Category: Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Got You Down?

 

Category: Back Pain, Sciatica Treatment

Back Pain Atlanta GAAt its worst, sciatica pain can rank up there with a major toothache. It is a source of back pain that is easily identified and can range from annoying to debilitating. There are treatments available, both home remedies and physical therapies, that can provide pain relief.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of back pain resulting from pressure on the sciatic nerve. The longest nerve in the human body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower back and branches off to innervate both of your hips, buttocks, legs and feet. Pressure on this nerve can affect your lower back, and the pain can radiate through the length of the nerve. It can also cause tingling, numbness or weakness in your leg or foot. (more…)


Sciatic Pain and Pregnancy

 

Category: Back Pain, Sciatica Treatment

Pregnant Pain Atlanta GA One of the major joys in a women’s life is bringing new life into the world. Many mothers cite pregnancy as one of their best experiences. It can also be a time of annoying or debilitating back pain. You may find yourself somewhere on that line of continuum, and the discomfort or pain may be interfering with your daily activities and wearing you down with fatigue. With accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, you can find relief and enjoy your pregnancy. (more…)



Sciatica And Piriformis Syndrome

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sciatica Treatment

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy CentersIf you suffer from lower back pain that shoots down in your leg you may be diagnosed with Sciatica. Piriformis Syndrome is another common condition with very similar characteristics. Some shared common symptoms include: sitting discomfort, leg pain radiating down your leg, low back pain, burning through your buttocks down the back of your leg, and lower back and buttock tightness.

Both Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome are caused by sciatic nerve compression. The two conditions differentiate when the cause of the compression is diagnosed. Sciatica is typically diagnosed using imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan or spinal x-ray. The typical causes of Sciatica found on these images include: disc herniation, lower lumbar spinal degeneration or other identifiable physical issues. (more…)


Leg Pain

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sciatica Treatment

Atlanta Physical TherapistsLeg pain can be caused by a variety of factors and can become debilitating when not treated effectively and in an appropriate amount of time. When the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation are not proving effective at home it is important to seek professional treatment. Chronic leg pain can be a sign of significant injury to a muscle, tendon, or bone or can occur as a result of different medical conditions. Depending on the cause of the pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations can also accompany the leg pain, causing a debilitating issue. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our certified manual and physical therapists specialize in helping patients with leg pain find long term relief.
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Sciatica Treatment

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Treatment in Atlanta GASciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain, numbness, or weakness that are caused by an underlying medical condition. The pain and uncomfortable sensations originate in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Rarely does sciatica occur in both legs, but it is typical to have pain in only one side of the buttock or leg. Sciatic pain can be infrequent and irritating to constant and debilitating; it can also be triggered through weight gain, such as during pregnancy. While symptoms can be painful and can last for varying lengths of time, rarely does permanent sciatic nerve damage result. For those with sciatica, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers sciatica treatment to help patients achieve long-term pain relief and increased quality of life.
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