Sciatica is a common form of leg and low back pain. Sciatica symptoms may arise from spinal stenosis, disc herniation or post-operative scarring. Sciatica nerve root pain usually radiates down one leg. Sciatica symptoms may include lower back pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in various parts of the leg and/or foot.
Back pain is one of the most common problems effecting millions each year. There are a variety of issues that could lead to back pain from the muscles, bones, joints and nerves. Lower back pain is the most common occurring pain. Pain can range from the neck to the pelvis. Doctor Jacobs specializes in the treatment of back pain.
Low Back Pain
According to NIH, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on relieving low back pain. Low back pain is one of the most common causes for job-related disability. Between 70% and 85% of American adults are effected by low back pain at some point during their life. Low back pain patients may have one or more of the following symptoms: back pain, neurologic symptoms, leg pain and/or spinal deformity. Doctor Jacobs specializes in the treatment of low back pain.
Scoliosis is a sideway curvature of the spine or backbone. Scoliosis curve sometimes looks like an “S” or “C” letter shape. Scoliosis is a common disorder that effects many children and adults. People who are not surgical candidates for scoliosis may benefit from physical therapy in order to relieve pain. Fascia restriction release may improve muscular imbalance due to Scoliosis curvature. Doctor Jacobs specializes in the treatment of scoliosis. Our specialists often see patients with scoliosis.
According to the Arthritis foundation, about 27 million people in America suffer from Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of joint disorder. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints, as a result of aging or overuse. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition generally involving the degradation of the cartilage and the bone. Common risk factors for Osteoarthritis include: joint overuse, genetics, obesity, age, and previous joint injury. These are some of the common symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
- Joint stiffness or soreness
- Increased pain after activities or at the end of the day
- Joint stiffness after resting and decreased stiffness after movement
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease and is considered to be a form of inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis patients bodies attack their own. Fluid builds up in joints as a result of rheumatoid arthritis, which may cause of joint pain. Rheumatoid arthritis patients may experience inflammation throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is a symmetrical disease, which occurs on both sides of the body. These are some of the common symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis:
- Decreased joint range of motion
- Joints may feel warm
- Increased swelling and inflammation
- Joint pain