Sciatica & Back Pain Relief PHYSIOTHERAPY Edmonton
Do you have back pain or sciatica? Obtain Physiotherapy Assistance
Do you awaken each morning with a bothersome backache? Do you have aching discomfort in your back, buttocks, or thigh? Are you having to be cautious about what you do out of fear of injuring your back?
According to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, back pain is the most frequently reported type of pain in the country, with one in every four Canadians experiencing it within the last three months.
While back pain and sciatica are distinct, they are sometimes misconstrued. The term “back” refers to the upper, middle, or lower back. Sciatica is a more widespread type of discomfort that radiates down the buttock, thigh, and even leg. Additionally, radiculopathy may occur, which is characterized by radiating numbness, tingling, burning, or acute pain to a specific area of the leg. This is frequently accompanied by a herniated disc or trapping of the nerve that leaves the spine at that place.
If you’re in search of relief from back pain or sciatica, contact Family Physiotherapy to book an appointment with our specialist. Avoid relying on medications to hide the symptoms. Your body is communicating to you that there is a deeper underlying cause that needs to be addressed. Recognize that physiotherapy should be your first line of defense. It reduces the need for toxic painkillers such as opiates and may help you avoid future invasive surgical procedures.
How did I develop back pain or sciatica?
Often, general back discomfort occurs as a result of an injury. This can occur as a result of repeated straining actions, such as leaning down repeatedly, or as a result of a more significant, rapid trauma, such as a vehicle accident. Underlying disorders, such as herniated discs, can also produce excruciating pain in the thigh, leg, or foot, known as radiculopathy. Degenerative disc disease is a regular occurrence as we age, and it can cause back pain. Individuals with this ailment generally have dull, agonizing aches in their lower back and may find it difficult standing or walking for a longer duration.
Sciatica is medically known as “lumbar radiculopathy.” It is often common to people who are between the ages of 30 and 50. Sciatica can be caused by various injuries, including arthritis, bone spurs, or any other lesion to the sciatic nerve. Most frequently, we discover that clients lose flexibility in their hips and pelvis, resulting in tightening the gluteus and hip muscles. This affects the spine’s mechanics and compresses the sciatic nerve as it travels through these tissues.
How can I distinguish between back discomfort and sciatica?
“Back pain” is a blanket word that refers to a variety of various conditions. Back discomfort can occur as a result of bad posture, a motor vehicle accident, or a lifting injury. Our Edmonton physiotherapist will design a treatment plan for you based on how you developed the back pain, its precise location, and your prior medical history.
Back pain can be classified as acute, which means it is temporary or chronic, which means it is long-lasting (typically lasting for three months or longer).
Sciatica is a unique sort of back pain that has been described as extremely inconvenient. Fortunately, it is also rather straightforward to diagnose. Sciatica causes discomfort along the sciatic nerve. This nerve is identified as the biggest nerve in the human body.
The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back and splits at the base of the spine, continuing down to the buttocks, legs, and lastly to the soles of each foot. Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve can result in a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” feeling in the lower back, buttocks, legs, or foot.
Today, alleviate your back pain or sciatica:
Back discomfort is a common occurrence in the majority of people. What many individuals are unaware of, however, is that the underlying condition of poor joint movement, core weakness, and muscle coordination will predispose them to a future back injury that might be substantially worse.
Both back pain and sciatica are fully treated with physiotherapy. Our Edmonton physiotherapist tailors a treatment plan to your unique needs based on your diagnosis. The initial stages of your physiotherapy treatment are focused on providing immediate pain alleviation.
As your pain subsides, our physiotherapists will progress with specific therapeutic exercises and stretches to strengthen your core muscle group. The importance of certain exercises is to improve your strength and range of motion in order to avoid re-injury to your spine. Finally, we teach you ergonomics and how to properly care for your spine in order to avoid future problems.
If you have sciatica, contact Family Physiotherapy. We will incorporate specialized leg stretches into your treatment plan to help release the sciatic nerve. This restores the nerve’s natural health and rapidly alleviates symptoms.
Contact us to book an appointment with one of our Family Physiotherapy professionals if you are suffering from back pain or sciatica. Regardless of the severity of your discomfort, we will work to get you back on track as quickly as possible.