Sciatica is actually a set of symptoms rather than a simple pain arising in the lower back and legs. The pain is usually seen on one side of the body that spreads out along the path of the Sciatic nerve, from the lower back to down one leg.
The pain and tenderness extend from the lower back through the hip down to the calf. Sciatica usually develops due to the general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, and not as a result of an injury. Sciatica pain is seen frequently in mid-aged people between the ages of 30 and 50.
If you are suffering from sciatica, you may consider physical therapy here at Somerset Family Physical Therapy in Somerset, NJ for effective approaches to relieve the pain. Our physical therapists will prescribe a combination of approaches including exercises and soft tissue mobilization.
Although there are many causes of sciatica, underlying medical conditions tend to be culprits most of the time. They include conditions like degenerated or herniated disc, or nerve root compression in the lumbar spine. These conditions tend to cause radiating symptoms into the leg, which is known as Sciatica. Since the causes and amount of pain differ from one person to another, our physical therapists at Somerset Family Physical Therapy will treat your case uniquely to develop a suitable therapy to relieve the pain.
Exercise and physical therapy are usually the first-line treatments for treating, relieving, and preventing sciatica symptoms. When working with a physical therapist at Somerset Family Physical Therapy, you will be taken through steps that help relieve or reduce leg, hip, and lower back pain. The approach is also designed to reduce tingling, numbness, or weakness in the leg, thigh, buttock, and foot. Depending on the underlying cause, you may be taken through flexion and extension back exercises, mechanical therapy, or strengthening exercises.
If you are looking for professional physical therapists in Somerset, NJ, Somerset Family Physical Therapy is the ideal place for you. We provide physical therapy that will promote healing of the sciatica underlying cause, provide symptom relief, and prevent flareups and recurrences. The program is effective in strengthening and mobilizing tissues in the lower back, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.