Sciatic Stinks!!

In ABCs of Back Pain by tomtom

Sciatic Stinks!


You heard me, Sciatic Stinks!

That awful burning shooting pain that travels down the back or side of your leg, sometimes all the way to your foot and absolutely interferes with the quality of your life! Many times it is accompanied by numbness, or ‘pins and needles’ as so many patients report to us.

There is no question that when you are experiencing Sciatic that two things are for sure:

  • You want it to go away!
  • Something is wrong!

Here’s where a good doctor who can identify the actual cause of the Sciatic is so important. There are a number of things that can cause pain in the lower extremities and getting to the real cause is the most important first step if you are ever going to find the right solution.

The good news is that back surgery is rarely ever the treatment of choice! Unfortunately far too many people end up pursuing surgery as a ‘fix’ because they or their treating physician just don’t know what else to do.

So what are some possible causes of Sciatic?

  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Piriformis Trap Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction

If Sciatic is “Stinking Up” your world, it’s time to get some help!