Sciatica Pain

I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am that I found Steve Kravitz. He is by far the best practitioner I have come across in Nashville. I went to him with chronic pain after an accident I had over 10 years ago and have had tremendous results from his work. Steve practices physical therapy and uses craniosacral therapy and myofascial release (among other therapies) as a treatment method. A majority of the work he did with me was nerve mobilization as he described it which was extremely gentle, yet unbelievably powerful. Before seeing Steve, I had been to every doctor you can think of to try to find relief including: spine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, pain management doctors, and none of them could figure out a diagnosis. I became frustrated with traditional doctors so then I went for an exhausting number of treatments over the last 10 years to chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, rolfers, and massage therapists all with very limited results. The only person who could actually provide relief was Steve. He is always kind, professional, and patient. Steve is very intuitive and really listens to what I’m saying and even describes what he does as “listening to the body”. Needless to say, I highly recommend this practice if you are looking for a solution to your pain.
— Tara J.



●      Symptoms -

Sciatica is often characterized by constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg, burning or searing leg pain, weakness, and numbness. Patients often report difficulty standing up or walking and that the pain worsens when sitting down. Sciatic pain can vary between each individual and is largely based on the location of the pinched nerve.


●      Causes -

Sciatica is not considered to be a medical diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Common lower back problems that can cause sciatic pain is a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis. The sciatic nerve is the single largest nerve in the body and is made up of individual nerve roots. These nerve roots branch out from the spine in the lower back and then combine to form the “sciatic nerve.” These symptoms are felt when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated at or near its point of origin.


●      How to Get Relief -

Manual therapy is found to provide patient’s a significant reduction in pain and increased ability of movement. Those who suffer from sciatic nerve pain can be treated by Dr. Steve Kravitz, who uses a multidisciplinary approach to physical therapy in Nashville, Tennessee. Each treatment is gentle and non-invasive, focusing on releasing the pressure and discomfort and aiding in ultimate relief. The long term effects can conquer pain and increase a patient’s overall quality of life by restoring mobility, elasticity, and movement.


Numbness, Pins and Needles, and Tingling Associated with Sciatica Pain and other Nerve Pain Entrapments:


●      Symptoms -

Numbness and pins and needle tingling occur when you lose a normal sensation in an area of the body. If you experience numbness, you cannot feel anything. Pins-and-Needle tingling is an abnormal, unpleasant feeling in a part of your body. It may feel similar to tiny pinpricks, tingling or shooting pains that travel down an arm or leg, or affect just one toe or both feet.


●      Causes of Numbness/Pins and Needle Tingling -

Most numbness or pins and needle sensation is due to pressure on nerves or the blood vessels that supply nerves. This can happen from sitting in an awkward position, like sitting cross-legged, or it may be a sign of a trapped nerve. Occasionally, it may be a sign of a more serious underlying issue like diabetes.

Schedule Your First Appointment -

Dr. Steve Kravitz of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to ensure the highest quality care for patients in Nashville, Tennessee and New York, New York. Treatments are a unique, personalized approach to Physical Therapy which has been developed over twenty years to aid in ultimate relief.

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