Physical Therapy for Sciatica in Oceanside

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Sciatica is a term used for pain or irritation from the long sciatic nerve traveling down the lower part of your body. If you are suffering from sciatica, The Physical Therapy Experience in Oceanside can provide you more information and help you learn what you need to know.
The sciatica nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the lower back and extends through the buttock area. This is why pain can most likely be felt in your lower back, behind your thigh, and even below your knee. Sciatica is usually caused by a spinal condition related to aging and injury. After a while, these conditions lead to damaging of the spinal anatomy, which narrows the tight passages in the spine.

Pain caused by sciatica can be severe and The Physical Therapy Experience in Oceanside can help guide you towards successful treatment. Physical therapy can help treat sciatica by:

    -Incorporating a variety of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning
    -Exercises that address weak supporting muscles
    -Improve range of motion
    -Stretching and supporting the back
    
It is important to understand that patients who engage in regular programs and participate in physical therapy are more likely to recover at a faster pace and receive less pain in the future than those who don’t.

Symptoms of sciatica may include:
    
    -Numbness
    -Tingling sensations and muscle weakness
    -Localized pain
    -Shooting, electric pain in the hips or buttocks
    -Pain traveling the length of the nerve into thighs, calves, ankles and feet

If you live near Oceanside and are affected by sciatica, The Physical Therapy Experience can provide you assistance towards a great recovery and help you reach your goal! The Physical Therapy Experience in Oceanside is only a call away! Contact us and book an appointment today!

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