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Sciatic pain, also known as sciatica, is a type of pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and widest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the legs, ending at the feet. Sciatic pain is typically felt in the lower back, buttocks, and one leg, and it can range from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or a shooting pain. It is often caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which can be caused by a variety of factors, including a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or piriformis syndrome. Treatment for sciatic pain may include medications, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery.

MyoActive therapists can certainly help you with your back, hip, knee & leg (referred) pain. If you are suffering from discomfort then the issue should not be ignored and that MyoActive will be able to provide a resolution to your problem.

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MyoActive therapy Treatment for Sciatica:

There are several treatment options available for sciatica, and the best approach will depend on the underlying cause of the pain and the severity of the symptoms. Some common treatment options include:

  1. Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Other medications, such as muscle relaxants or tricyclic antidepressants, may also be prescribed to help manage the pain.
  2. Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach you stretching and strengthening exercises that can help alleviate the pain and improve your overall function.
  3. Osteopathy care: Osteopathic adjustments can help reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve and improve the function of the spine.
  4. Massage therapy: Massage therapy can help reduce muscle spasms and improve blood flow to the affected area, which can help relieve pain.
  5. Dry Needling: Dry Needling involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and reduce pain.
  6. Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a herniated disc or other cause of the sciatica.

How long can sciatic pain last?

The duration of sciatic pain can vary widely depending on the underlying cause and the treatment being received. In some cases, sciatic pain may resolve on its own within a few weeks or months with conservative treatment such as rest, ice or heat therapy, over-the-counter pain medication, and physical therapy. In other cases, sciatic pain may persist for several months or even years and may require more aggressive treatment, such as prescription medication, injections, or surgery.

It's important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the cause of your sciatic pain and develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for your specific case. With proper treatment, most people are able to find relief from sciatic pain and return to their normal activities.

It's important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your specific case.

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