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Physiotherapy Treatment for Sciatica in Toronto

Physiotherapy Treatment for Sciatica

Sciatica treatment by physiotherapyThe term ‘sciatica’ is used for pain resulting from the compression or irritation of the Sciatica nerve, which is the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from the back of the pelvis right to the feet.

The symptoms resulting from the compression of the nerve are usually limited to the legs and buttocks. Common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness of the calf muscles

In most cases, sciatica is caused by a slipped disc. However, other spinal conditions, such as spinal injury, infection, or tumor may also cause sciatica. While the symptoms of sciatica often resolve with conservative treatment, more severe cases may require continuous physiotherapy or surgery. Physiotherapists use strengthening and stretching exercises to strengthen the spinal column and alleviate sciatic pain. In addition to this, low-impact aerobic exercises are also used to facilitate the recovery and help the patient regain their strength and mobility.

Common Treatment Options

  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Nerve mobilization
  • Interferential current & TENS to reduce pain
  • Laser therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Chiropractic & massage therapy
  • Ultrasound

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Physiotherapists Treat Sciatica

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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