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Sciatica – symptoms causes and treatment here in Canberra

By Dan

June 13, 2023

Canberra, Chronic Pain, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage

You and Sciatica:

If you're one of the many people who suffer from sciatica (nerve pain), you know all too well how this condition can dramatically impact your quality of life.

With symptoms such as sharp pain in the lower back, discomfort running down the leg, and in some cases, neck pain, it can be quite debilitating.

Yet, there are ways to help alleviate this pain and reclaim your life. In the heart of Canberra, expert therapists Isaac, Meg and Daniel are at your service, specialising in Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage, respectively.

Sciatica: A Brief Overview

The term 'sciatica' is used to describe symptoms that arise from issues with the sciatic nerve - the largest nerve in the human body.

Problems often occur due to a herniated disc or a bulging disc in the spine, bone spurs on the vertebrae, or narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the nerve.

Exercise Physiology: A Key to Relief

The role of Exercise Physiology in the treatment of conditions like sciatica is gaining significant recognition. Isaac, our in-house Exercise Physiologist, plays a pivotal role in designing exercise programs for those suffering from sciatica.

Exercise Physiology goes beyond the realm of standard fitness training. It's about understanding the body's response to physical activity and then utilising this knowledge to develop an individualised exercise regimen to manage medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities.

By focusing on specific exercises to strengthen your core and improve flexibility, Sam aims to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Regularly following these exercise regimens can, over time, alleviate the symptoms associated with sciatica, including sharp pain, back pain, and neck pain. 

The relief comes from the fact that you are proactively conditioning your body to prevent the disc or bone spur from impinging on the sciatic nerve.

Remedial Massage: Soothing the Pain Away

Daniel is a skilled Remedial Massage Therapist, who offers another avenue of treatment. Remedial Massage is a therapeutic method that involves applying pressure and manipulation to the muscle tissue. 

This aids in promoting circulation, reducing tension, and supporting the body's healing process.

Daniel's extensive understanding of anatomy and physiology allows him to identify and address the root cause of the problem - whether it's a bulging disc or other spinal irregularities causing the sciatica.

By relieving tension in the surrounding muscles and increasing blood flow to the affected areas, it's possible to significantly reduce sciatic pain and increase mobility.

Remedial Massage isn't just about symptom management. It's about improving your overall wellbeing and quality of life. After all, we all know how good a great massage can make us feel!

Tailored Therapies in Canberra

Located in the heart of Canberra, our clinic is equipped to handle your individual needs. Sam and Daniel work closely together to create a dual-approach treatment plan incorporating Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage.

Each patient's situation is unique, so every treatment strategy is tailored specifically to meet your needs and health objectives.

What to do Now?

Sciatica can be a daunting condition to live with, but remember, there's always help available. With the right combination of Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage, the symptoms of sciatica can be effectively managed.

Trust in the experienced hands of Sam and Daniel in Canberra to guide you through this journey.

Remember, the goal is not just about relieving symptoms—it's about improving your overall health and wellbeing. So, why wait, click on the button below to come and see us.

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