Physical Therapy for Sciatica

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If you have been dealing with lower back pain that will just not go away, you might have to consider if you are dealing with Sciatica. A common symptom of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one or both sides of your lower back that goes down to your legs. 

Not sure if you have more than just back pain?

There are sciatic nerves located on your lower back that go down each of your legs. This is not something that typically required medical attention but you will want to at least visit a Physical Therapist in Port Isabel or Olmito to help determine if you suffer from Sciatica and then get you on a plan to help you find relief from it. 

What causes Sciatica

Since sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerves are pinched or compressed, an injury or long-term stress to the area can be a contributing factor to the compression.

Physical therapists are the experts in movement and can help diagnose the underlying cause for your sciatica. Their personalized treatment plan will help you get back to your daily activities with little to no pain. 

When to see a physical therapist for Sciatica

  1. If the pain is caused by an injury, your should seek a physical therapist. Although mild sciatica might go on its own, it is a good practice to get ahead of the pain and work on the body while it is “mildly” injured. However, if you were to be in an accident, accidentally fall or pull a back muscle, and have a sudden pain starting on your lower back that travels down your leg, then you should contact your medical health provider or a physical therapist to be properly diagnosed. 
  2. If you have noticed some pain over time but are now experiencing pain that does not allow you to move your feet, it is time to visit your primary care doctor or a physical therapist to properly diagnose you and start treating your pain. Another telltale sign is if you are unable to control your bladder or bowel function. This can be a more serious condition and you should visit your doctor, they might still refer you to a physical therapist for continued support in your recovery. 
  3. When your research and in-home remedies do not work to reduce or alleviate your pain, it is time to seek a physical therapist. If your research has led you to the conclusion that you suffer from sciatica, then a physical therapist can confirm your diagnosis through a thorough exam and can get you started on a treatment plan that will help. 

Finding a Physical Therapist for Sciatica Relief

If you are interested in seeing if you might find relief from your sciatica through physical therapy, we highly recommend you consider scheduling a consultation with our team. Our highly-trained physical therapists have experience in helping individuals overcome limitations associated with sciatica so that they can get back to their daily routine as pain-free as possible.

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