Sciatica is a condition caused when a torn or protruding disc in the lower back disturbs or compresses the Sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in the body), causing a range of problems and often significant discomfort.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
- lower back pain – with radiation down one or both legs.
- discomfort, limited movement, and weakness of your lower limb, leg and foot.
- Tingling and numb sensations down one or both legs.
Increased severity is usually due to repeated bending, lifting, or twisting movements, and can also be irritated by simple actions like sitting, sneezing and coughing.
Sciatica is equally prevalent amongst men and women, and is experienced most in those between 30 and 50 years of age. Manual workers, pregnant women and desk bound office workers are also susceptible to developing sciatica.
Treatment For Sciatica
There are many different treatments for Sciatica. At Morley Physiotherapy Centre our therapists get to the root cause of your Sciatica for a better chance of long-term recovery.
Sciatica doesn’t have a quick fix solution so we will take the time to work with you in developing a treatment and exercise program that suits your needs and provides ongoing pain relief. We strive to provide a personalised service to all our clients, and make you feel as comfortable as possible with our team and service delivery.
Get in Touch
Are you suffering from Sciatica, or suspect you might be? Start your journey to a pain-free life today – call Morley Physiotherapy Centre on 9375 3900 to book an appointment, and see how we can help you.