Sciatica Physiotherapy
in Brampton

Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica is a form of back pain stemming from irritation of the sciatic nerve, one of the body’s largest nerves. This nerve originates from the lower back nerve roots and extends through the buttocks, down both legs.

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Development of Sciatica

Sciatica can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Muscle spasms or inflammation affecting the sciatic nerve
  • Previous injuries to the sciatic nerve
  • Tightness or injury in surrounding muscles
  • Herniated disc diagnosis
  • Lumbar degenerative disc disease

Symptoms of Sciatica

Common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Numbness traveling behind the thigh, possibly extending below the knee
  • “Pins and needles” sensation in the legs, toes, or feet
  • Limited movement, particularly when bending, walking, or twisting
  • Pain in the lower back or legs worsening with prolonged sitting or standing
  • Sudden shooting pain from the lower back down to the legs, exacerbated by sudden movements
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Treatment Approach

Physiotherapy offers effective management for sciatica. Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs based on assessments.
Typically, treatment may involve:

  • Manual therapy and mobilization of joints and muscles to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve
  • Acupuncture, dry needling, or cupping techniques
  • Specific exercises and stretches to improve flexibility and strength

Exercises for Sciatica

  • Knee to Chest Stretch: Begin lying on your back with legs extended. Bring one knee gently toward your chest, holding for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg. Perform three times on each side.

If experiencing symptoms of sciatica or diagnosed with the condition, scheduling an appointment with a regulated physiotherapist at Active Physiotherapy Brampton can facilitate a swift and safe recovery journey.

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