Sciatica & Low Back Pain Syracuse
Do you wake up at night because of back pain?
Do you suffer from intermittent or constant pain in your back?
Is you back pain worse in the mornings and the evenings?
Do you have pain that shoot down one or both legs?
Can you describe your back pain as aching, tight, stiff, sore, burning, throbbing, stabbing or pulling?
Does your pain increase while bending, sitting, walking, or standing too long in one position?
Back pain is only 2nd to the common cold as the reason for visits to the doctor. In fact, roughly 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life.
Sciatica is a common form of back pain. The classical definition of Sciatica refers to pain along the large sciatic nerve – which runs from the lower back and down the back of each leg.
The pain can vary in location; it may go down your buttocks, through your thigh, down the back of your leg, or right down to the foot and heel.
The majority of the medical community believes that Sciatica is a result of pressure upon the nerve caused by a herniated disc in the spine. Through the Active Release Techniques, however, it has been revealed that Sciatica is more often caused by peripheral nerve entrapments.
The key to resolving Sciatica is in the release of restrictions at all possible nerves entrapment sites, along the entire length of the sciatic nerve. Complete resolution of Sciatica cannot be achieved if the nerve remains trapped at any location along its length. This is where Active Release Technique Excels: it can be used to find each of these entrapment sites, and then, to release their restrictions.