Sciatica Pain Relief & Back Pain Relief Bozeman, MT

Back Pain & Sciatica Relief

Some of the many causes of mid and low back pain can include disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, poor posture, muscle strains, and nerve irritation. Back pain and sciatica are closely related medical conditions. Often, sciatica pain is the result of a medical back problem.

Sciatica nerve pain is often characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Low back pain that radiates down the leg
  • Leg pain with burning and tingling
  • Hip pain
  • Numbness in the legs or feet
  • Continual pain on one side of the buttock
  • Sharp pain
  • Trouble sitting and getting up

It’s important to note that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in itself. It is actually a symptom of an underlying problem. The root cause of this pain must be identified for effective treatment. Common lower back problems that can cause sciatica include disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, and bone spurs. However, other risk factors including age, diabetes, sitting for long periods of time, or particularly strenuous activity can contribute to the onset of sciatica.

Physical therapy is an important component of treating medical issues of the back, especially given that many cases of back pain can be addressed through adjustments to posture, body mechanics, and lifestyle. If you’re suffering from back pain, sciatica pain, or low back pain, don’t wait any longer for relief. Physical therapy may be the solution to helping you get back on the path to health.

Contact us at our Bozeman, MT center for more information to relief back pain & sciatica pain.

FAQs

What are the causes of back pain?

There are a large number of conditions that can result in back pain. For example, poor posture, car accidents, and sports-related injuries are just a few of the ways that someone may develop back pain. Injury is the most common cause of back pain. This can happen in one of two ways: 1) an instant, sudden trauma, such as a car accident, or 2) repetitive use that puts excessive stress on the back over time, such as bending down several times throughout the week to pick up boxes. Some other factors that may contribute to your back pain include degenerative disc disease, lumbar spinal stenosis, fractures, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and tumors of the spine.

Why does my back hurt?

Back pain commonly results from a muscle strain or injury; however, it can also develop as a result of an underlying condition, such as a herniated disc, sciatica, or degenerative disc disease. Poor posture, car accidents, and sports-related injuries are also common ways that someone may develop back pain. Your physical therapist will focus on treating the root of your back pain, in order to help you regain mobility, function, and comfort.

How can I get relief from back pain?

You can treat your back pain with physical therapy. Physical therapy can address back pain by helping to improve your range of motion, strengthening the muscles in the affected areas, and using targeted massage to reduce tension. In many situations, working with a physical therapist to improve can significantly reduce the severity of your back pain, and may even help you avoid more invasive procedures, such as surgery.

What are the best exercises for back pain?

It is common that the muscles used to support the lower back may become weakened from inactivity. We’ll prescribe targeted, easy-to-do exercises that we will walk you through, in order to help your back muscles regain their strength. This will help provide greater support to your spine and reduce any inflammation you may be experiencing. While the best exercises for your back pain are relative to your specific conditions, some common ones your physical therapist may have you do include spine stretches, bridges, and pelvic tilts.