The next thing people ask us all the time is this:
1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that sciatica will “just go away with time,” but then 6 to 8 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed…or it gets worse.
2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises! One of the best things to help you ease your sciatica is to do the right series of progressed exercises—the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick, AND make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
3. Avoid sitting and sleeping in awkward positions! Have you ever woken up with numbness or tingling down to your leg? Or, after a long day of sitting, felt tightness in your back, hip or leg? That’s because one of the worst things you can do for sciatica is sit with bad posture and sleep in awkward positions. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy! Physical therapy, especially manual physical therapy, is proven to help people with sciatica. In fact, at Sports Performance Physical Therapy, it’s one of our specialties! If your sciatica is affecting your job, threatening your ability to stay active, destroying your independence, or getting in the way of spending quality time with family and friends, physical therapy can help get you back to the active life you deserve!
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy can help you live without sciatica, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free Discovery Visit:
NOTE: This complimentary Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are new to physical therapy, skeptical of its benefits, or unsure if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Discovery Visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done—without any financial risk on your part.