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Sciatica

End Your Sciatica Pain, Naturally – Without Surgeries, Pain Pills Or Steroid Injections

People who have or have had Sciatica tend to describe it by saying, "If you know, you know." Why? Because the pain can feel like your lower back, buttocks, and thighs are on fire or that someone is stabbing you repeatedly with an icepick right along the route of the sciatic nerve. It’s all-consuming.

Some patients also report a tingly or numb feeling or like their legs will buckle underneath them. In severe cases, it can also lead to bowel and bladder dysfunction due to problems with the nerves.

But if you have Sciatica, you already know how bad the pain is, right?

It most definitely probably keeps you awake at night – battling to find a comfortable position that doesn’t trigger more stabbing pain. No doubt you’ve also been forced to leave work and social events – because you couldn't smile through the pain any longer. Sometimes, it feels like you can’t even put one foot in front of the other.

We know how awful it can be – that's why Sciatica is one of our special interests. Our patients and industry colleagues regard us as experts in managing and treating this painful nerve disorder.

Sciatica is one of the most common pain problems we see at Focus Physical Therapy. But, things can only (and will) get better. We help patients just like you beat Sciatica all the time.

All these patients ask us the same questions:

Why Me?”...

“Why Do I Still Have Sciatica After 6 Months?”...

or

“Why Hasn’t It Gone Away?”

We get it. It’s tempting to ignore Sciatica and hope and pray it'll go away. But guess what? It rarely does. Most of the time, it gets much, much worse. If you've been in pain for more than a week already, the chances of your sciatic pain resolving on its own are slim. In our experience, things can and do get much worse if you leave it to chance.

Have you had back Sciatica for seven days or more?

You've probably already seen a medical doctor if you answered yes to this question. Right? But they sent you away with a prescription for Advil, rest, and more days off work, along with a half-hearted invitation to come back and see them if things don’t improve.

In fact, you’ve probably already been back to see your MD because you’re STILL in pain, and they gave you an even stronger prescription for pain pills and more unhelpful advice to rest and take it easy. Except you can't take it easy because you're in pain, and you want your life back – the life you loved before the pain started.

Does that sound about right?

As Physical Therapists who successfully treat Sciatica every day, we find this scenario incredibly frustrating. We know that you don't have to waste your life in pain –popping pain pills to get through the day - suffering the negative health consequences. There is so much more we can do. Don’t wait. This advice is counter-productive and can lead to more severe problems further down the line.

But why am I still in pain?

There are so many potential reasons why your Sciatica is lasting so long. But the most important thing we want to say is don't look to the internet or your friends and relatives for a diagnosis. So many people online and in our social circles like to offer unsolicited medical advice. But, in most cases, it isn't credible – sometimes even dangerous, and it's usually based on their experience, not your specific set of symptoms and medical history.

You’re probably jumping to conclusions yourself about the source of your Sciatica – especially if it isn't something obvious like an injury. You're blaming yourself – for that time you lifted something heavy or sat in an awkward position at your desk. Or maybe it’s just your age, right?

But the actual cause could be something different altogether, like a herniated disc of inflammation around your lower back. So we help you find the root cause – so you can stop guessing.

Are you still wondering why your Sciatica is lasting so long?

Here are Our Top 6 Reasons Why Your Sciatica Still Hurts:

  • You ignored it and hoped it would get better. Nope, it got worse.
  • You followed your MD's advice to "rest and take Advil." Now, you have a stomachache from the pills, and the bed rest made your lower Sciatica even more painful.
  • Your old Aunt, work buddy, or a well-meaning healthcare professional said, “it's natural for everything to hurt when you get older." So, you sucked it up and got on with it as best you could.
  • You tried generic stretching exercises you found on YouTube. But they didn't help, and your Sciatica worsened.
  • You tried sports, Swedish, lymphatic drainage, and hot lava stone massage. But all they did was leave a big dent in your checking account - providing only mild pain relief and a fleeting feeling of relaxation that lasted about 20-30 minutes.
  • You tried herbal muscle rubs, ice packs, heating pads, foam rollers, and magnesium spray. But you got a rash, ruined your bedsheets, AND lost hundreds of dollars.

Do any of those sound familiar? If so, you’re a perfect candidate for physical therapy, and it's likely we can make a positive difference to your symptoms and get you out of pain quickly. So, why not start with a free call with one of our Sciatica specialists? Chat through your issues and get some advice on what to do and where to turn next. We can help you.

Just click the link to book your complimentary call with one of the Focus Physical Therapy Team. Don’t worry. There is zero financial investment required on your part and absolutely no obligation to book treatment after the call. We’re just here to connect you with the help you need.

But What Can I Do To Ease My Sciatica Pain Now?

If you want instant advice on what to do to ease your Sciatica, here are the action steps we recommend:

  • First up, make a promise to yourself to get help. It's not going to get better on its own, so don't wait another six months– things could be much worse by then. You’ll wish you got it fixed sooner. Instead, commit now to booking a Free Consultation with us to find the root cause of your pain.
  • Next (if your Sciatica is mild enough to do so), we recommend you start a daily practice of therapeutic stretching exercises. However, it’s no good just picking a video on YouTube. You need to do the right exercises for your specific complaint, your current mobility level, and your presenting set of symptoms. For that, you need an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can prescribe a set of exercises for you – to prevent further injury or a worsening of your symptoms.
  • Get movingOne of the worst things you can do for Sciatica pain or other lasting pain is to be inactive. If you don't regularly move throughout the day, all your muscles and fascia (connective tissues) become stiff and rigid, worsening the pain. So instead, take a daily 30-minute walk outdoors. Keep your body moving and ensure that detoxifying and anti-inflammatory blood and oxygen flow freely to your hip, back and legs, and the rest of your body.
  • Get Physical TherapyThe standout and scientifically-proven way to treat Sciatica is with physical therapy. We help you reduce pain and improve the movement and function of your spine, lower back region, and your body as a whole. So you can feel fitter, more fluid, and able to get back to sports, socializing, and whatever else you love doing.

So, what are you waiting for? If you would like to learn more about how the Focus Physical Therapy team can help you get out of pain quickly and leave you feeling better than you have in years, we recommend you come visit us at one of our Louisville clinics for a 100% free Sciatica Consultation.

Don't forget. There is no hard-sell afterward. We're not here for that. We just want to connect you with the right help for your Sciatica. If that's us, great. We're more than happy to refer you to the right specialist if it's not. But we're confident we'll be able to help you and find the root cause of your low back pain, often within 20 minutes.

How We Get Rid of Your Sciatica

When you choose physical therapy at Focus Physical Therapy, this is what you get:

  • First, we quickly identify the source of your pain and explain how we'll fix it.
  • We know you probably haven’t been sleeping and that the pain has been stealing your energy. But as early as after your first session, you can look forward to sleeping soundly through the night again.
  • We don't just fix the problem and send you on your way. Instead, we educate you on posture and therapeutic exercises to do at home to prevent the problem from reoccurring in the future.
  • We help you ditch the health-sabotaging pain pills by treating the root cause of your low back pain. We don’t just mask the symptoms. We fix the problem at the source.
  • We keep you off the surgeon's table and prevent you from ever needing invasive treatment, opioid painkillers, or painful injections.
  • We also keep you out of the doctor’s office, so you don’t need to keep going back for prescription meds. You won’t need them anymore.
  • We help you get your life back without canceling plans because your lower back is hurting again. Instead, you'll be the one making plans.

Are you ready to say goodbye to Sciatica?

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“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Focus Physical Therapy - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people with back problems just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Focus Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:

Renee

RENEE

Scoliosis

What I've experienced here, I would definitely say that it's changed me, the way I move, the way I live. I wish I would've found this 20 years ago. It just wasn't available to me back then. I really feel that this has made a huge change in my life.

Larry

Larry

Low Back Pain

I really did think that the only solution that I was gonna have was gonna be surgery. By trying to do these these teleconferences each week, once a week, or sometimes twice a week, kinda motivates you a little bit better to be able to actually get better.

Sammy

Sammy

Back Pain

It's made a huge impact on my life. It's changed me a lot. Focus has made a big impact on my life. They took away my fear. I’m not going to spend the rest of my life in pain. I know that I can do something about it.