Discover treatments for sciatica that relieve the, at times, severe pain that radiates throughout the lower back and legs. Sciatica can be a painful and disruptive ailment, as it affects patients even while they are at rest. Oftentimes, the pain will come on suddenly and patients cannot exactly be sure where it originated. The potential for inaccurate self-diagnosis increases the necessity for seeking professional care from a physiotherapist who has been trained to properly treat sciatica.
Sciatica refers to painful sensations that radiate from the lower back to one of the patient’s legs. Typically, the pain will be felt on one side of the spine, but the degree and location of the pain will vary greatly in accordance with its cause. An injury, pregnancy, or repetitive movements that result in a herniated disc can trigger sciatic pain. A herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica; however, any inflammation of the sciatic nerve can emulate its symptoms. Our physiotherapy treatments for sciatica will alleviate your symptoms, as well as the cause of the inflammation to minimize the risk of re-injury.
When a spinal disc becomes herniated, the gel-like material that cushions the spinal column may leak out causing sudden and severe pain. As the fluid leaks out, the disc presses directly upon the nerve root and a radiating pain ensues. At Aquafit Physiotherapy Clinic, we treat herniated discs with spinal decompression, massage therapy, and therapeutic exercise. For more severe injuries, spinal decompression is a superior pain-free technique that redistributes nutrients into the discs so that they may begin to heal and become less inflamed.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, therefore, when the nerve is compromised or aggravated, patients are often unable to enjoy daily activities. Despite the pain, our physiotherapists encourage our patients to stay active, as too much rest may worsen their symptoms Very specific exercises and stretches that we teach our patients will effectively reduce this pain and promote healing.
The joints and tissues surrounding the sciatic nerve create a very complex system that must be addressed by a trained professional. At Aquafit Physiotherapy Clinic, we have the expertise, equipment, and innovative space to relieve your sciatic pain. From hydrotherapy pools to deep tissue laser therapy, our knowledgeable staff will treat your pain with the most effective and efficient physiotherapy methods. That way, you can get back to enjoying yourself – whether at rest or play.
If you are suffering from pain, tingling, or a numb sensation that radiates throughout your leg and/or lower back, you should seek help from a professional physiotherapist. Contact our physiotherapy clinic in London, Ontario for honest, compassionate and professional care. We look forward to helping you enjoy everyday activities without the fear of pain.