Can Physical Therapy in Miami Help Sciatic Nerve Pain?
If you have ever heard someone in describe pain in the back of their leg, it could very well be sciatic nerve pain, but they may not know it. Moreover, believe it or not, sciatic nerve pain is NOT its own medical issue, but rather the effect of another underlaying problem that caused the pain, typically related to the back.
What is Sciatic Nerve Pain
The Mayo Clinic defines the Sciatica (which refers to sciatic nerve pain) as follows:
“Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.”
Sciatic nerve pain can be described as ranging from minor pain and a simple annoyance to something more severe and causing excruciating pain. Sometimes sciatic nerve pain can go away on its own, while in other cases, more concrete measures need to take place.
How to Treat Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica can affect the bowels or bladder and can also lead to significant weakness in the leg. If less invasive methods cannot successfully treat the pain, surgery may be required. However, physical therapy in Miami is a viable option, and at Physical Therapy Now in Miami, your qualified physical therapist will prioritize your health and well-being and take every step to help you avoid surgery for your sciatic nerve pain.
Physical Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain
Because sciatic nerve pain affects three critical areas of your body, this will be the target area of focus for during your physical therapy sessions. The focus of gently stretching the legs, buttocks, and back with proper guidance consistently over time will not only help relieve back pain (which is likely the cause of the sciatic nerve pain) but will ultimately reduce and alleviate the sciatic nerve pain as well.
Stretches for the legs include a strategic focus on the hamstring muscles, while stretches for the buttocks involve focusing on the piriformis muscle, which is linked to the hips and tailbone. The back muscles will benefit significantly with stretches that center around the spine. This, however, is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Your physical therapist in Miami will customize a program that is tailored to your needs, your goals and your plan to increase mobility, health, and wellness.
When you need physical therapy in Miami for sciatic nerve pain, call Physical Therapy Now as soon as possible, and we’ll schedule your first appointment immediately. If you can’t make it to one of our numerous locations, we can provide at home physical therapy sessions by way of cyber therapy in Miami or with a physical therapist in the comfort of your home.
We take pride in our vast experience in communicating with insurance companies, and if your sciatic nerve pain is related to a worker’s comp case, we can handle the communications with both your insurance company and human resources department. Don’t wait in pain any longer. We can help! Call us TODAY to get started on your physical therapy in Miami at (888) 481-4582.