Are you experiencing Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica pain, also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a frequent ailment in which one of the sciatic nerve’s spinal nerve roots is pinched, causing pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.
Symptoms associated with Sciatica pain:
Sciatica pain is typically described as severe shooting pain in the lower back, buttock, thigh, and leg on one side of the body. Numbness, burning, and tingling sensations are also possible. Sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing might aggravate the discomfort. The pain pattern is determined by the nerve root that is squeezed and follows the dermatome distribution.
Sciatica is most usually caused by a herniated spinal disc, a bone spur, or a spasm of the lower back muscles. With age, the spinal disc gets stiff and may shatter; the gel-like core of the disc may emerge and create a herniation outside the usual disc borders. The herniated disc compresses the nerve root.
Conservative treatment, such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants, and, most importantly, physiotherapy, is typically sufficient to alleviate this issue. If conservative therapy fails, surgery may be the option. The herniated disc can be removed through a technique (discectomy). Alternatively.
PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF SCIATICA INCLUDES:
- The treatment of sciatica at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre begins with a thorough examination of the disease and the development of a treatment plan.
- The first goal of our treatment is to reduce radiating pain. To accomplish this, we use several international-level modalities such as
- TENS+US Combo therapy,
- High-Intensity Class 4 Laser,
- Super Inductive System (SIS),
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT),
- Cryo Air,
- Wireless Professional,
- Also, Physio guns, and others.
- Heat Therapy: Using heat packs or performing Phonophoresis will relax the lower back muscles, alleviating sciatica pain.
- Our Physiotherapist will perform lumbar manual traction to open the intervertebral foramen and separate the vertebral bodies. A Traction machine can also achieve this mechanically.
- Dry needling to ease radiating discomfort, by breaking trigger points in lower back muscles such as the Quadratus lumborum.
- Lower back and hip muscle stretching, such as leg raise hamstring stretch, fire log postures stretch, piriformis muscle stretch, and so on.
- Strengthening activities such as core strengthening, spinal extension exercises for lower back muscle strengthening, bridging, and so on.
- McKenzie works out.
- Massage using deep tissue.
- Muscle energy method: this is a type of manual treatment that can help reduce pain and restore function.
- Myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization: In this technique, the physiotherapist utilizes their hands or an instrument to mobilize tissue in the lower back, hips, thighs, or legs in order to reduce muscular tension or spasm.
- Chiropractic and osteopathic therapy: A physiotherapist performs spine adjustment (manipulation) to correct limited spinal mobility in chiropractic and osteopathic treatment.
- Also, Cat-cow stance, standing forward pose, head to knee in a lengthy seated pose, and other yoga poses.