Treatment for sciatic nerve pain

Ways to Treat Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body, extending from the lower spine, through the back of each leg and into the thighs. This nerve is responsible for connecting the spinal cord with the muscles in the legs and the feet. When the nerve becomes compressed from factors such as age-related degeneration; being overweight; frequent bending, lifting or twisting; high-impact sports; or poor posture, sciatic nerve pain can often develop. This condition may also be accompanied by numbness, tingling or weakness down the leg or foot.

If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain, we know the impact that this debilitating condition can have on your life, compromising your ability to sit, stand or walk comfortably. To get back to your everyday lifestyle, it is crucial to have a doctor evaluate the cause of your sciatic nerve pain in order to determine the treatment best fit for your needs. This may consist of the conservative physical therapy methods described in the following article.

Nonsurgical methods to ease sciatic nerve pain

Prior to considering potentially harmful pain medication or surgical intervention, conservative treatments may be recommended to reduce the sciatic nerve pain impinging on your life. At Whatcom Physical Therapy, our musculoskeletal specialists will analyze your sciatic nerve pain and offer a customized treatment plan designed to recapture your quality of life from this condition. 

A combination of the following physical therapy methods may help you find the relief you’ve been searching for: 

  • Manual therapy
  • Low-impact exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Electrical stimulation

These treatments are designed to alleviate your sciatic nerve pain, reduce nerve pressure, ease inflammation, increase your blood flow, enhance your mobility and improve your flexibility, so you can get back to the lifestyle you have been missing out on. 

Find the sciatic nerve pain treatment right for you at Whatcom Physical Therapy 

Take back control from sciatic nerve pain once and for all with Whatcom Physical Therapy. Since 1997, we have helped those suffering from musculoskeletal pain in the Washington area reclaim their lives from debilitating conditions. Through our specialized hands-on techniques, you will feel lasting effects that will relieve your condition and prevent it from recurring in the future. 

Contact our team to learn more about how to get started and to schedule an initial appointment with our physical therapy specialists.