Focus Physiotherapy treats patients with sciatica, and while every patient’s recovery for sciatica symptoms will take a slightly differed road, our registered health practitioners can guide you towards your maximum possible physical recovery from sciatic nerve pain resulting from a pinched nerve.
Sciatica is defined as pain affecting the back and the hip with radiating symptoms down the leg. Sciatica is also colloquially described as low back pain, a pinched nerve or lumbago.
When a patient experiences sciatica pain, they will present at our clinic with complaints of back pain and shooting pain or weakness running down their leg. Our team or Registered Physiotherapists will conduct a thorough initial assessment to subsequently determine the cause of sciatica.
The presence of sciatica does not tell the full story!
Sciatica is a term for a group of symptoms, in this case, the symptoms are back pain with associated radiation pain and weakness down the leg. Our Registered Physiotherapists will determine the cause of the sciatic nerve pain and inform you if it is likely the result of a bulging disc or disc herniation, a pinched nerve, spinal stenosis or something more intricate.
Your backache may present very similarly to a friends backache, but that does not mean the cause is the same. Our registered physiotherapists will outline a personalized program to ascertain the most optimal treatment program to get you on the road to back pain relief.
Our first session takes a thorough look at your history of back pain, as well as factors and lifestyle issues that may have contributed to your low back pain.
Your sciatica may be the result of neural tension, bulging discs, herniated discs, muscle tightness or any combination of lumbar disorders mentioned at the different vertebral levels in the lumbar spine. Regardless of what the contributing factors are that have resulted in your sciatica, regardless of your back pain symptoms being recent or chronic low back pain, our physiotherapy clinic will create a personalized program to help you achieve your maximum possible physical recovery.
Your sore back needs care; our clinic has many services under one roof to deliver a comprehensive program that addresses your needs.
Physiotherapy for sciatica is one service, yet we also offer massage therapy for sciatica, spinal decompression, and many modalities to assist in your recovery.
Treatment for sciatica must not only address pain, but get you back to work and the activities you enjoy. Whether the activity is playing with your children, walking, running or competitive sports; our team will guide your recovery and address the goals that you want to meet.
Focus Physiotherapy treats Sciatica and the multitude of lumbar spine disorders with the goal of providing you the most comprehensive and patient-centered care.
Why you should Call Focus Physiotherapy for your Sciatica treatment?
Effective treatment for sciatica begins with the decision to do something about it. If left untreated sciatica will become chronic, and the pain and injury will become entrenched making recovery more difficult.
Chronic low back pain develops following a period of neglect. In this day and age, we take too many things for granted waiting too long to treat our aches and pains.
Hoping the pain will go away is a precursor to the development of chronic low back pain and intractable sciatica. The first step you make towards recovery is your decision to begin treatment.
Our Treatment for Sciatica:
Every patient will have a slightly different program, but there are many common elements patients with sciatica receive as treatment.
Pain Relieving Modalities: This is where we use specialized physiotherapy equipment to assist in reducing the pain and inflammation associated with sciatica. Sciatica is painful, and physiotherapy intervention seeks to reduce your pain.
Education: Our Team will teach you what to avoid and how to move to decrease the irritation to your low back during your day.
Manual Therapy: Mobility in certain areas may be restricted or excessive. Our health practitioners can identify the abnormal movements, ascertain the cause, and identify interventions that can return your mobility to normal.
Exercises: Creation of an exercise regimen that is both appropriate for your physicality and you the level of injury is significant. A home program will change as you improve, yet trying to do too much before you are ready can set you back. Proper monitoring and progression of your exercise will result in improved outcomes and higher levels of satisfaction.
Spinal Decompression: Our clinics offer spinal decompression to assist in reducing the compression over the spinal nerve roots if they are impinged. Our investment in this technology is a result of our desire to present solutions in therapy not commonly found elsewhere.
Discharge Plan: Once better you will be instructed on what to continue doing and how frequently. You will leave us with the knowledge of how your sciatica came to be, what worked to get you better and what you will need to do to avoid flare-ups or recurrence in the future.
Follow-up: We will be there for you in the future if you have any questions.
Call our team at Focus Physiotherapy now to schedule an appointment for your assessment and recovery. We will be happy to see you and begin your treatment for Sciatica.