BACK PAIN & SCIATICA

Back Pain & Sciatica Relief

 

Have you got a back injury that causes you pure agony? Maybe you have back pain but also other symptoms like pins and needles sensation in your back, buttocks, or legs. Back pain and the sciatic nerve disorder called sciatica are often connected, and they can come together to make your life absolutely miserable. When symptoms like these occur, it’s completely normal to react with worry and frustration — after all, nobody wants to think about going through invasive, painful, and potentially dangerous surgery to get help, but you may be worried that you’ll have to do so. There’s good news, though: The majority of back pain and sciatica is very treatable using totally noninvasive and nonsurgical methods like the physical therapy we offer. Contact us</a href> today to schedule your visit with an experienced physical therapist.

 

What are back pain and sciatica?

The physical therapy team is often asked to explain more about sciatica and back pain. Even though you may feel pretty well acquainted with the awful pain, you may not know exactly why it happens. This information can be incredibly helpful as you move through your physical therapy program.

Your spine is the most important component of your back. The vertebrae, facet joints, discs, muscles, and connective tissues all work together to give you the support you need to move comfortably and efficiently. However, as your physical therapist can tell you, it doesn’t take much for something to go very wrong, leaving you in need of physical therapy right away.

The back pain that leads you to physical therapy may be chronic (lasting for months or even years,) or it may be acute (short-term pain that has some kind of underlying issue like an accident or injury.) No matter what kind of pain you’ve got, your physical therapist is here to help with a physical therapy program for pain relief.

Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve or the roots of your sciatic nerve, malfunction or sustain damage. Your sciatic nerve is a huge nerve that’s responsible for relaying commands and impulses. If your sciatic nerve gets pinched or otherwise damaged, it can’t continue to perform its job. The result can be motor control issues in your leg, shooting pain down the leg, numbness in the leg or foot, or pins and needles feeling in the buttocks, leg, or foot. As you’ll learn in physical therapy, relieving the other symptoms is just as important as relieving the sciatica pain.

 

Causes of back pain and sciatic nerve pain

There are a variety of causes of back pain and sciatic nerve pain. Your physical therapist will review the potential causes of pain with you when you’re starting your physical therapy program. By knowing the causes, you can better tailor a physical therapy program for your needs, and your physical therapist can help you make lifestyle changes that may help. Causes may include all of the following.

  • Weight gain, including pregnancy-related weight gain.
  • Degenerative disc disease that occurs due to aging. This can include osteoarthritis, as well.
  • Herniated disc, which can occur after an accident or injury but can also occur over time
  • Auto accidents
  • Sports injuries

No matter what the reason for the back pain and sciatica, your physical therapist is here to help you feel better.

 

How physical therapy can help you heal from back pain and sciatica

Studies have demonstrated that physical therapy is clearly effective for back pain, and sciatica symptoms. Your physical therapist can do a comprehensive evaluation so they can design a program that really works for you. Your evaluation takes the cause of pain, the type of pain, and your history all into account.

Treatment often includes various effective therapies such as corrective exercises, ice and heat therapy, and customized lifestyle recommendations. You can take control of your pain today simply by calling our physical therapy team now. Get back pain relief with physical therapy. Get in touch to take your first step towards freedom from pain!

If you feel you may have the symptoms of back or sciatica pain, feel free to set up a detailed evaluation with one of our trained therapists.

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  • I've known Adrea for over 30 years, and have had her as a therapist for several different issues ranging from lower back to post ACL surgery therapy. I've followed her from several different practices because she knows what she's doing. Their office appearantly has a great parctice of hiring quality people as well. I have reluctantly been seeing Jennifer for the past 2 weeks due to Adrea's full schedule, and I am absolutely delighted with even the early results to an IT Band and torn meniscus issue. It's the first time in months that I have been able to walk without the aid of a cane. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the upcoming weeks.

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    Stephen Schneiderman
    6/28/2017

    Great place with cutting edge advanced techniques. Also not money hungry like some of clinics in town. See Andrea if you can. It's worth the wait.

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    Steve Wells
    1/02/2020

    Love love love this place! Jessi is the therapist that I see and she is super sweet and very professional. Jessi explains what she is doing and how it will help. Darcy at the front desk is always cheerful and very helpful with scheduling and billing. If you are looking for a physical therapy office you should definitely call dynamic physical therapy and bracing!

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    Wendi Soulia
    5/03/2019
  • Andrea and Arch are great to work with. They took the time to fully evaluate me and developed a course of therapy to achieve specific goals. So happy I chose them!

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    Rob Brewer
    6/28/2013

    If in fact you have a fall, accident or other problem
    THIS IS THE PLACE TO GET HELP. I found Andrea Baker, Arch & Jesse to be excellent in their work & the ultimate professionals at all times. Strain and counterstrain technique was new to me. This treatment was very effective, they also gave me physical therapy exercises to do at home which helped the process of recovery. I would highly recommend this office for Physical Therapy. The environment was bright and cheerful & clean. Everyone made working on recovery a real good experience. Thank you for your help.

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    Rae Baker
    5/27/2019

    Love working with Andrea. She is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and takes time to really listen to what is causing pain. I have seen a huge improvement! Wonderful for prenatal and postpartum!

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    Mackenzie Ivey
    5/28/2019