Are you looking for sciatica relief? Disc herniations often lead to pressure on the nerve resulting in pain and Inflammation of the sciatic nerve causing the condition known as sciatica. Sciatica (aka lumbar radiculopathy)affects the nerves (i.e., L4 – S3) that exit from the lower back and travel down the leg. (Radiculopathy in the front of the leg affects the femoral nerve and is far less common).

Sciatica can be debilitating. In most cases, seeking help early is the key to quick resolution of the problem. Finding relief on your own can be difficult, and doing nothing can result in the symptoms getting worse or lasting longer. Fortunately, physical therapy at Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy can help you find immediate relief and provide the tools to experience lasting sciatica pain relief!

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Request an appointment today, and let us help you discover long-term relief from your sciatica.

What Causes Sciatica Pain?

Sciatica is caused by irritation and/or inflammation of the nerve roots that exit from the lumbar spine region of the back. The most common cause of irritation is a herniation of the disc; bone spurs from degenerative changes or some type of injury. The sciatic nerve starts in your lower back and runs down your legs to your feet.

Sciatica pain is usually experienced on one side/leg and typically affects people between the ages of 30 and 50, but it is possible for younger and older people too.

Although sciatica is often described as a pinched nerve, most cases stem from inflammation. A compressed nerve in the lower back is typically a more severe condition and should be addressed as soon as possible.

The good news is that most people recover from a bout of sciatica. The bad news is that a majority of people will have more than one episode, and often the condition gets worse each time. At Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, Hershey, and Lancaster, PA, our physical therapist will address your symptoms, but more importantly, we will get to the root of the problem and provide you with the tools to resolve your pain and prevent it from returning in the future!

Physical Therapy For Sciatica Relief

In Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, Hershey, and Lancaster, PA

Sciatica is commonly thought of as a painful condition, but it can also affect mobility, strength, gait, and balance. It is very important to seek out a physical therapist for help.

Our physical therapists will perform a comprehensive examination to gauge your body’s range of motion, any weaknesses, the location and quality of the pain, and any other changes to your typical functioning. It is also important to test the nerves’ function and mobility to identify any restrictions or limitations.

Our therapists will customize your treatment plans to address your specific situation and sciatica-related symptoms. Our Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, Hershey, and Lancaster, PA physical therapist may use targeted manual therapy techniques and specific mobility exercises to reduce stiffness in your tissues and mobility in your joints.

We will also educate you about your particular condition and exercises to practice at home. These exercises are meant to assist your muscles to become stronger and less tense.

Our top objective is to assist you in finding relief from sciatica pain so that in no time at all, you’ll be back to living your life!

Request An Appointment For True Sciatica Relief

We know how urgent it is to experience quick relief from sciatica pain. Our physical therapists are here to assist you in resolving your pain, restoring your mobility and strength, and learning how to manage and prevent any future sciatica pain. Request an appointment today to begin your sciatica therapy in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, Hershey, and Lancaster, PA. You’ll be feeling your best in no time!