Got a pain in your lower back going down to your leg? Deep ache in your buttock making it difficult to stay seated your office chair for more than 30mins? Dread trying to get out of your car, because you know that sharp pain in your buttock will get you? Feel like you can’t get back to your gym workout because of the pain in your lower back and leg?
Sciatica is defined as pain caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve. It can cause pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the sole of the foot. It can also cause changes in sensation and muscle power of the leg. Sciatica has been reported to occur in 1 to 10% of the population, most commonly in people age 25 to 45 years. Sciatica can begin suddenly and symptoms may be intermittent or constant. There are many different causes of sciatica and the symptoms that each person will experience will be different. Sciatica can be very debilitating for the person experiencing constant ache and sudden sharp pains when they are sitting or lying with pressure on the buttocks. Sciatica can limit your ability to participate in work and life as you struggle to stay seated or standing in the same position for prolonged periods. If you are suffering with sciatica as you are reading this, then you know exactly what it feels like to feel a sharp pain in your buttocks as you are working at our computer, the urge to get up and walk around to try to ease the pain in your lower back and leg, or the frustration of not being able to run up the stairs like you used to when trying to catch the train this morning and you can certainly forget about trying to tend to your beautiful garden this afternoon because you would not be able to get up off the stool if you tried.
How My Favourite Physio can help
Luckily, you don’t have to put up with sciatica for another day! Studies show that sciatica can be effectively treated with Physiotherapy. There are many causes for sciatica and it is crucial to have your sciatica correctly assessed and diagnosed, so that you receive the right treatment for your sciatica. Here at My Favourite Physio, we are experts at assessing and treating sciatica. Our Physiotherapists are committed to listening attentively to your concerns, carrying out a thorough assessment of your condition, and then providing appropriate treatment specific to your condition. Because everyone is unique, his or her sciatica will also be unique and specific to his or her situation. Our Physiotherapists will provide a tailored treatment program, including self-management strategies to manage and prevent future sciatica for you. Using this approach, our Physiotherapists have achieved great outcomes for many people with sciatica, restoring function, helping them to become pain free and get back to doing the things they love.
So don’t suffer sciatica for another day! Ring today on 02 9790 4233 to book for an appointment with our Physiotherapists and let us help you get rid of that sciatic pain today so that you can get back to doing the things you love!