Relieve sciatica pain with AMP Lab's physiotherapeutic solutions in as little as 4 sessions!
The sciatic nerve originates from the lower back and passes through the buttocks, leg, and toes. In fact, it is the body’s longest nerve.
The sciatic nerve provides both sensory and motor control to the lower limbs by connecting them to the spinal cord. When the sciatic nerve or the nerve root that extends from the spine is compressed (pinched nerve), it can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in sciatica pain.
Sciatica pain follows a nerve path from the low back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh and into the calf. The pain can vary from a mild ache to a sharp shooting pain, almost like a jolt of electricity, and at times a burning sensation.
Sciatica pain treatment aims to remove sciatic nerve compression or irritation, relieving and sciatic pain.
Sciatica can be treated without orthopaedic surgery in up to 95% of cases.
Causes of Sciatica Pain
The root cause of sciatica can stem from a variety of spine-related conditions:
Your spine is stabilised and protected by intervertebral discs that absorb shock as you participate in high-impact activities. When a disc is herniated, it protrudes and contacts a nerve at its exit. This put pressure on the nerve and can lead to sciatica.
Abnormal narrowing of the upper or lower spinal canal is known as spinal stenosis. The spinal cord may be irritated due to this, causing such nerve symptoms.
Spondylolisthesis and Lumbar Spondylosis
A type of disorder in which one spinal bone translates over the other due to instability, affecting spinal alignment and causing nerves to be pinched.
Risk Factors of Sciatica Pain
Sciatica can sometimes accompany age-related changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease.
Lifestyle habits can also increase your risk of developing sciatica.
A job that requires you to repeatedly twist your back, carry heavy loads or drive a motor vehicle for long periods might play a role in sciatica. People who sit for prolonged periods have been found to more likely to develop sciatica than active people.
Symptoms of Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is characterised by pain that extends from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg.
The discomfort can occur anywhere along the sciatic nerve pathway. It tends to start from your lower back to your buttocks and the back of your thigh and calf.
Pain can range from dull discomfort to a sharp, searing sensation or severe pain. As aforementioned, it can feel like a jolt or an electric shock at times.
Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot are also common. Coughing or sneezing can make it worse. Sitting for lengthy periods of time can also exacerbate symptoms.
Sciatica Treatment Singapore
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Your first session encompasses consultation, examination, diagnosis and a customised treatment plan that combines different therapeutic modalities.
The First Session
A physical examination is carried out to derive an accurate diagnosis with thorough obtaining of your medical history.
Sometimes, you may have already gone for an x-ray or an MRI scan. Bring along those scans so we can analyse them and correlate your symptoms accordingly.
We will be there for you every step of the way to address any questions or concerns so that you understand your condition. The correct treatment will subsequently be proposed.
According to your condition, our physical therapist Singapore will select certain treatment methods and modalities to assist you in your health goals. These may include:
Postural correction begins with identifying the lifestyle factors that cause uneven and excessive loading of certain joints, particularly those in your lower back.
Postural re-education and ergonomics specific to your occupation, activities and hobbies will additionally be included.
The aim is to redistribute the load throughout the joints, reducing excessive wear and tear, thus slowing down the rate of degeneration.
Return to Work/Sports Physiotherapy Program
Our physiotherapists will curate and prescribe the appropriate rehabilitative exercises for you to carry out at home. These self-care measures will support your recovery by strengthening targetted muscles and preventing relapse.
A pain-free life today with AMP Lab
The length of time taken for you to recover from sciatica pain therapy is determined by the severity and source of your pain and the compliance to the prescribed treatment method.
Relieving sciatica pain is only one step of the journey.
AMP Lab further supports your healing with multidisciplinary treatments that prevent relapse.