Sciatica is a radiating pain along the course of the sciatic nerve and is felt in the back, buttocks, back of the thigh, legs and the foot. It is commonly due to disk prolapse.
This incidence is related to age and rare before 30 years. The highest incidence is found in the fifth decade and then decreases with increasing age. Prolonged walking also was found to increase the incidence of sciatica. Also, occupations with greater physical labor, such as farmers and machine operators, have a higher likelihood of developing sciatica compared to less mobile office workers.
How can a Physiotherapist help relieve your Sciatica pain?
Physiotherapists have many techniques of treatment that may help. Treatment may include complete physical assessment, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, mobilizations, spinal stabilization and core strengthening exercises, or traction. Often people can respond to moving in a certain direction.
Some people with sciatica feel better with exercises moving in a backward bending position, some in a bending forward position. The best therapy treatment for someone with sciatica varies greatly from person to person.
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Dr. Kaleem Mohammed graduated as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 from Deccan College of Physiotherapy, affiliated to Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India. Dr. Kaleem is an expert at handling physiotherapy needs of patients suffering from orthopedic and spinal conditions and post-surgery rehabilitation. Dr. Kaleem is associated with HealthClues since its inception where he facilitates diagnosis and advanced consultation with senior doctors. He is also a medical researcher and prolific writer who loves sharing insightful commentaries and useful tips to educate the patient community about fitness, treatment options, and post-treatment recovery.