Case Example – Patient A
Sciatica pain along the large sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc and can also be the result of “double crush syndrome” whereby the piriformis muscle also adds to the neural entrapment.Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between 30 and 50 years of age. Often a particular event or injury does not cause sciatica, but rather it may develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine. Therefore minimizing imbalance at the hips and pelvis should be a long term goal and is achieved by manual therapy, exercise and custom orthotics to aid biomechanical efficiency.