Sciatica Treatment in Coquitlam, BC

Sciatica is characterized as pain that moves along the sciatic nerve. A shooting pain begins in the lower back and radiates down the leg and foot. Although sciatic pain can be debilitating, most effects resolve quickly with conservative treatments.

Causes

Sciatica pain is a symptom of a back problem rather than a condition by itself. The most common causes are degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc or pinched nerve. It can also be the result of muscle strain, pregnancy, obesity or infection.

Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of sciatica vary according to the underlying medical cause. Only one side of the body is usually affected by pain in the lower back, buttock and back of the thigh and calf. Common indicators of sciatica include:

  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Constant pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inability to stand up or walk

Treatment

MacKenzie SDI specializes in treatments for the various symptoms of sciatica. Treatment begins with a thorough examination where our doctors uncover the root cause of your pain. After careful diagnosis, we suggest a treatment plan that is specific to your unique condition.