101 Physio – we care
At 101 Physio we know you are in significant pain when you visit us for the first time, so we don’t mess you around with symantics and a lot of medical terms. From our initial consultation and assessment of your pain condition, we advise you on the best course of treatment for your specific pain symptoms/condition. In consultation with you we implement a custom treatment and management program.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is the term for a pain condition that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body – it travels from your lower back through to your hip and buttock and down your leg where it divides into two branches at the knee. Each leg has its own sciatic nerve.
What are the typical Sciatica pain condition symtoms ?
The pain from sciatica is felt along the sciatic nerve and can be felt deep in the buttock, with pain that travels down the back of the leg, sometimes to the foot. The pain can be accompanied by tingling, ‘pins and needles’, or numbness and muscular weakness in the leg. Sciatica is usually felt in only one leg at a time. Sciatica Pain can range from a mild ache to in-measurable pain. Sciatica pain is often felt when you sneeze, cough, go to the toilet, or when you’re sitting, and is often accompanied with lower back pain.
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing any form of lower extremity weakness, bladder or bowel dysfunction related to lower back pain you should seek urgent medical attention to evaluate your condition, so you can receive appropriate early treatment.
Your Spine is under constant gravity and movement pressure, your lifestyle, work activities, balance, sporting activities, home duties, shopping, carrying, lifting, running, walking, constant ground impact, basically all activities that require walking can cause a Pain condition. Generally, when pain is felt in your body it is caused by muscle strain, joint strain, joint inflammation/ligament trauma, poor blood circulation an injury or over-use. The good news is many Body Pain conditions are treatable without surgery or drug use.
Treatments to relieve pain, promote relaxation and restore movement, include manipulation, mobilisation, massage and exercises to strengthen your feet and ankle muscles and ligaments.
101 Physio – Management Team