Back Pain- Lower Back, Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome
Are you experiencing back pain? Back pain is triggered by muscle strains, a pelvis imbalance, misaligned vertebrae, uneven leg length, or a compromised (bulging, slipped, herniated or ruptured) disc. While the pain can be limited to your upper back or lower back, it can also move from your low back to your buttocks or down your leg. When your piriformis muscle puts pressure on your sciatic nerve, it can result in a tingling and numbness sensation in your hips and buttocks.
Causes of back pain may include strained muscle or improper lifting/moving of heavy items around the house or your workplace. Sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis or herniated disks are additional causes resulting from structural imbalances within the body. Acute back pain typically lasts from 1 to 3 days, while chronic back pain lasts for 3 months or longer. Severe back pain, resulting in tingling, fever or sudden weight loss may signal a bigger medical issue.
At Aloha Wellness Center, we localize the source of pain, identify the cause, prescribe a treatment plan to bring back pain relief and educate you to prevent future occurrences.