specific condition, sciatica treatment may include:

  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • A rehabilitation program of stretches and strengthening exercises

For lasting relief from sciatica without medications or invasive procedures, call Corner Canyon Pain and Medicine or book an appointment online today.