What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that is often felt in the buttock along the back of the leg and in some cases can extend as far down to the foot as a result of nerve impingement.
The pain felt in these locations can either be referred pain sourced from nerve impingement in the lower back or can be from a common entrapment point directly located within the buttock.
Sciatica that is sourced from the lower back can be as a result of:
Sciatica that is sourced from the buttock is more commonly known as Piriformis Syndrome. The sciatic nerve can actually get trapped beneath the pirifirmis muscle (deep muscle apart of the gluteal muscle complex) which then presents as a deep, dull and achy sensation in the buttock and can refer down the leg as well
Aggravating factors of Sciatica
Self-Care for Sciatica
Passive treatments for Sciatica:
Keep in mind that Sciatica is something that doesn’t get resolved immediately or within a short time frame. Often improvement requires consistency, discipline and patience with treatments, and usually playing around with a combination of active and passive therapies will lead to eventual resolution. Surgery should be considered only as a last resort once all options have been exhausted.
For any questions/queries regarding Sciatica or if interested in seeking treatment, please contact the clinic and one of our highly experienced therapists will be happy to assist you.