Lower back pain and sciatica can manifest as a dull ache, a shooting or stabbing sensation, or...
What is Sciatica?
One of the most common conditions we treat among different age groups.
Lower back pain and sciatica can manifest as a dull ache, a shooting or stabbing sensation, or even a burning feeling in the back. These symptoms may radiate from your lower back down to your legs and can worsen with activities like bending, twisting, lifting, standing, or walking. Understanding the reasons behind your discomfort is crucial for determining the most effective treatment strategy.
What causes lower back pain?
Several lifestyle factors can contribute to the development or worsening of sciatica pain. These include:
Prolonged sitting or inactivity: Sitting for extended periods or leading a sedentary lifestyle can put pressure on the sciatic nerve and increase the risk of developing sciatica. Office workers and individuals who spend a significant amount of time sitting are more prone to this issue.
Poor posture: Habitual poor posture while sitting, standing, or sleeping can cause misalignment in the spine, resulting in increased pressure on the nerves, including the sciatic nerve.
Improper lifting techniques: Lifting heavy objects using incorrect techniques or using your back muscles instead of your legs can strain the lower back and potentially lead to sciatica pain.
Excess body weight: Carrying excess weight, particularly around the abdomen, can increase the strain on the spine and contribute to spinal problems that can cause sciatica.
Smoking: Smoking can reduce blood flow to the spine and cause the spinal discs to degenerate more rapidly, increasing the risk of sciatica and other back-related issues.
Lack of regular exercise: A lack of physical activity can lead to weak back and core muscles, which can contribute to sciatica pain. Exercise helps keep the spine and surrounding muscles strong and flexible.
Wearing high heels: Regularly wearing high heels can alter the natural curve of the spine and place additional stress on the lower back, potentially causing sciatica pain.
Pain can be caused by Degenerative Disk disease, Arthritis, or Acute nerve root compression as a result of trauma.
To reduce the risk of sciatica pain, it's essential to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, practice good posture, use proper lifting techniques, and quit smoking if you're a smoker. Incorporating regular exercise, particularly activities that strengthen the core and back muscles, can help prevent sciatica and other back-related issues.
How to treat Lower Back and Sciatica pain?
It's essential to consult a Physiotherapist to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific condition. We can help you identify the underlying cause of your pain and recommend the best course of action to relieve your symptoms and promote long-term recovery.
We successfully treat Low Back Pain with IMS, spinal decompression, manual therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, gym active rehabilitation.