Sciatic pain can often be debilitating. This type of leg pain, which is usually accompanied by numbness, tingling or weakness, has been known to render people immobile. Pain starts in the lower back and travels through the buttock area and down the big sciatic nerve in the back of the legs.
How do I know it’s sciatica?
Here are some of the symptoms:
The pain can either be sporadic or chronic and can possibly be incapacitating, depending on where the pinched nerve is located.
Some causes of sciatica:
The benefits of physiotherapy for sciatic pain
A physiotherapist will be able to decrease your pain, increase mobility and muscle function, and give you the tools to help prevent recurrences.
There are usually two parts to a physiotherapy regime for back pain:
It may be prudent to take it easy for awhile; however, after a day or two staying immobile may actually impede your healing. Active back exercises will help to rejuvenate the spine and decrease the pain.
A physiotherapist can fashion an exercise plan for you and make sure you’re doing exercises in a controlled, proper way to get the nerves, discs, muscles, ligaments, soft tissues and joints as healthy as possible again. In addition, they may utilize passive healing methods, like ultrasound, heat/ice packs and other non-invasive healing methods.
The team at Dynamic Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is well-versed in modalities that can help alleviate sciatic pain. Give them a call today and get on the road to feeling better.