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Massage Therapy for Sciatica & Si Joint Dysfunction
If You Are Suffering With Sciatica or SI Joint Dysfunction
Do you have chronic or leg pain that seems to get worse with sitting for long periods of time? Sciatica can make it challenging to get comfortable or relax. We know how exhausting this can be and were here to help you develop a plan to help get rid of your Sciatica for good and prevent it from coming back!
Massage Therapy & Movement Therapy Can Help!
At Optimal Wellness, we understand that Sciatica can be extremely uncomfortable especially when sleeping and sitting. These issues can affect every aspect of our lives. Our team of massage specialists are highly trained in treating and preventing Sciatica. We will help you figure out what is causing your issues and what you can do to stop them from coming back.
Schedule a Treatment!
For Sciatica, we recommend scheduling our Optimal Movement Assessment & Optimal Pain Management Massage.
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Causes of Sciatica/ SI Joint Dysfunction
The term sciatica usually describes the symptoms of hip leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that start in the lower back region and travel down through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve that travels down the back of each leg.
Common causes of Sciatica
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle which is located in the lower hip region, goes into spasm and causes pain in the hip. The piriformis muscle can also irritate and put pressure on the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is known to be the cause of some low back and/or leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly defined at dull numbness to a sharp shooting painToo much movement (hypermobility or instability): When the SI joint becomes unstable the body signals pain.This pain is usually felt in the lower back and/or hip rgion. In some cases this pain may radiate into groin area.
Too little movement (hypomobility or fixation): When the SI joint becomes locked down the lumbar spine looses range of motion which in turns causes pain commonly felt on the side of felt on one side of the low back or buttocks, and can radiate down the leg.
Massage & Movement Therapy can help prevent or eliminate Sciatica by
- Stabilizing muscles around the hip region
- Increase joint working space and control
- Restore healthy tissue quality in both muscle and fascia
Why Choose Optimal Wellness?
Our specialists have had a lot of success with treating Sciatica. We will take the time to assess your movement patterns and posture and help you determine the reason you have developed Sciatica in the first place. We will also explain WHY your pain has not gotten better and will provide you with a series of joint specific exercises that are specific to your condition and activity level.