Sciatica is pain that radiates or refers into your leg usually as a result of a lower back problem. Sciatica may appear to run down the whole leg or appear in specific parts of your leg and requires a thorough assessment to identify its cause.Book A Consultation
The symptoms of sciatica include:
The area of the spine that takes the most load from movement and activity is the lower back or lumbar region. This consists of five relatively large vertebrae. The discs cushioning these vertebrae can bulge, tear and decrease in height due to repeated bending or prolonged sitting and can result in sciatica for ‘no apparent reason’. There does not need to be an acute episode to cause sciatica. Your Physiotherapist will perform specific tests to assess the degree and type of sciatica you are experiencing.
With early intervention from your Physiotherapist and a specific treatment plan, most cases of sciatica will resolve within six weeks to three months. Some management suggestions are: