If you’re like 40% of Americans, you will develop Sciatica at some point during your life time. When we hear sciatica we think of misunderstood, complex pain. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. Self releases, exercises and mobility work guided by Physical Therapists are tools to tackle low back pain and get the pain relief you are seeking.
Busting A Common Sciatica Myth
Most patients come in being misdiagnosed. Sciatica is not a condition but a symptom indicating that a nerve root in the lower back is being compressed. Therefore the Sciatic Nerve itself is not the problem but an area surrounding it is. Thankfully there are ways to provide Sciatica help.
According to Physical Therapist Shivaji Thapa from our Boro Park Office, “Most patients experience Sciatica because of a tight piriformis muscle. This muscle has become so tight that it has actually begun to press on the Sciatic Nerve and aggravate it. When a patient comes in their piriformis will be treated and as a result the Sciatica will begin to subside.”
So what can I do from home?
There are some exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home to begin relieving the pain you are experiencing. Follow along with the Road to Recovery Physical and Occupational Therapy Therapist, Rashmi, to begin experiencing pain relief.