sciatica pain relief bozeman mt

Back Pain & Sciatica

Some of the many causes of mid and low back pain can include disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, poor posture, muscle strains, and nerve irritation. Back pain and sciatica are closely related medical conditions. Often, sciatica pain is the result of a medical back problem.

Sciatica nerve pain is often characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Low back pain that radiates down the leg
  • Leg pain with burning and tingling
  • Hip pain
  • Numbness in the legs or feet
  • Continual pain on one side of the buttock
  • Sharp pain
  • Trouble sitting and getting up

It’s important to note that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in itself. It is actually a symptom of an underlying problem. The root cause of this pain must be identified for effective treatment. Common lower back problems that can cause sciatica include disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, and bone spurs. However, other risk factors including age, diabetes, sitting for long periods of time, or particularly strenuous activity can contribute to the onset of sciatica.

Physical therapy is an important component of treating medical issues of the back, especially given that many cases of back pain can be addressed through adjustments to posture, body mechanics, and lifestyle. If you’re suffering from back pain, sciatica pain, or low back pain, don’t wait any longer for relief. Physical therapy may be the solution to helping you get back on the path to health.

Contact us at our Bozeman, MT center for more information to relief back pain & sciatica pain.