Is it difficult for you to walk or run even a short distance? If you are experiencing regular pain in the back or facing difficulty in standing or urinating then there is a possibility that you may be suffering from Sciatica. The condition where you experience pain running down from your buttocks to the back of your legs is known as Sciatica. You may not lead a normal routine due to the severe pain. Physical therapy can aid in rehab from sciatica and restore the functionalities of your legs and lower back. It is the most effective treatment and you will have a long-lasting relief. You can undergo physical therapy and resume performing daily activities.
Sciatica pain typically occurs on only one side of the body. It originates in the spinal region of the body and runs down to the lower part of the body. In the beginning, you may experience pain only in one of your legs. A few causes may include:
- Herniated discs and bone spurs that occur in the spine due to age can be a common cause
- Obesity can increase stress on your spine and induces spinal changes. This results in Sciatica
- If your occupation involves carrying a heavy load on your back or has continuous stress on your lower body then it may result in Sciatic pain and many other causes
Sciatica treatment may involve surgical or non-surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatment consists of medications, physical therapy, injections, and other alternative therapies. Physical therapy and its exercises will help you to:
- Strengthen your muscles and spine of your lower back, buttocks, hips
- Increase your core strength
- Increase the flexibility of your muscles
- Loosen the tight muscles
- Walking, pool therapy, swimming can help in exchange of fluids in your body
- Decrease your physical inactiveness
Further, massage therapy, chiropractic therapy can help in reducing severe sciatic pain. To decrease Sciatic pain and restore functionality several exercises and stretching methods are designed. Any stretching exercise that can rotate your hip externally will provide relief.
Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sciatica nerve is the longest nerve that starts at your lower back and runs down to the lower part of both the legs. Stress or changes in the spine causes damage to nerve cells of the sciatica nerve. This results in this acute pain. It can be successfully cured with the help of physical therapy.
For the best Sciatica treatments in Richmond, visit RVA Physical Therapy