Sciatica Pain

Overview of Sciatica and how we can help

Sciatica  is defined as a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a  large nerve extending from the lower back into the buttocks and down the  back of one or both legs.  There are 5 pairs of nerves that exit the  spine in the lower back that make up what we know as the sciatic nerve. If the  vertebrae or bones in the lower back are malaligned; or the disc between  the vertebrae are swollen, bulged or herniated, the result is pressure on those nearby  nerves. This can cause tremendous pain and normal daily activities  become almost impossible.  The sciatic nerve can also be entrapped by adhesion at the gluteal (butt) muscles or hamstring musculature; causing  irritation and radiating pain from the buttocks down the back of one or  both legs.  This is called a peripheral nerve entrapment. 

Symptoms of Sciatica 

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in the buttock or down the leg, worse with sitting
  • Numbness, tingling, burning, pain in back of the leg down to the calf or the sole of the foot 
  • Weakness of the leg or foot 
  • Difficulty walking 
  • Inability to move the foot (in severe cases) 


At Discover Soft Tissue and Spine we use complete functional movement  screenings of the lower back and legs so we can narrow down the exact  problem and tissue(s) that need to be fixed.  We also utilize manual soft tissue treatments to help with fibrous muscular adhesion and peripheral nerve entrapment that often contribute to and cause  sciatic pain.This tends to reduce pain, improve flexibility and  function.  Therapeutic exercise is then added to help strengthen the  appropriate muscles to help with your recovery.  

If you think you have, or are struggling with sciatic pain call our office at 616-956-1112 or request an appointment by pressing here!



Treatment for Sciatic pain

 Sciatic Nerve Treatment using Manual Adhesion Release ®️ (MAR) to a sciatic nerve entrapment at the external hip rotators and a sciatic nerve entrapment in the hamstrings.