What is the reason I’m feeling sciatic nerve pain?

What iIs Sciatic Nerve Pain

The broad answer to this question is that you’re suffering from a condition called sciatica, and this involves one of your sciatic nerves being pinched or irritated. 

You might not be sure just how likely you are to develop sciatica, but it’s one of the most common sources of lower back pain. One study found that there were more than 12 million diagnosed cases of sciatica in 2017. Physical therapists can help you learn more about sciatica, and an important part of this education is the reasons people develop sciatic nerve pain. Your therapist can also take steps to help you treat your sciatica and its symptoms effectively. 

Common reasons people develop sciatic nerve pain

There are many issues that can trigger sciatic nerve pain, and figuring out the reason you’ve developed this type of pain can help your physical therapist treat it more effectively. A few common reasons that people develop sciatica and its symptoms include: 

These physical therapy methods can help treat your sciatic nerve pain

Once they have as much information as possible about the cause of your sciatica, your physical therapist can start treating it. They’ll do so by creating a therapy plan specifically for you, combining multiple therapy methods. Some therapy techniques that are commonly used to help sciatica sufferers are: 

  • Astym® therapy that can help break up scar tissue in old or healing back muscle injuries.
  • Therapeutic exercises intended to stretch and strengthen your lower back. 
  • McKenzie Method® sessions that focus on helping you learn how to avoid future back issues. 

Excel Sports & Physical Therapy offers treatment for sciatica

Tired of living with sciatic nerve pain? Our physical therapists at Excel PT are ready and willing to help you find effective care for your sciatica. We can do a free screening on your lower back to determine the root cause of your sciatica. Additionally, our specialists excel at creating individualized therapy plans intended to reduce your symptoms and prevent future episodes of sciatica. Even better, you can use our at-home care and virtual therapy services to get therapy for your sciatica in your own home.

Contact our team today for more information about our sciatica treatment options or to schedule your initial appointment.