Physical therapy can effectively treat back pain and sciatica

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Treatment

Feeling shooting pains in your lower back? Does the pain feel like it runs down your leg? Answering yes to these two questions is a good indication that you have a back issue called sciatica. 

Sciatica occurs when one of your sciatic nerves is pinched or irritated. It’s estimated that this lower back condition affects up to 5% of Americans annually, and this issue is a common source of lower back pain. One option you should consider if you have sciatica is physical therapy. Physical therapists can help you find effective treatment for sciatica and lower back pain. 

How physical therapists treat lower back pain and sciatica

Lower back pain and sciatica are closely linked conditions, and it can be tough to find relief from these conditions without the right treatment.

A therapy specialist has many physical therapy methods at their disposal. The techniques they use have been proven by medical research to help reduce sciatica-related pain, so they may be able to help you with your pain, too. Your physical therapist will also combine therapy methods together to create an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs. 

Some of the methods that could be included in your treatment program are:

Advent Physical Therapy is ready to help you find sciatica and lower back pain treatment

Are you ready to find effective lower back pain and sciatica treatment? Our Advent Physical Therapy team has the experience to help you get the type of care you’re looking for. Our specialists offer free screenings that can reveal the root cause of your sciatica. They’ll then use this information to create a physical therapy plan that’s personalized to your needs. 

Have your symptoms got you stuck at home? No worries! Our team can help you get effective therapy from home thanks to our at-home care and virtual therapy services. Even better, we can begin helping you if you don’t have a referral from your doctor. 

Contact our team today for more information about our physical therapy services or to schedule your initial appointment.