Sciatica Treatment in Sydney
Stretching is important for everyone, regardless of age or level of activity. You want your body to work properly; whether you're doing pilates or reaching for something in your cupboard, the goal is to help you move freely and comfortably, without pain or discomfort. Stretching may form an impression of soccer players eagerly lunging during warmups. Even though many athletes use stretching techniques to prepare for sporting events, stretch therapy can improve everyone's physical mobility.
The Sciatic Nerve
The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body, formed by the union of five lower spine nerve roots. It runs deep into the buttock and down the back of the thigh to the heel and sole. The sciatic nerve is an important nerve that connects the spinal cord to the skin and muscles of the thigh, leg, and foot.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a painful condition caused by sciatic nerve irritation. The sciatic nerve is our body's longest nerve. It starts in the lower back and travels down the back of each leg to the thighs and feet. Sciatica can be acute (short-term) and last a few weeks, or chronic (long-term) and last more than three months.
It is critical to understand that most cases of sciatica resolve within a few weeks or months and rarely result in permanent nerve damage. Anyone can develop sciatica at some point in their lives; however, certain risk factors may predispose you to sciatica.
It's critical to understand that sciatica is a symptom of a problem that something is compressing or irritating the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve rather than a medical diagnosis or medical disorder in and of itself. This is an important distinction because it is often the underlying diagnosis that must be treated to alleviate sciatic nerve pain. A lumbar herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or spondylolisthesis are all common causes of sciatica.
Sciatica is most common in people between the ages of 30 and 50, predisposed to sedentary people who tend to be carrying extra weight. Pregnant women in 3rd trimester can experience the baby pressuring the sciatic nerve as well. Sciatica is frequently caused by general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine or compression by the piriformis muscle in the gluts rather than by a specific event or injury.
Sciatica refers to leg pain, tingling, numbness, burning sensation, or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Most people who suffer from sciatica improve over time (usually a few weeks or months) and find relief from pain with non-surgical treatment. On the other hand, sciatica can be severe and debilitating for some people.
A "radiculopathy" is the clinical diagnosis of sciatica, which means that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is putting pressure on the radicular nerve (nerve root) in the lower back, which is part of the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica pain can be severe and incapacitating for some people. Others may experience infrequent and irritating pain that has the potential to worsen. While sciatica can be painful, permanent nerve damage (tissue damage) is uncommon. Most sciatica pain syndromes are caused by inflammation and will resolve in two weeks to a few months. Furthermore, because the spinal cord does not exist in the lower (lumbar) spine, a herniated disc in this region of the anatomy does not pose a risk of paralysis.
Pain is the most common symptom of sciatica. Depending on the amount of pressure applied to the sciatic nerve, the pain can range from mild to debilitating. Other symptoms experienced by sciatic nerve patients include:
Buttock and leg discomfort
Sharp, intense pain shooting down the leg
A sensation of numbness, burning or tingling in the leg or foot
An ailment of the leg or foot
Bladder control issues
Low back pain that spreads to the buttocks and leg
Coughing, sneezing, or straining aggravates the pain.
Pain worsens when bending backward or standing for an extended time.
Stretch and muscle therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for sciatica. It is performed by a trained therapist and involves the application of releasing spasm-related soft tissue via manual therapy and or acupuncture needles, sometimes with heat involved, combined with gentle stretches. This treatment reduces muscle spasms, improves range of motion, and may reduce nerve inflammation. After treatment, you will receive some exercises to do at home, and over time can help restore function and decrease pain.
For Sciatic Pain, Try Stretch Therapy
It is a scientific massage, myofascial release, foam rolling, specific physical exercises, and a passive and active stretching system. Stretch therapy aims to release, remodel, and strengthen your fascia, allowing you to move with greater ease and flexibility while decreasing your risk of injury. Stretch therapy regularly may improve your flexibility, range of motion, and blood flow to your muscles. As a result, your posture will improve, your back pain will be reduced, and your athletic performance will improve.
Best Clinic in Sydney
Mojotherapy is here to assist you. We can provide massage treatment to alleviate your symptoms, get to the bottom of what's causing your sciatic pain and advise you on stretching, strengthening, and lifestyle changes. We make every effort to keep our services up to date with the latest science and wonders and research and study various approaches and techniques to find the best solution for our clients. If the problem is more complicated, we can refer you to other professionals. Whatever your requirements are, we have something for you. Aside from stretch therapy, we also provide the following services:
Stimulating Pressure Points
Dry Needling & infra red light
At Mojotherapy, we are passionate about providing you with the highest level of treatment, care, and satisfaction. We ensure that your recovery is as quick and efficient as possible by focusing on your individual needs and tailoring your treatment accordingly. We can help many people get out of pain and move again with our methods. Contact us today - we would love to help you!
What Areas Do We Service?
We are based in Ashfield and typically service clients from the following areas;
Suburbs inner west: Annandale, Ashfield, Ashbury, Camperdown, Canterbury, Croydon, Croydon Park, Concord, Canada Bay, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Five Dock, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Lewisham, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore, Summer Hill, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe.
Though we have had clients as far as Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Hurstville, Surry Hills and Randwick.