Sciatica-Pain Solutions with Expert Physiotherapy
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You Shouldn’t Have to Live Life in Pain
Pain radiating down your leg can be alarming, debilitating, and persistent. This may be your first episode of sciatica symptoms, or it may be a recurrent problem. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery behind sciatic pain and shed light on how effective physiotherapy can be your beacon of relief.
Understanding Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica pain often stems from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, the longest and thickest nerve in your body. This irritation can present in the form of burning pain, shooting pain, deep aching pain, pins and needles, skin hypersensitivity, and can even be associated with weakness.
Peripheral nerves like the sciatic nerve carry signals from the spinal cord to muscles, skin, and tissues in the body. They also carry sensory signals such as pain, temperature, touch, and vibration from the body back to the spinal cord. The sciatic nerve and its branches travel from the back all the way to the toes. When you have sciatic pain, this can occur anywhere along the path of the sciatic nerve. Generally, when there is more irritation on the sciatic nerve, pain will radiate further into the leg and foot. As things improve, the pain will often centralize closer to the back before resolving.
What is Causing Irritation of my Nerve?
To get lasting relief from your sciatica, it is important to determine what is causing the irritation. This can be from:
- Disc herniation pressing on nerve root(s)
- Lack of blood supply to the nerve root(s)
- Stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal or bony tunnel for nerve root(s)
- Piriformis syndrome
- Muscle spasm
- Contusion (bruising of tissue near the sciatic nerve)
- Restricted nerve mobility
If you have already tried a course of treatment – medications, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, etc. – and yet your sciatica persists or continues to flare, your treatment to date may not be targeting the source of the irritation.
Expert Physiotherapy: Your Path to Relief
At our physiotherapy clinic, we understand the challenges sciatica poses, both physically and emotionally. Our expert clinicians can pinpoint what is causing your nerve irritation quickly and get you feeling better in short order. We have helped hundreds of patients just like you find lasting relief of their sciatic pain. We only use treatment methods that have been proven to provide effective relief of back pain, leg pain and other symptoms associated with sciatica.
What Sciatica Treatments do you Offer?
At most clinics, you will be offered a combination of machines (TENS, Interferrential Current, ultrasound, LASER, Shockwave, traction, etc.) in addition to some basic hands-on treatment and generic exercises. We hear the same story time and time again “My physiotherapist hooked me up on a machine, used a few needles (IMS), gave me core exercises and back stretches. It helped a bit, but was never lasting relief.” Would it surprise you to know we don’t use machines when treating sciatica at our clinic?
Here’s What You Can Expect
At PhysioStop, you will receive customized treatment after the most thorough assessment you’ve ever had. Treatment may include:
Confidence in Relief
After your initial appointment with our expert physiotherapists, you will have a deeper understanding of your body and our plan to solve your sciatica pain. We will educate you about what is irritating your sciatic nerve and what treatments are right for you.
You don’t have to navigate the maze of sciatica pain alone. With the compassionate support of our physiotherapy team, you can regain control and work towards a pain-free life. Embrace the confidence that comes with understanding your body and taking proactive, effective, steps towards healing.
Sciatica may be disrupting your life, but it doesn’t have to any longer. Take the first step toward relief with the help of our dedicated physiotherapists. Book your new assessment today!