Low Back pain is most common form of discomfort people have these days. There are various causes of back pain from basic inflammation to Sciatica Treatment and disc prolapse etc. Choosing the right line of treatment is at most important for back pain and its root cause at the earliest. From wide presentation of symptoms in the low back to strengthening exercises for spine stability is the wholesome aim of any treatment we follow.


What is sciatica?

Sciatic nerve is the most common type of nerve compression in the low back region. When a person has low back pain which is radiating to thighs and/or knee, and /or until ankle or great toe, it is referred to as Sciatica. The nerve compression can be anywhere depending on the location proximal or distal towards the Piriformis muscle as well leading to sciatica. It can also be caused by a herniated disc or PIVD or any other disc issues that leads to nerve compression at its very origin from the central levels.

What are its symptoms?

The symptoms usually present are sharp shooting radiating pain towards the leg from buttocks, tingling, numbness, low back aches, are the classical symptoms. The severity depends on the how chronic the case is. It also occasionally has other secondary symptoms such as lateral thigh pain, pain radiating to front of thigh, pain towards sides of the trunk, etc. Back movements especially bending forwards becomes painful and is usually restricted. All symptoms can be present only on one side of the body or both.

What is the management of sciatica?

In most of the cases, we believe we need to treat the root cause of the problem with help of our physical therapy techniques. Our advanced physiotherapy techniques help reduce the pain and correct the posture in many cases. We have variety of treatment options available which we use depending on the condition and severity. Certain breakthrough techniques are sure to give you results!

➢ Non-surgical Spinal decompression:

Non-surgical decompression is a motorized traction that may help relieve back /neck pain and their radiating symptoms. It works by gently stretching the spine, hence creating a negative pressure in the disc, resulting in taking pressure off from the nerves.

➢ Dry needling: Dry needling is a technique that has been used for reducing low back pain by releasing myofascial trigger points in various muscles involved.

➢ Cupping Therapy: Cupping therapy is non- invasive technique which is very effective in releasing multiple trigger points, quickly and accurately.

➢ Kinesio taping: Taping can help relieve pain, inflammation, and spasms associated with sciatic nerve pain. Taping when applied can relax tensed muscles.

➢ Medex Treatment: Medex treatment is as unique as it isolates core back/neck muscles and then strengthens them by placing actual loads under medical supervision. It resolves the back/neck pain from its roots thereby giving relief from pain and prevents recurrence.

➢ Good posture is the key to safe and healthy spine: Your core stabilizes the body, enabling you to step in every direction and maintain balance, helps to avoid falls and protects the body. If the core is not strong enough, the body may have to work harder to support other components of the back.

➢ Manual therapy and back muscle strengthening exercise are must, but to be done under a medical guidance.

A holistic treatment approach considering every aspect is important for the overall betterment of the patient to improve the quality of life.