January 17, 2023
Sciatica is caused by inflammation, irritation, compression, or pinching of a nerve in the lower back. It is often the result of a herniated or slipped disk which causes pressure on the nerve root. While people with sciatica recover on their own after some time and with the help of self-care treatments, some patients require physical therapy for lower back pain to aid their recovery.
The sciatic nerve, made up of five nerve roots — two from the lumbar spine or lower back region and three from the final section of the spine — is the longest and thickest nerve. Patients with an injured or irritated sciatic nerve often feel pain that originates from the gluteal area. Injury to the sciatic nerve is called “sciatica” and it is often used to describe the pain originating from the lower back, running down the leg.
Some patients who have sciatica can recover on their own with adequate rest and medication for pain management. Mild cases don’t require too much assistance for back pain treatment Dubai, especially when the issue is addressed early on.
Some sciatica patients are given shots of a corticosteroid medication into the area around the nerve root that’s causing pain. The shot is administered to alleviate the pain, especially when it is preventing the patient from performing day-to-day tasks.
Not all patients suffering from an injury are prevented from doing physical activities. In fact, some therapists often include different exercises to help with lower back pain treatment Dubai. Aside from helping with pain management, exercises also restore strength and range of motion, promoting faster recovery for many patients.
In some cases, patients are referred to a physical therapist to get proper treatment, especially after sustaining a lower back injury. Aside from exercises, some therapists include massages and other activities in a patient’s treatment program. They also offer different tips on how to execute certain movements to avoid injury.
Severe cases may require surgery where the bone spur or a portion of the herniated disk that’s pressing on the nerve is removed. This option is not always recommended for patients and is only done when the patient experiences severe weakness or loss of bowel or bladder control. It may also be offered when the pain does not improve with other treatment methods. A patient may also undergo post surgery physiotherapy to aid their recovery.
If you feel sudden pain originating from your lower back, traveling to your leg or you require treatment after being diagnosed with sciatica, don’t hesitate to reach out to book an appointment with one of the specialists from Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC.
We offer a range of treatment plans that can be tailor-fitted to your specific needs. You may visit our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for a sports massage or post-surgery therapy.