Low Back Pain And Sciatica Specialist

Low back pain and sciatica are sometimes connected, although low back pain can exist without sciatica. Whether you have low back pain, sciatica, or both there’s help available. Dr. William Knop and the team at Beneficial Health Medical Center in Hartville, Ohio, provide effective solutions through chiropractic care, trigger point injections, and massage therapy. You can be pain free in a natural way sooner than you think by scheduling your appointment online, or calling Beneficial Health Medical Center today.

Low Back Pain and Sciatica Q & A

Beneficial Health Medical Center

Why does low back pain happen?

Low back pain can occur for several reasons. These causes include:

  • Accidents: Sports accidents, auto accidents, and slip and fall accidents
  • Repetitive motion: Constant heavy lifting resulting in strains and sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease: Developing as your discs wear with age
  • Arthritis: Particularly osteoarthritis, can cause low back pain
  • Sciatica: Sciatica can cause low back pain that extends down the leg

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition resulting from the sciatic nerve — the longest human nerve — being pinched or impinged. Some of the causes of pressure on the sciatic nerve are by the following:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Sciatica causes low back pain that moves down one leg. This pain can shoot down the leg to the knee and in some cases as far as the foot.. This can make it difficult to walk, sit, or move normally.

How are low back pain and sciatica treated?

At Beneficial Health Medical Center, low back pain and sciatica are treated using non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. William Knop and the Beneficial Health Medical Center team will customize a care plan that will allow you to heal quickly and comfortably. Treatment may include:

Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care includes the latest and most advanced adjustment techniques, all of which are completely non-invasive. This care can relieve pressure, correct imbalances, and properly align the spine for optimal pain relief and wellness.

Physical therapy techniques: Physical therapy techniques such as moist heat therapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and interferential electrical muscle stimulation can complement chiropractic care and provide extra pain relief.

Prescribed exercises: Dr. Knop can prescribe exercises that will help you strengthen your core muscles to provide greater support for your spine. This will help keep it properly aligned and reduce the chance of injury.

Massage therapy: Massage therapy can reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and help restore a reduced range of motion.

Nurse Practitioner

Medications/Injections (if necessary)

Your care plan can also include manual decompression therapy.

For many low back pain and sciatica patients, a combination approach to treatment is ideal. By following a regular treatment plan, you can enjoy freedom from these conditions.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. Listed on this page are some of insurance companies we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed, or are unsure of your coverage, do not hesitate to call us. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Choice Care Network
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Prime Health Services

Words from our patients

  • "I came to Dr. Knop in mid May 2004 and after a few visits had very good results. Pain was decreased significantly and mobility of my neck and shoulders has improved."

    Cheryl W.
  • "I have been seeing Dr. Knop now for about 6 or 7 weeks. I am back to my old self. Your staff also deserves a big thumbs up for being so kind and friendly and efficient."

    Renee R.
  • "You have worked on me several times, and I can't believe the difference you have made in my pain. I have and will recommend you to family and friends."

    Dorothy G.
  • "I have suffered with head, neck and shoulder problems for several years. I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Knop for making such a difference."

    LuAnn G.
  • "Dr. Knop's treatment of stretching, adjustments and therapies has given me great relief. I have a lot more mobility and no longer suffer from severe stiffness and pain."

    Tonie C.
  • "I just wanted to take this time to thank you, and let you know how much you have helped me. You actually sat down and explained everything to me."

    Byron H.
  • "After a few short visits I was able to walk again with no pain. I am now looking forward to the return of the quality of life that comes with activity and exercise."

    Robert A.
  • "Dr. Knop has made my life easier, and has allowed me to do things I love to do again."

    Tiffany G.
  • "I would like to thank you and express my appreciation to you and your staff for the treatments and care I received during my recent bout with back and hip pain."

    Gloria M.
  • "He and his entire staff go the extra mile for their patients. He has made me a true believer in chiropractic care. I would recommend him to anyone."

    Janet S.
  • "Your continued care and treatment made it possible for me to continue to work without missing an hour. Thank you for your professional care and relieving my fears."

    Jim F.
  • "Dr. Knop is an exceptionally skilled doctor who is very personable and treats patients individually with great respect. He also has great assistants."

    Frank P.
Beneficial Health Medical Center
450 West Maple Street, 1
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: 330-227-8777
Fax: 330-877-7750
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