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Category Archives: Pain

Sciatica vs. Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatica vs Piriformis Syndrome Often, people are diagnosed with the umbrella term ‘sciatica’ and many people are not sure exactly what that means, nor what they can do to help themselves. Sciatica and piriformis syndrome are two separate conditions often presenting with very similar symptoms.  First, let's look at sciatica. Sciatica: Sciatica is not a…
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We’re Moving!

MiltonBackDoc is happy to announce that we will be moving in 2017!  While we don't have a firm move-in date just yet, we have started on the construction of our new space! While we are sad to leave our cozy office on Main Street that we have called "home" for the past 3 years, where…
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Trigger Points

Have you ever been to a manual therapist, such as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist, and when pressure was applied to a muscle you experienced pain in another area of your body? If so, you may have experienced referred pain from a trigger point. A trigger point is a local hyperirritable point which is…
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Ouch! A calf cramp! What is up?

What is a muscle cramp? A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts anywhere from a few seconds up to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. A muscle cramp may more commonly be referred to as a "charley horse". Here are some…
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