Low Back Pain And Sciatica

Beneficial Health Medical Center

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Hartville, OH

Low back pain and sciatica are sometimes connected, although low back pain can exist without sciatica. Whether you have low back pain, sciatica, or both there’s help available. Dr. William Knop and the team at Beneficial Health Medical Center in Hartville, Ohio, provide effective solutions through chiropractic care, trigger point injections, and massage therapy. You can be pain free in a natural way sooner than you think by scheduling your appointment online, or calling Beneficial Health Medical Center today.

Low Back Pain and Sciatica Q & A

Why does low back pain happen?

Low back pain can occur for several reasons. These causes include:

  • Accidents: Sports accidents, auto accidents, and slip and fall accidents
  • Repetitive motion: Constant heavy lifting resulting in strains and sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease: Developing as your discs wear with age
  • Arthritis: Particularly osteoarthritis, can cause low back pain
  • Sciatica: Sciatica can cause low back pain that extends down the leg
  • What is sciatica?

    Sciatica is a condition resulting from the sciatic nerve — the longest human nerve — being pinched or impinged. Some of the causes of pressure on the sciatic nerve are by the following:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica causes low back pain that moves down one leg. This pain can shoot down the leg to the knee and in some cases as far as the foot.. This can make it difficult to walk, sit, or move normally.

    How are low back pain and sciatica treated?

    At Beneficial Health Medical Center, low back pain and sciatica are treated using non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. William Knop and the Beneficial Health Medical Center team will customize a care plan that will allow you to heal quickly and comfortably. Treatment may include:

    Dr. Knop can perform spinal adjustments that can alleviate imbalances that may be contributing to your headaches. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you feel better very quickly, and they can also help reduce the frequency and the duration of your headaches. Other healing methods may also be helpful in dealing with headaches, including physical therapy techniques and therapeutic massage.

    Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care includes the latest and most advanced adjustment techniques, all of which are completely non-invasive. This care can relieve pressure, correct imbalances, and properly align the spine for optimal pain relief and wellness.

    Physical therapy techniques: Physical therapy techniques such as moist heat therapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and interferential electrical muscle stimulation can complement chiropractic care and provide extra pain relief.

    Prescribed exercises: Dr. Knop can prescribe exercises that will help you strengthen your core muscles to provide greater support for your spine. This will help keep it properly aligned and reduce the chance of injury.

    Massage therapy: Massage therapy can reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and help restore a reduced range of motion.

    Nurse Practitioner

    Medications/Injections (if necessary)

    Your care plan can also include manual decompression therapy.

    For many low back pain and sciatica patients, a combination approach to treatment is ideal. By following a regular treatment plan, you can enjoy freedom from these conditions.