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What you should know about Sciatica


What is Sciatica? /By Dr. Sal

Sciatica is when there is pain that originates in the lower back or buttock that travels to one or both legs.  Sciatica is mostly caused by sciatic nerve compression.  Sciatic nerve pain usually stems for disc herniation (bulged discs) explains Dr. Sal

205159Because most individuals spend too much time sitting, the spinal discs endure a lot of compression and stress  and over time the discs can rupture and bulge out. Dr. Sal recommends Regular micro breaks and at work and   regular stretches to alleviate some of that tension in the lower back and hips.



  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up


There are  different ways to treat sciatica; here at Therapeutica some of the techniques we use include:

  • Spinal decompression
  • Ultrasound- gentle heat created by sound waves that penetrates deep into tissues. Ultrasound increases circulation and helps to reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness, and pain.
  • Core exercises
  • Specific manual therapy