Sciatica is a nerve pain that travels through the length or part of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the lumbar spine to the toes of the foot.
At a glance;
- Nerve symptoms present as pain, pins and needles, numbness, muscle tightness and spasm into the buttocks and legs
- Unlike other pain or dysfunction, nerve pain requires a specialized approach, to find the origin of your pain.
- Nerve pain often causes poor co-ordination, balance and movement.
- Lumbar spine and buttock muscles are commonly the site of the problem.
- Experienced Physiotherapists and Manipulative Physiotherapists provide treatment to target your problem and untangle your nerve pain.
Sciatica is a nerve pain with a variety of symptoms and causes. Our Physiotherapists and Manipulative Physiotherapists have the expertise with neural pain to help you release your ‘pinched nerve’.
Sciatica is commonly felt as:
- A sharp shooting pain down the back of the legs and into the buttock
- Dull ache through the leg or legs
- Poor balance, co-ordination in the legs
- Pins and needles
- Weakness in the muscles of the buttock and legs
Sciatica can be caused by:
- Lumbar disc injury i.e. a disc bulge pushing on the nerve.
- Lumbar vertebral degeneration or spondylosis (spinal arthritis) i.e. the nerve is entrapped or compressed by bone.
- Swelling from ligament or muscle injuries such as the piriformis muscle in the buttock where the nerve is compromised as it runs through the muscle.
Neural pain is unlike any other pain or dysfunction in terms of rehabilitation time the sporadic nature of its symptoms and often even the seemingly disconnected areas where pain can occur.
Our expertise with neural pain allows us to track down the source of your pain, target and treat those structures and tackle ongoing issues with neural stretching programs and rehabilitation exercises.