...and what you can do about it!
What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain in the buttock, leg or foot associated with back pain. Its name comes from the sciatic nerve that originates in the spine, passes though the pelvis and runs down the back of the leg. Sciatica can range from mild, intermittent aching to strong pain that impacts normal daily activities and work.
Possible Causes of Sciatica
Ways to Avoid Sciatica in the First Place
Most cases of sciatica are mild and can be treated using over the counter medication, physical therapy, massage and other conservative treatments. Occasionally however, symptoms are more severe and merit immediate medical care. If you feel like you are having a problem with sciatica and would like more information about Physical Therapy. Call my office and schedule a free, no paperwork, Discovery Visit with one of our expert Physical Therapists.
About the Author:
Paul Jones was born in Scotland and studied Physiotherapy at Teesside University in England before moving to the USA in 1990. He founded Jones Physical Therapy in 2005 and specializes in Outpatient Physical Therapy treatment of spinal and orthopedic problems. Paul has been a regular contributor of articles to the Times Picayune and has served as a policy advisor to the Louisiana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, He is currently the APTA delegate for the Northshore Chapter of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association.
Disclaimer: This information is designed to educational in nature about lifestyle strategies to improve sciatica. It is not intended to diagnose or treat or cure any medical condition, disease, injury or illness. If you feel you have a condition that needs medical care you should seek help from a doctor or hospital.
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