How can Physical Therapy help?
When it comes to sciatica and back pain, physical therapy is the safe, cost-effective and drug-free choice. By seeing a physical therapist, you usually will not need an X-ray or MRI which can be expensive.
When you meet with a physical therapist, they will be able to figure out why your nerve is irritated and how to reduce the inflammation. In addition, the physical therapist will perform an evaluation to detect your impairments and find the source of your pain. They will come up with a treatment plan that will suit your needs to get you long lasting relief.
In order to help you achieve your goals and achieve pain relief, your physical therapist may use the following:
- Manual therapy using McKenzie and Maitland techniques, cupping, IASTM, etc.
- Modalities such Electrical stimulation, Class IV B Laser, Ultrasound, Mechanical Traction
- Evidence based therapeutic exercises
If you are experiencing any back pain or sciatic symptoms, we urge you to talk to your physician or directly to your physical therapist. They can get you started with physical therapy to help you get back to a pain-free life.