Sciatica: The Most Common Pain in Adults

The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and each leg. Sciatica refers to the pain along the path of this nerve.

Sciatic pain is the most common kind of pain in adult Americans. Forty percent will get it in their lifetime, and the flairs become more frequent with age. Most feel the first episode of sciatic nerve pain between thirty to fifty years old.

If you are experiencing sciatica pain, we know you are looking for relief. You may be experiencing tingling, a dull constant ache, or even a burning sensation. Some even experience muscle spasms. Usually, the pain shoots down one leg and may cause weakness in that leg.

What Causes Sciatica?

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One cause of sciatica may be a herniated or bulging disk in your spine. Or the condition can be caused by degenerated disk disease.

A leading cause of sciatica is simply sitting too long. While sitting, we place pressure on our spine and the sciatic nerve. Prolonged sitting can cause a flair of sciatica or push a mild case to severe. Are you sitting too long at your desk, in your car, or on your sofa?

Physical Therapy Relieves the Pain

Sciatica may be the most common pain in adults, but the good news is physical therapy relieves the pain.

PT restores pain-free movement, reduces muscle spasms, and improves mobility in the lower back. Many find that physical therapy relieves the pain within weeks.

Not only does physical therapy relieve the pain, but it prevents helps prevent future flair-ups of sciatic nerve pain. Physical therapy relieves today’s pain, and your therapist will teach you exercises to relieve future pain at home.

What Can You Expect at The Therapy Network?

At any of our six locations, you will meet a therapy specialist that will custom create a recovery plan to meet your needs. Your therapist will restore pain-free movement and improve your mobility.

Your TTN therapist will use the following methods:

Since sciatica pain is the most common pain in adults, you want timely results. Appointments are available today. Now is the time to reduce your sciatic nerve pain and learn exercises and methods to prevent future flair-ups.

The Therapy Network has six locations in coastal Virginia to include Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.