sciatica, physical therapy

According to, physical therapy and exercise can be very effective in treating sciatica and help strengthen and mobilize tissues in the lower back, pelvis, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.

The goals of physical therapy and exercise in treating the signs and symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Restore pain-free functional movement patterns
  • Relieve lower back, buttock, thigh, and leg pain
  • Reduce muscle spasm
  • Restore function of the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint
  • Improve mobility of the lower body
  • Foster a better healing environment in the lower back
  • Promote neurologic adaptations to reduce the perception of pain
  • Prevent future pain flareups and reduce fear associated with movement

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