With 40% of the population expected to suffer from it during their lifetime, we ask: “What is it &
What should you do” … WHEN SCIATICA STRIKES!
If you are affected by sciatica, you will already know how debilitating the pain and discomfort can be and
how unexpectedly it can arrive, whether you’re sitting, standing, moving… even when your sleeping!
There is nothing worse then unexpected sharp when when just reaching out a certain way.. or it can
almost make you want to drop to your knees.
It can ruin your night…. making it impossible to sleep…. and whats worse, you wan up cranky, making
your day just miserable.
It can stop you from enjoying daily simple tasks.. making you frustrated.. forcing you to take more pain
pills then you would care to admit.
Top 3 Causes Why Your Back Pain is Screaming For Help!
Cause #1 is Herniated Disc. A herniated disc refers to a problem whit one or more of the rubbery
cushions (discs)between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stuff up to make your spine. This may result
in pain, numbness or weakness in your arm or leg.
Symptoms of herniated disc(s) may include pain when bending forward, increased pain with
sitting/driving, pain that travels from the back down the leg and pain relief when bending backwards.
Pain may be described as tingling, numbness, burning sensation down the leg.
Cause #2 is Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Stenosis. This is the narrowing of the open spaces
within your spine to your ams and legs.
Spinal Stenosis occurs most often the lower back and neck and can sometimes occur with no signs or
symptoms. However, when symptomatic pain from spinal stenosis can be described as tingling,
numbness, burning sensation, muscle weakness, and problems with normal bladder and bowel function.
Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include pain with long periods of standing and walking and pain that
come on with standing and walking and relief from sitting.
Cause #3 is SI Joint/Pelvic Dysfunction. This is the inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac
joints- situated where your lower spine and pelvis connects. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in your buttocks
or lower back, and can extend down one or both legs. Prolong standing or stair climbing can worsen the
Sacroiliitis can be difficult to diagnose, because it can be mistaken for other causes of lower back pain. Its
been linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Causes of SI Joint/Pelvic
Dysfunction can come from trauma or fall and landing on your bottom, contact sports, pregnancy (both
before and after birth). Symptoms include pain with sitting, getting in/out of the car, pelvis, buttocks, hip
and/or groin pain, or even pain rolling over in ed, which can turn disturbs sleep patterns. Chronic SI Joint
pain symptoms can make it difficult to perform common daily tasks, and can affect every aspect of your
How to Stop Your Back from Screaming! Here are a few remedies for Sciatica pain:
1) The Revolutionary 830 Cold Laser
Cutting edge technologies such as cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation and electromagnetic pulse
eliminate pain, speed up healing and depolarize painful nerves. Furthermore, influencing pain modulators
(stress, anxiety and sleep) gives successful pain relief with no pain medication.
2) MultiFunctional Movement Therapy
This therapy stops pain, increases strength, confidence and agility through specialized movements proven
to rapidly resolve Scaitica pain an other issues.
3) Dry Needling Therapy
Dry Needling is a very effective form of manual therapy that uses very thin needles inserted in your
muscle tissue. Many conditions that were traditionally hard to treat including Sciatica pain are now
treated successfully by Dry Needling.
All of these natural healing options including cutting edge technology are provided in one package at
Kauai Therapy & Wellness-Ponderay.
Want to learn more?
•How to correct the cause of your pain and speed up the healing process without relying on
medications, injections, or surgery (one of these techniques I’ll share & it takes only 3 minutes to do
it on your own every day, patients can’t believe how much difference it can make).
•How to prevent your back from getting worse, and avoiding the single biggest mistake sciatic
Give us a call at #208-205-9559,
or stop by our conveniently located Ponderay clinic, Kauai
Therapy & Wellness at the North Idaho Medical Village.