Your sciatica/lower back pain
Sciatica is caused by pressure on, or irritation of, the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the major nerves that runs through your lower back, buttocks and down your leg. When irritated, symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the legs. Many cases of sciatica occur as a result of compensation of your movement and stability. Fortunately, most cases are resolved quickly with physiotherapy.
How we can help
First, we need to establish the type of sciatic pain you’re experiencing and the source of your sciatic nerve irritation. Once we’ve figured this out, we can treat it accordingly. The goal is simple: relieve pressure on the nerve and ensure it can ‘glide’ through the necessary soft tissue structures along its path.
Our physiotherapists are highly trained at diagnosing and treating restrictions in joints, soft tissue and movement. We use hands-on techniques to help improve joint mobility, reduce muscle tightness and pain, and improve overall function.
If your lifestyle habits are contributing to the sciatic pain you’re experiencing, we will address them. Many cases of sciatic pain are due to the patient compressing one side of their body by placing more weight on it. If your sciatic nerve is being compressed by how you’re sitting, standing or moving, then we will help you correct this.