Missed Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica

3 Missed Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica. Which one do you have?

Back pain and sciatica are very often misdiagnosed and mistreated!

Back pain and sciatica are so common, that most of us have had it at some time. However, some people live with it for years. You don’t have to put up with it any more.

Even if you have had an MRI and it shows a disk bulge, that does not mean that the disk bulge is the cause of your pain. 54% of people aged 40 have 2 disk bulges and don’t even know they have it! So why do so many professionals still blame the poor little disk bulge?

3 places that your back pain and sciatica could be coming from?

1. Calf
The calf refers pain in a similar pattern to true sciatica. However the pain feels different and is in a subtly different pattern. At ReachHealth we can tell the difference.

2. Sacroiliac Joint
Sacroiliac JointThe sacroiliac joint can move out of alignment, also known as a “twisted pelvis”. The buttock muscles spasm to protect the joint, and pain if felt in the outside edge of the thigh, even down to the outside of the shin. THIS IS NOT SCIATICA! And it can be resolved in just 3-4 treatments.

3. The Colon
Colon The beginning and end of the colon sit where the spine meets the pelvis. It can irritate the area and cause back pain.

If you want a meaningful diagnosis for your back pain and sciatica, you can visit an osteopath at ReachHealth. We are based in Elsternwick, and service patients from the Elsternwick, Caulfield and St. Kilda areas.



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