Fix Your Dog’s Sciatica with Dr. Ashley Mak

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As many as 40% of humans will experience sciatica in their life, which is pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in both humans and dogs, so unfortunately our dogs are also prone to experiencing sciatic nerve pain and injury. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Dr. Ashley Mak, physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and founder of, who believes that both people and pets can live pain-free without the use of surgery and medications. Dr. Mak joins me to discuss the sciatic nerve, sciatica in dogs, and physical therapy for dogs with nerve pain.  

Episode Recap: 

  • Sciatica & the Dog Sciatic Nerve 
  • What to do if your dog is experiencing sciatic nerve pain
  • Canine physical therapy for sciatica in dogs
  • Signs of Sciatic nerve pain in dogs
  • Causes of Sciatica in dogs
  • Dry Needling, Massage Therapy & Water Therapy
  • Finding a Canine Physical Therapist

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About Angela Ardolino

angela ardolino your natural dog podcast Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, a rescue animal sanctuary farm, and two locations of her natural pet salon and shop Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, and now MycoDog mushroom extracts, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has Odie, a 16-year-old mini-schnauzer, as well as Jolene, Maza, and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

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About Dr. Ashley Mak

Dr. Ashley Mak is an expert in helping busy adults relieve sciatica and low back pain without medications or surgery. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, and is also a Certified Strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked as a physical therapist since 2012, and is a Former adjunct professor at Kean University.

Dr. Mak has helped thousands of clients avoid surgery and be pain free, when you want relief from sciatica pain, experts turn to Dr. Mak for the answer.