Physical Therapy Treatment for Sciatica
Healthfx Physiotherapy provides certified, non-invasive and effective physiotherapy care for sciatica at their state-of-the-art clinic. Our team of certified physiotherapists are trained and experienced with offering treatments that promote the body’s natural healing processes resulting in significant pain reduction and increased functioning and performance.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain of varying intensity that typically begins in the lower back or buttocks and travels to one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain is often reported as moderate to severe with some patients experiencing a constant dull ache, and others a more sharp and acute pain described frequently as “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms include numbness or tingling sensations and a radiating discomfort that can be classified as neuropathy or neuralgia. Healthfx Physiotherapy professionals provide personalized physical therapy treatment for a full range of sciatica symptoms aimed at rooting out the source of your discomfort with advanced diagnostic and treatment methods.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatic pain can be traced to various causes. When the roots of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine become irritated, sciatica is the result. In addition, a breakdown of the discs which act as cushions between the vertebrae (known as degenerative disc disease) and the narrowing of the spine (lumbar spinal stenosis) area also causes acute pain. Other causes for sciatica include pregnancy, injury, fractures, muscle strain and spinal tumors. Healthfx Physiotherapy physical therapists work closely with medical doctors to provide a complete diagnosis and customized therapies that treat the source of sciatica in addition to the symptoms.
Will Physical Therapy Care Work For My Sciatica?
Healthfx Physiotherapy clinicians work with your doctor to review detailed diagnostic testing that includes MRI, CT scans, x-rays and electro diagnostic testing to assess nerve conduction and velocity. Our team of physiotherapists will review your medical history to determine whether manual therapy and other physiotherapy treatments are appropriate for you following a complete physical and neurological examination as part of a customized Healthfx Physiotherapy therapy plan.
Physical Therapy Treatment of Sciatic Symptoms
Treatment plans include postural retraining, range of motion retraining, strengthening, myofascial massage, spinal mobilizations, laser therapy, exercise, ice/cold therapies and a range of other methods based on your specific needs.
Postural re-Training techniques are used to reduce inflammation and help to control sciatic pain.
Range of Motion re-training – The core of all physiotherapy treatment, %Healthfx Physiotherapy physiotherapists are manual therapists and aim to gently release limited movement of the spine and surrounding joints, restore joint play movements within the spine and surrounding joints to reduce nerve pain that causes inflammation, muscle spasms and a range of other acute symptoms associated with sciatica.
Contact %Healthfx Physiotherapy for more information and a complete consultation.