Physical Therapy For Sciatica Pain Relief
Luke Gordon, DPT
A quick message from Dr. Luke Gordon, Spokane Valley’s leading PT, about dealing with sciatic nerve pain (aka “sciatica”):
This free report is intended for the person suffering from the torment of lower back pain and sciatica (pain shooting into the buttocks and down the leg).
For many people, they’ve been dealing with their pain for several months, and often times even years. Along the way, most have tried dealing with their back pain and sciatica pain with generic advice, which has let them down.
Often times, people with back pain and sciatica visit their doctor in search of pain relief, and they get the standard advice: “take it easy for a week or so and take some pain medications if your pain is too bad.”
If you’ve suffered with back pain and sciatica, you probably already know that this approach rarely (almost never) works. Resting your back and leg won’t typically fix what’s causing the pain, and pain medications only mask the pain, again without fixing the underlying cause. This is especially true if you have sciatic nerve pain.
What happens when rest and pain killers don’t fix the pain? For many, this is where they get introduced to the idea of injections or surgery. Or maybe they get introduced to this dangerous idea: that they just need to learn to live with the pain!
Poor advice often comes from Google and YouTube as well…if you do a quick search for “sciatica exercises” or “sciatic nerve stretches”, you’ll discover a million and one resources, all designed to help you eliminate your pain quickly and easily.
There are a couple key problems with the free advice you’ll often find online: first, without truly understanding the root cause of your sciatica pain (such as a bulging disc, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, or sacro-iliac joint dysfunction), the “sciatica exercises” you attempt might just make your sciatic pain worse. This is because different exercises are used to treat types of pain…
For example, you might discover some back stretches that help relieve sciatic pain caused by a bulging disc that’s putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. However, if your pain is caused by something “degenerative” (like stenosis, DJD or DDD), these stretches will make you feel worse, and you’ll be dealing with even more sciatica pain. Not fun!
The other key problem with this advice is this: thinking that you can successfully eliminate your pain with exercises and stretches alone. While the proper back/pelvic exercises and stretches are an integral part to keeping your pain under control in the long-term, in the short-term, most people will require some “hands-on” treatment for optimal pain relief.
This is where many people will try chiropractic, massage therapy or even physical therapy treatment. And if they’re fortunate, they’ll experience some pain relief.
Unfortunately, most people will only experience temporary pain relief (for a variety of factors), and they’ll be stuck needing regular treatments.
So what really works for back pain and sciatica relief? Here’s the bottom line for eliminating your pain for good: you must work with a therapist who can help you figure out the ROOT CAUSE of your sciatic nerve pain and who can then guide you through the process of treating the cause of your pain.
In this free report about 11 simple and effective ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain, I’ve compiled my best tips and advice for starting to eliminate back pain and sciatica immediately. As you read the report, please keep in mind that not all 11 tips are likely to help your specific type of back/sciatic pain.
Rather, you’re likely to find 3-4 tips that really help you with your back pain and sciatica, while other people (with different types of back and nerve pain) will benefit from other tips and advice.
So, if you’re ready to start the process of truly uncovering and treating the root cause of your back pain and sciatica, but you’re not sure if physical therapy is right for you, this free report is a great place for you to start. Simply click on the link below or call the clinic at (509) 892-5442 if you’d like us to mail you a copy.
As you’re reading through the report, keep an open mind and also know that you can call me directly at (509) 892-5442 with any specific questions. Or you can email me at Luke@GordonPhysicalTherapy.com.
I hope this report helps you ease your back pain and sciatica and that it helps you make the best decision possible about eliminating your pain once and for good!
Luke Gordon, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy
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“I first came in for a discovery visit to determine cause of pain on the left hip. A week later, I pulled a muscle in the lower right back which went into spasms. Luke and Aram were both helpful and flexible in treating first the muscle spasms and then the hip pain. After a month both problems have subsided and I’m able to resume all my regular activities, including yoga, swimming, snow shoeing and skiing.”