Sciatica

SYMPTOMS

Sciatia symptoms are characterized by a sharp pain that shoots down to lower limb through the buttock, into the upper thigh, and radiates into the skin of the calf and the foot. The patients suffering from sciatica may also experience tingling or burning sensation as well as numbness of the skin in the affected areas.

CAUSES

Herniated or Protruding Disc

Spinal Stenosis

Spondylolisthesis

Piriformis Syndrome

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis is based on the patient’s history and clinical examination as well as MRI results.

TREATMENT

Most of the time sciatica responds well to conservative care. Depending upon origin of the sciatica, different physiotherapy approaches may be used. At Care Plus Physiotherapy, we believe that the best treatment for the sciatica is usually a combination of different approaches based on the clinical findings and the location and how the sciatic nerve is being compressed.