Best Treatment For Sciatica And Herniated Or Slipped Disc
Sciatica is a set of symptoms, including pain, caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots. The compression may affect the left or right or both sciatic nerves.
Symptoms include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness or weakness in various parts of the leg or foot. Other symptoms include a "pins and needles" sensation, or tingling and difficulty moving or controlling the leg. The pain or tingly sensation may radiate below the knee towards the foot, but sometimes they only reach to the buttock or the thigh area.
Sciatica is a relatively common form of low back and leg pain, but the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. The main cause of sciatica symptoms is compression of the sciatic nerve roots by a herniated (torn disc) or protruding (bulging) disc in the lower back.
Herniated spinal disc (aka slipped disk) pressing on one of the nerve roots is the primary cause of sciatica, being present in about 90% of cases.
Since 90% of sciatica symptoms are caused by the slipped or herniated disc the therapy should be focused on correct disc positioning and the spine alignment. This is provided by the repetition of certain exercises, the proper ergonomics or if needed spinal mobilisation performed by the physiotherapist. Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs, depending on underlying causes and pain levels or depending on direction and severity of the disc derangement.
So What Is The Solution For Sciatica Or Slipped Disc?
In back2balance physiotherapy and acupuncture clinic we like to work on the underling root and cause of the symptoms to make the therapy as effective as possible. The aim is to give you a long term solution and not only temporary relief that is why the underlying cause of your pain needs to be recognised.
We use the most modern evidence based physiotherapy methods which allow us to treat you in the most specific and the most effective way. Everybody is different and every back pain or back problem is also different. We know how to find the best solution for you.