Sciatica is a very specific diagnosis that means the irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is a diagnosis that is frequently used by doctors to describe pain and / or numbness and tingling down one or both legs. However, it is more accurate to define this by the specific characteristics of significant numbness, tingling, weakness, AND associated pain. There are many times where pain down the leg can occur from other origins apart from the sciatic nerve, such as muscle tissue.
The variety of ‘sciatic’ presentations can be managed conservatively with the appropriate rehabilitation program. The therapists at Infinite Potential are well trained at treating all types of sciatic pain.