Sciatica is medically known as “lumbar radiculopathy.” The majority of people who develop this condition are between the ages of 30 and 50. Sciatica can be caused by a variety of sciatic nerve injuries, including arthritis, bone spurs, herniated discs, or other nerve injuries.
People with sciatica experience apin along the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down through your buttocks, legs, and finally ends at the bottom of each foot.
sciatica can cause pain in your back, buttocks, hamstrings, legs, and feet, sometimes all at the same time. This is usually due to lightness in the hip and gluteal muscles. As a result, the sciatic nerve can be become compressed as it passes through these tissues. When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, you may experience a “shooting.” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation in your lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet.
If you need relief for your sciatica pain, seeing a Edmonton, AB physiotherapist at creekwood physiotherapy is the best thing you can do. We have successfully treated may people with sciatica and we know we can provide relief to you as well. If you are ready to get started click here to request an appointment.
The good news is that while sciatica is an unpleasant and painful condition, it can be effectively treated with phusiotherapy. Based on your diagnosis, our Edmonton, AB Physiotherapists will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will relieve your sciatica and help get you back to enjoying life again.
The goal of your physiotherapy treatment plan for sciatica will be to provide immediate pain relief. Our physiotherapists may perform manual therapy, recommend specific leg stretches to help loosen the sciatic nerve, and prescribe strengthening exercises as part of your sciatica treatement plan. This restores the nerve’s natural health quickly and helps to relieve your symptoms.
Sciatica can literally be a pain in the butt. You do not need to suffer any longer! Creekwood Physiotherapy is here to help rid you of your sciatica forever. To schedule an appointment at our Edmonton, AB clinic, please call us at 780-710-4950 or click here.