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WHAT IS SCIATICA
Simply put, sciatica is the term for pain in the lower back, buttocks and legs that comes from pressure on the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs down each leg from the lower back, so many people don’t know where the pain is coming from. Our experts can diagnose sciatica and help your body recover from it.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA
The pain that comes from sciatica normally runs down from the lower back into one of the legs. It can extend all the way to the foot, and the pain usually is worse when you cough or sneeze, or when you sit down. The pain can come up with no warning, and last for weeks, so don’t try to wait out the pain. Come see our professionals today.
HOW TO TREAT SCIATICA
Being physically active is the best non-surgical treatment for sciatica. Here at Inner West Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, we employ different flexibility exercises and stretches to give that area of your body a good work out. We also use massage therapy, acupuncture and spinal manipulation to give you relief from nerve pain.
CAUSES OF BACK PAIN
It’s estimated that around 70 – 90 percent of people will suffer from some sort of back pain in their lives. The symptoms range from aching muscles, pain down the legs or pain that gets worse when you bend down, lift something or walk. Causes include muscle strains, muscle spasm causing reduced flexibility and stiffness, disc issues, arthritis and osteoporosis. We can diagnose and help with these problems.