Do you think you may have sciatica? Comprehensive Physical Therapy can help.
WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve that travels from the back down to the foot. This means sciatica can cause pain in your back, buttocks, hamstring, calf, shin, or foot, depending on where the nerve is irritated.
Sciatica can also be a referred pain from levels L4-S2, sending pain signals to the body parts that innervate in the same regions as listed above. A pinched nerve, disc herniations, or stenosis at the spine can cause this.
THE MAIN SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH SCIATICA ARE:
WHAT CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY DO FOR SCIATICA?
Physical therapy can help determine the actual cause of your pain to resolve the problem at its source, not just fix your symptoms.
It can help regain any strength loss or range of motion loss due to sciatica.
Physical therapy can help you get rid of your pain and, most importantly, help you return to your everyday life again with confidence and knowledge of how to keep your body safe and healthy. It will help prevent the problem from reoccurring.
If left untreated for a prolonged period, sciatica can result in permanent strength and/or sensory loss in the legs. At CPT, we treat patients with sciatica frequently and can help you too! Give us a call to set up an evaluation.