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Back Pain & Sciatica in Bradenton

Do you wake up in the morning with that nagging back pain? Are you feeling achy pain in your back, buttock, or even thigh? Are you having to watch what you do, because you are afraid you may hurt your back? If so, medical massage therapy can help.

Back pain and sciatica differ but are often confused with each other. Back is specific to the upper, mid or low back. Sciatica is a more diffuse, radiating pain down the buttock, thigh, and even leg. It is also possible to have radiculopathy, which is a radiating numbness, tingling, burning, or sharp pain to a specific part of the leg. This is often associated with a herniated disc, or entrapment of the nerve of that area, as it exits the spine.

If you are searching for back pain relief or sciatica relief, don’t rely on medicines to mask the symptoms. Your body is telling you of the deeper root cause of the problem, that needs to be fixed. Know that medical massage therapy should be your first treatment of choice, which eliminates your need for harmful painkilling drugs, such as opioids, or possibly avoid an invasive surgical procedure.

How will massage therapy in Bradenton help with my back pain or sciatica?

For most people, back pain will come and go. However, what many people don’t realize, is that the underlying problem of poor joint movement, core weakness, and poor muscle coordination, will set them up for a future back injury, which can be significantly worse.

Back pain and sciatica are both completely treatable through medical massage therapy. Your medical massage therapist creates a specific treatment plan for you that is dependent upon your diagnosis. The early stages of your medical massage therapy treatment focus on quick pain relief.

If you are suffering from sciatica, our medical massage therapists will implement your treatment plan to loosen the sciatic nerve. This restores the natural health of the nerve and quickly reduces symptoms.

How can I tell if it’s back pain or sciatica?

Sciatica

Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is reported as being highly uncomfortable. However, it is also fortunately very simple to diagnose. People with sciatica experience pain along their sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body.

The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down to your buttocks, legs, and finally to the bottom of each foot. The sciatic nerve can become compressed or irritated, which causes a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation in your lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet

Back pain

“Back pain” is a term that can be caused by an array of different conditions. For example, you may experience back pain due to poor posture, a motor vehicle accident, or a lifting injury. The treatment plan that your medical massage therapist sets up for you, will depend on how you developed the back pain, in addition to its exact location and your past medical history.
Back pain can be described as acute, meaning it is short-term, or chronic, meaning it is long-term (typically lasting for three months or longer).

What caused my back pain or sciatica?

General back pain typically develops as the result of an injury. This can be due to repetitive straining motions, such as leaning down multiple times throughout the day to pick up a toddler, or a more serious, sudden trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident. Underlying conditions, such as herniated discs, can also cause immense pain, and cause radiculopathy pain to the thigh, leg, or foot. Degenerative disc disease is a common condition as we age, which can result in back pain. Those with this condition typically report dull, aching pains in their lower back, and have difficulty with prolonged standing or walking.

Sciatica’s technical name is “lumbar radiculopathy.” People who develop this condition are generally between the ages of 30 and 50. Many different types of injuries can cause the development of sciatica, including arthritis, bone spurs, or any other injury that impacts the sciatic nerve. Most commonly, we find that people lose their flexibility in the hips and pelvis, which causes the gluteus and hip muscles to become tightened. This in turn, alters the mechanics of the spine, and compression to the sciatic nerve as it travels through these tissues.

Back Pain Relief in Bradenton

Our medical massage therapist can help to manage low back pain and sciatica symptoms through the use of targeted medical massage therapy treatment. This safe and prescription drug-free treatment option is non-invasive and designed to promote faster natural healing while providing fast pain relief. Instead of simply treating your symptoms, medical massage therapy is designed to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve for long-lasting relief. Want to learn more about the benefits of medical massage therapy for lower back pain and sciatica? Contact our medical massage therapist today for more information and be sure to schedule an initial consultation.

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Charlene L. Parlett

“I’ve been experiencing pain and stiffness in my arms and hands and was concerned it was something serious, irreversible or required surgery to correct. After 1 session with Neil at Muscleeze the pain and stiffness were gone for a solid 3 weeks. I believe with regular visits every 3-4 weeks I will remain pain free and possibly reverse the cause – without drugs or surgery. Definitely a win in my book!”

Gaetano Cannata

“I have been a massage therapist and bodyworker for over 30 years. I have never in my life had an experience like this in my life. Neil was kind enough to make a house call as I couldn’t get away from work. The technique he uses, I believe it’s called the Rosseter Technique, gave me almost instantaneous relief to a hip problem I’ve had for years. I have seen him many times since. He is courteous, respectful, and beyond professional. I will return again and again and I highly recommend him and his services.”