Sciatica is a pain that starts in the low back and travels down the leg, This pain is typically caused by the herniation of a spinal disc that causes nerve compression on the sacral or lumbar nerve roots. Sciatica tends to be a symptom of a larger issue (such as disc herniation) rather than its own disease. Sciatica most commonly affects those between 30 and 50 years old, and is experienced in men more so than women.

Conditions Causing Sciatica

Common causes of sciatica include: 

  • Spinal disc herniation (approximately 1 in 50 people will experience this at some point)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Pelvic tumors
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Compression from a baby’s head during pregnancy
  • Trauma to the spine

Symptoms of Sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Sharp, shooting pain down low back and on the outside or front of the leg
  • Weakness in various parts of the leg or foot
  • Pain when one moves, sneezes, or coughs

How ASTR can Relieve Sciatica Pain

Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats sciatica in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances and fascia restriction which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. Many patients experience relief from sciatica pain after their first treatments! Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced relief from sciatica pain through ASTR treatment.