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Benefits of Medical Massage for Sciatica

"The Majority of Sciatica Pain Is Caused By A Few Simple Muscle Imbalances That Can Be Easily Identified."

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and can be ¾ of an inch in diameter. It is formed by the spinal nerves of L-4 through S-3, branches through holes in the sacrum, forms one large nerve, travels under and sometimes through the piriformis muscle then travels down the back of the thigh.

One of the most common causes of leg pain is the piriformis muscle. Because of its position in the lower back, many conditions can cause the piriformis muscle to put pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica refers to pain that begins in the hip and buttocks and continues all the way down your leg. This condition is often accompanied by low back pain, which can be more or less severe than your radiating leg pain.

The term "sciatica" indicates that the sciatic nerve, which travels from the lower back through the buttocks and into the leg, is thought to be the cause of the pain you are experiencing with this condition.

Most sciatica pain will get better within two weeks to a few months however, left untreated the sciatica pain almost always returns because the true cause of the pain has not yet been addressed.

The 4 major causes of Sciatica pain everybody is writing about.

  • Herniated lumbar disc that puts pressure on the nerve root
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis that involves a narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Degenerative disc disease that can lead to severe referral pain along the sciatic nerve
  • Piriformis syndrome which involves muscular imbalance

Medical Massage Treatment

The good news is that your therapeutic massage sessions can help to get rid of your sciatic pain. Medical Massage will balance musculoskeletal distortion in low back, sacrum, pelvic and legs in order to eliminate your sciatica pain symptoms.

Once the body is balanced, the patient is able to restore an efficient way for energy to move. Free energy is used by the body to work more efficiently and improves all physiological activities.

On the first visit the therapist evaluates the patient by screening gait patterns and measuring the positioning of the body to determine musculoskeletal distortion, biomechanical dysfunction and soft tissue pathology that causes these patterns. An exacting analysis of proper posture and biomechanics explains the cause and effect relationship to pain. Once we know how your body works, we can determine the reason why you have pain and the other symptoms.

Then the therapist develops a treatment plan that is based on the knowledge of your body. We don’t guess, we know how to treat you because of exact analysis of your body and understanding of your problem. Your therapeutic massage treatment is custom designed for you because we apply pressure and specific techniques that are unique only for your body. That’s why our treatment for your Sciatica Pain at Holistic Medical Massage Clinic in Tacoma is effective and different from others.


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