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Sciatica in Hamilton

Considered a symptom, not a diagnosis, sciatica means the sciatic nerve is irritated and compressed. A few different structures can compress the nerve: spinal stenosis and lumbar disc bulge. This type of nerve pain can also come from tension in the glute and piriformis muscles, which run over the sciatic nerve. If they are too tight, they will compress the sciatic nerve.

Those with sciatica pain find it starts in the low back and extends down one or both legs. It usually gets worse with periods of sitting or standing. This type of discomfort often affects pregnant women, those with diabetes, and people who are obese.

Typical Symptoms

  • Hip pain
  • A tingling or burning feeling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or a difficult time moving the leg or foot
  • Continual pain that affects one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it uncomfortable to stand up

New Patients

Our Natural Approach

To address sciatica here at Stevenson Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer many effective techniques and therapies tailored to each patient’s needs. These include spinal decompression, medical cold laser, spinal manipulation, specific stretches and exercise programs, and soft tissue therapy. The treatment we provide will be based on the cause of a patient’s nerve pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long until patients typically notice relief?

It depends on the severity of the injury. Usually, a patient notices a difference within the first two weeks of care.

How does physiotherapy help with recovery?

Physiotherapy can help patients through education of anatomy, soft tissue release of tight structures, strengthening of core musculature, and progress to their functional activities without any aches or pains.

Will massage therapy help? How?

Massage therapy can help alleviate muscle tension in tight areas. When someone has sciatica, their gait (walking) is affected, which causes muscle imbalances throughout the body. Massage therapy will identify tight areas and help decrease muscle tension.

Book an Appointment

If you’re experiencing sciatica pain, we want to help you get relief. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Sciatica Relief Hamilton ON | (905) 544-5787