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"Help, my Sciatica Pain is getting worse. What Can I do?”

Are you dealing with Sciatica and feel like you've tried everything but still can't find relief? Have you been doing everything right - resting, icing, stretching, and doing a bunch of exercises you saw on YouTube – but still have Sciatica pain?

If so, please, read on…

It’s common to think that "resting" and "taking it easy" will make your "Sciatica" somehow magically go away on its own. But, unfortunately, I'm here to tell you that, most times, this is far from the truth. Typically, "Sciatica" results from years and years of improper posture, lifting mechanics, and weakness, eventually leading to pain and discomfort.

Does This Sound Like You?

In our clinic, the story typically goes something like this

“I started having Sciatica Pain "X" months ago, but the pain has worsened over time. It almost seems like the pain came out of nowhere because I can't remember any specific injury. I went to see my MD and was told that my Sciatica was due to "wear and tear." I was also told that I needed to take it easy and stop exercising, running, etc.....… I was prescribed pain medication and/or offered an injection in my lower back, which gave me temporary relief, but the pain returned. I am starting to think this is my new "normal," which makes me unhappy because I feel too young to deal with this pain. I don't want surgery, and I fear taking pain pills because they can be addicting. I just want my life back. I want to walk through the grocery store, exercise, and play with my (grand) kids without knee pain".

If this sounds like you, I want you to know that something can be done to provide lasting results other than pain medication, surgery, or injections.

The Truth About Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is one of the most overly and "WRONGLY" diagnosed conditions I see in the clinic. Sciatica is a blanket term that healthcare providers use when they're unsure of the true cause of your pain or don't take the time to get to the root of the problem. Don't get me wrong, Sciatica is often the correct diagnosis, but it is often misdiagnosed. There are specific symptoms associated with true Sciatica that a healthcare professional should be able to recognize. But one culprit that gets blamed for "Sciatica" is a little muscle called the piriformis. You will hear "experts" talking about piriformis syndrome everywhere you look. But treating the piriformis alone won't solve your pain. We also need to address the back and hips to get long-lasting results.

Sciatica leaves patients feeling like their lower back, buttocks, and thighs are constantly "on fire." It can also cause tingly or numb feelings and even make your legs buckle. The stabbing sensation, described by patients as like an ice pick, can make even the slightest movements excruciatingly painful. The discomfort associated with Sciatica can be so intense that it can limit your ability to perform daily tasks, leaving you frustrated and helpless. Despite the challenges of dealing with this condition, it's important to remember that the treatments available can help alleviate the pain and improve quality of life.

Sciatica is caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, which runs from the lower back to the feet. It plays a vital role in our body by connecting the spinal cord to the muscles in the lower limbs.

The nerve can get compressed or pinched due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or muscle tightening. 

Lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, keeping a good posture, taking frequent breaks from sitting or standing, and engaging in regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of developing Sciatica. But the most effective treatment and prevention is physical therapy.

If you are ready to start FINALLY achieving long-lasting relief from Sciatica, I want to offer you a No Obligation discovery session to determine how ProActive Physical Therapy and Wellness can help get you back to being active and healthy.

Ready To Eliminate Your Sciatica Pain?

Start By Applying for a Discovery Session

We offer the Discovery Session to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of the benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, please start with one of these discovery sessions so we can work with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done to fix your Sciatica.

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