Physical Therapists Treating Sciatica in Howard County MD
BEAT Physical Therapy offers hope for sufferers of sciatica through rehabilitation and non-surgical procedures. Our physical therapists will carefully diagnose and treat patients experiencing sciatica by helping you with the right exercise and body movements that decrease sciatic pain by limiting the pressure on the nerve. A rehab program focusing on home exercises often includes stretching techniques to improve patients’ flexibility allowing muscles to loosen. Call (410) 884-0000 and talk to our Columbia physical therapist to discuss your medical condition.
Non-surgical Treatment of Sciatica at BEAT Physical Therapy
Our physical therapist will recommend exercises to strengthen the muscles of your upper and lower back, hips, abdomen, thigh, legs, including knee and foot. Visit or call our Columbia MD clinic to schedule an appointment. Untreated sciatica may become chronic and more difficult to manage. Many experience pain relief with yoga and trigger point dry needling (TDN). Ask our specialist about TDN and many patients success stories. BEAT PTs may also perform spinal manipulation. A deep tissue massage may also be necessary to help ease muscle spasms. Our goal is for you to avoid surgery and taking harmful medications as much as possible thereby helping you recover without causing further damage to your body.
Sciatica is a pain affecting the lower back (lumbar area), hips, down to the outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root. The pain varies in intensity, and the pain can radiate down the knee. This pain is often referred to as sciatic nerve pain. The human sciatic nerve runs from the lower back and extends through the buttock area, down the lower limb (back of the thigh, calf, and foot). The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in our body.
Sciatica symptoms may include:
- Muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, or
- Movement of the affected extremity may intensify or alleviate the pain
Causes of Sciatica
The pain associated with sciatica are possible result of compression, irritation, and inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which may be the product of:
- Automobile Accident, Injury or Trauma
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, or
To learn more about our approach in treating sciatica, request to speak to our top rated physical therapists in Columbia MD 21044 by calling 410-884-0000.