What are some common Physical Therapy practices to relieve Sciatica?
An Elite Physical Therapist will carefully examine and diagnose the cause of sciatica. There are many causes of sciatica. The most common causes of sciatica are from disc pressure, nerve root pressure, muscle spasm from the piriformis (deep inside the gluteal muscles), and arthritis of the spine. Once the exact cause of sciatica is identified, an Elite Physical Therapist will perform specific hands on treatment techniques, and careful corrective therapeutic activities to correct the problem and alleviate the painful symptoms.
How do I find the solution that’s right for me?
An Elite Physical Therapist will be assigned to you for the entire duration of your treatment program. Your Elite Physical Therapist will customize a treatment care plan that is specific to your needs. The Elite Physical Therapist will also carefully listen to you and work with you to improve your condition fully and as efficiently as possible.
When do I know it’s time to see a Physical Therapist for my Sciatica?
After one week, if your sciatica symptoms do not significantly improve on their own, it is time to seek a Physical Therapist. Nipping the problem in the bud will save you time and money in the long run, and correct your problem quickly so that it doesn’t get worse. Unless there are very peculiar symptoms (loss of muscle control, dizziness, extreme weight loss, etc.) or trauma (car accident, etc.) you do not need to get a diagnostic test like an x-ray or MRI. Starting first with an Elite Physical Therapy is the best first step. Simply ask your medical doctor or healthcare provider for a referral to Elite Physical Therapy, and then we will take care of the rest so that you get back to your normal self.