All About Sciatica

11.05.2022
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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a back pain condition that is triggered by a herniated disk either through injury or aging. However, one symptom does set this condition apart from others… Pain caused by sciatica begins in the lower back and makes its way down one leg, occasionally reaching the foot too.

Do I Have Sciatica?

Sciatica is often attributed to a number of different symptoms. We have compiled a list of questions for you to learn more about your symptoms to determine the appropriate next steps.

  • Do you have pain in one or both of your legs?
  • Are you unable to rest your weight on a single leg?
  • Do you feel instability in your knees?
  • Do you feel weakness or numbness in your legs/feet?
  • Do you feel a burning sensation in your legs/feet?
  • Are you experiencing lower back pain?

What’s Next?

Sciatica is a painful and uncomfortable condition. Fortunately, it is treatable when you take proactive steps. While treating sciatica at home with pain medication and hot/cold treatment will help, the relief provided is temporary. For a long-term fix, physiotherapy is an optimal and sustainable treatment that will make a true difference.

A physiotherapist will identify the root cause of your sciatica, and treat it through a personalized plan that is configured for your needs. Unlike other treatments, physiotherapy serves as a permanent fix that ensures your sciatica does not reappear in the future. 

To summarize, physiotherapy for sciatica ensures you have identified the origins of your condition, provides the necessary tools to treat it as quickly as possible, and leads with a preventative approach to ensure that your sciatica is a thing of the past! 

At Stay Active Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to improving our patients’ lives through physical therapy. Let us help you through your process of eradicating sciatica from your life so you can get back to doing what you love most. 

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