Sciatic Pain

What is sciatic pain or sciatica?

Sciatica can be occurring for a few reasons. The sciatic nerve begins at the nerves that exit off of the spinal cord and travel down the leg all the way down to the foot.

People with sciatica may feel shock-like or burning low back pain combined with pain through the buttocks and down one leg. This most commonly affects individuals between the ages of 30 and 50.  Nerve damage, bone spurs, arthritis, and ruptured discs can also cause sciatica.

Occasionally, Sciatica is merely a symptom of referred pain due to tightness in the gluteal muscles. In other cases, the sciatic nerve can be compressed at the level of the spine or within the piriformis, causing “piriformis syndrome.”

Physical therapy is the most effective way to obtain sciatic relief. The PT Network is confident we can help you as well with our sciatica treatment methods.

When you come to our Cary, NC clinic, a physical therapist will bring you through a full evaluation to assess your condition. In order to get to the root cause of your sciatic pain your therapist will look at your past medical history, what movements elicit pain, your range of motion and overall mobility, core function and ability to create stabilization with a series of tests that consider functional ability.

While addressing your pain as soon as possible we also develop a plan for strengthening core muscles and other supporting muscles to prevent further injury.

Our PT Network physical therapist will use a variety of manual techniques and tools to help release restrictions and provide relief of symptoms quickly.

The exercises provided are to assist your muscles and tissues in your back, hips, legs, and core become stronger, and more flexible.

We know how important it is to experience quick relief from sciatica pain. Sciatica is not pleasant, but the good news is that you do not have to remain in pain. Our physical therapists are here to assist you in managing, or even eliminating, your sciatica pain as quickly as possible.

Begin your sciatic pain relief now, make an appointment today.