One-On-One, Sciatica Physical Therapy
When I first came into Therapydia I could barely move but with the help of Sabrina I was able to get my mobility back. Her attention and ability to assess my injuries was amazing. The exercises she assigned me have made a massive difference in my daily life. I am so thankful to have found Therapydia and to finally be out of pain!
Therapydia is awesome. My therapist is Emily and I could ask for none better! I started with severe back pain. With her help and guidance and patience I am now pain free. Thank you Emily! She also gave me an exercise program I can do at home to continue to improve on my own. During my visits I have interacted with all of the staff. They are a kind and caring group. I highly recommend Therapydia.
Sabrina was my physical therapist. I was seeing her for a back injury that I got at my job. Everyday she would assess my back to see how flexible it was. I never felt like she rushed things and always felt a little better after each visit. She was always very friendly, encouraging and uplifting. Thanks to her I was able to go back to work full time and be able to rough house with my daughter again.
Watch Therapydia Physical Therapists Demonstrate Sciatica Injury Prevention Tips
What is Sciatica?
Generally, Sciatica is a term that is commonly used to describe pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling that radiates down the back of the leg. Typically, the symptoms follow the distribution of the sciatic nerve, but there can be some confusion as to the source of the pain especially when the patient’s symptoms are referred.
Here are the conditions that might be causing your sciatica:
- Sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle irritation or pinching usually by a herniated disc
- Bone spur or overgrowth in your spine
- Spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back
- Degenerative disc disease
Signs & Symptoms
The most common source of sciatica is pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniation or protrusion of a spinal disc. This pressure on the nerve can create an irritation and inflammatory response causing symptoms to radiate down the leg following the path of the nerve that is compressed.
- Pain in the rear or leg when sitting down
- Burning or tingling feeling down the leg
- Weakness, or problems with moving your leg or foot
- Contact pain in the buttock
You may feel the following:
Why Physical Therapy
Physical therapists can assess movement patterns to determine if the trigger point is the source of sciatica symptoms and correct any movement dysfunction that they find.
- Joint mobilization, manual therapy therapy, and myofascial release are common techniques to release or inhibit an active trigger point.
- Trigger point active release techniques is becoming a very popular treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal issues but especially sciatica. The muscle relaxes and the trigger point becomes inhibited, alleviating the symptoms of sciatica.
- Core stabilization exercises in conjunction with lumbar range of motion are also effective at reducing sciatica symptoms.
About Therapydia Portland
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Portland, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on sciatica treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
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