Tag: sciatica

Sciatica Pain: The Key to Diagnosing and Treatment

Sciatica Pain: The Key to Diagnosing and Treatment If you’re experiencing pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness in your back, buttocks, and legs, your sciatic nerve might be to blame. Sciatica pain can be caused by an injury to your sciatic nerve or an area that affects it, especially the vertebrae in your neck and back. And, while it’s an uncomfortable condition, it’s also a common one. Nearly 40 percent of people will experience it at some point during their lives., and it becomes more frequent with aging. If these symptoms sound familiar, this article is for you! Keep reading to learn about where your pain is coming from and what Read More »

Tingling Sensation in the Buttocks? A Closer Look at Sciatica

Do you suffer from a tingling sensation in the buttocks? If so, you’re in the right place! Because we’re going to take a closer look at one of the primary causes of tingling, numbness, and pain in your lower half. Sciatica (along with unruly children and persnickety bosses) is one of the most common causes of pain in the butt. It’s estimated that 40% of people will experience sciatica at some point in their lives. Keep reading to learn more about sciatica and what you can do to relieve the symptoms for good. You’ve Got Some Nerve! The Skinny on the Fattest Nerve Read More »

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times.

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times. Most of us know people who had their children via C-section, a potentially lifesaving procedure for both mother and child during a problematic birth. C-section rates in the USA are about 32% of all live births, and according the WHO (World Health Organization), the international rate that is expected should actually be 10-15%.  Consumer Reports earlier this past year suggested that higher rates of C-section may depend on the hospital you use, and profit which can offer a reimbursement level that is 30% more for a c section than a vaginal birth. Of Read More »

Surgery or conservative chiropractic care for leg pain due to a disc herniation; which is a better option?

Surgery or conservative chiropractic care for leg pain due to a disc herniation; which is a better option? You find yourself in pain one morning with the ache shooting down into your leg. You may not recall anything that would create these types of symptoms and although, you have had back pain in the past, it always seemed to work itself out. Now, you have a difficult time sitting, standing, walking and your spouse has just helped you put your socks on this morning after you had to cancel plans to go out the night before due to the pain; Read More »

What to knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common?

What to knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common? She called our office saying that one of her tennis partners recommended her and her right sided knee pain was preventing her from playing tennis on a regular basis. While she had back problems in the past, a fall about a year and a half ago began a long journey into knee pain, back pain, sciatic pain on her left side and she reported that years ago, she had a frozen shoulder on the right side that improved with three months of physical therapy, but she Read More »