Low Back Pain and Sciatica Relief From Our St. Petersburg Soft Tissue Doctor

Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.  Upwards of 50% of Americans will report having had back pain at some point during the next year.  Whether the pain is dull and achy, or sharp and shooting, when present it affects your performance on the field or on the job!

We’ve all heard of it. The pain is unbearable at times. It feels like your butt and back of your legs are on fire! Yes, it’s that nasty Sciatica. And it’s not going to go away on its own.

Low back pain and sciatica seem to accompany each other like a harmonic duet, as the symptoms of spinal conditions such as herniated discs and subluxations can lead to other symptoms like sciatica without hesitation. Most individuals will suffer from some form of low back pain in their lifetime, and our doctor in St. Petersburg is armed with holistic techniques that can provide you with natural pain relief and promote healing in the areas that are sourcing your discomfort.

Severe cases involve numbness or the feeling of the leg or foot being asleep. Most of the time these symptoms surface from prolonged sitting or driving and feel better if you keep standing or walking around.

Our treatments at Peak Performance Soft Tissue and Spine fix sciatica.

There are many causes for sciatica pain. Is it a disc herniation? Is it because of a pinched nerve? Maybe it’s the result of a peripheral nerve entrapment! Many times it’s due to a layering effect involving more than one of these issues.

Common Causes of Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Low back pain is typically caused by pinched nerves in the spine, and lower lumbar pain is the most common complaint of our patients seeking chiropractic care. Our St. Petersburg doctor has one mission: to discover the source of your low back pain and to use appropriate soft tissue therapies and physiotherapy techniques to get you the relief you need by addressing pain at the source. Whether you have degeneration, disc herniations, muscle adhesions or are experiencing symptoms of sciatica, Dr. Maggio has solutions for you.

Disc Herniations and Low Back Pain

Herniated discs are caused by back injuries that damage or shift spinal vertebrae out of alignment. These damaged discs can begin to pinch on nerves as the internal fluid that protects the vertebrae begins to ‘bulge’ out and cause impingements. Disc herniations can be excruciating and debilitating and can prevent you from participating in hobbies and activities you enjoy. Left untreated, lower back pain tends to get worse and often sources side effects and secondary symptoms such as sciatica.

Muscle Spasms

Muscles spasms in the lower back can be the result of herniated discs or spinal misalignments caused by injuries or poor posture. As degenerated discs press on sensitive nerves, they can begin to ‘tweak’ and produce radiating pain in the limbs, especially in the buttocks and leg as a symptom known as sciatica. Dr. Maggio's target-specific soft tissue therapies can help.

Sciatica Symptoms

If you have a disc issue on one side of the spine, this can cause spasms in the buttock and leg on the same side as your injury. It presents itself as a burning or stabbing pain that shoots down the thigh, calf, and can even radiate into the feet. Fortunately,  sciatica symptoms can be resolved rather effectively with proper diagnosis and muscle adhesion treatments from Dr. Maggio at Peak Performance Soft Tissue and Spine.

 

 

 

Learn More About Low Back Pain Treatments with Soft Tissue Treatments

Unfortunately, lower back pain and sciatica typically won’t resolve themselves without a little help from our St. Petersburg Soft Tissue Doctor. So, don’t delay—call 727-459-0610 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maggio and his experienced team at Peak Performance Soft Tissue and Spine.