Dr. Aleck utilizes the most up to date and patient-centered approach to quickly decrease pain associated with sciatica, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Sciatica is known as a symptom versus a diagnosis. Sciatica is pain or tightness that originates in the low back or pelvic region that can travel down one or both legs, buttock, knee, or in some cases, even the foot.
The pain is commonly described as achy, sharp, numb, or tingly. It can range anywhere from minimal to unbearable.
What are the common causes of sciatica?
31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any give time and 1/2 of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Most cases with sciatica are mechanical in nature - meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Sciatica is typically a mechanical problem, meaning an issue occurring as the result of how we use or don’t use our body. If your sciatica pain changes - for better or worse - with certain movement, postures, or positions, you likely are suffering from a mechanical low back problem causing sciatica pain.
The assessment process is the most important part of the Aleck Pain to Performance experience.
You will go through a detailed exam to determine exactly where your pain is coming from.
Depending on the needs of the patient, the examination process may consist of: functional evaluation, orthopedic assessment, neurological assessment, soft tissue palpation/assessment, or joint motion palpation.
Once your assessment is complete, we sit down together and walk you through your plan to recovery. We discuss a timeline, and what treatments will catapult the speed of recovery, and what stretches, exercises and any minor modifications in your day to day life that need to take place outside of clinic.
Follow up appointments are 20 minutes in length of 1-on-1 treatment doing everything possible to speed up care. Most patients start noticing changes within their first day of treatment, and it’s very rare that people aren’t starting to notice improvements after just 2-3 visits.
Contrary to traditional chiropractic clinics, we don’t make you come back multiple times a week for months on end, wasting both time and money. We quickly identify the underlying issue, provide hands-on treatment, and educate you on how YOU can be an active participant in your recovery process.