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Experiencing Sciatica Pain? Physical Therapy Could Provide Relief

Sciatica is medically known as “lumbar radiculopathy.” The majority of people who develop this condition are between the ages of 30 and 50. Sciatica can be caused by a variety of sciatic nerve injuries, including arthritis, bone spurs, herniated discs, or other nerve injuries.

People with sciatica experience pain along the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down through your buttocks, legs, and finally ends at the bottom of each foot.

Sciatica can cause pain in your back, buttocks, hamstrings, legs, and feet, and it can happen all at once. Tightness in the hip and gluteal muscles are typically to blame. As the sciatic nerve passes through these tissues, it may become compressed. You may feel a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation in your lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet if the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated.

If you need relief for your sciatica pain, seeing our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapist at Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the best thing you can do. We have successfully treated many people with sciatica and we know we can provide relief to you as well. If you are ready to get started, click here to request an appointment.

Can Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy Help Relieve Sciatica Pain?

The good news is that, while sciatica is a painful and inconvenient ailment, it is treatable with physical therapy. Our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapists will build a specific treatment plan for you based on your diagnosis to ease your sciatica and get you back to enjoying life.

Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for sciatica. Our physical therapists at Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy will perform a comprehensive physical examination to evaluate the range of motion in your bondy and any limits you may be experiencing as a result of your sciatica. This will aid them in determining which treatments are most appropriate for your particular rehabilitation plan.

Specific exercises will be prescribed by our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapists to help you strengthen, build, and improve the muscles and tissues in your back and legs. Our therapist may use manual or hands-on therapy, which consists of specific techniques aimed at reducing stiffness and increasing the range of motion.

With the ultimate goal of eradicating your sciatica as quickly as possible, you will agree on the goals and expectations of each step of your specific treatment plan.

You can find relief at our clinic today!


Sciatica can be a pain in the butt. You do not need to suffer any longer! Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy is here to help rid you of your sciatica forever. To schedule an appointment at our Wauwatosa, WI clinic, please call us at (414) 763-2941 or click here.

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