Are you currently suffering from the pain of sciatica? Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve located down one or both legs from the lower back. If you are living in Farmingdale, or anywhere on Long Island, there is a solution for you. Farmingdale Physical Therapy East can provide you with physical therapy to help ease the pain caused by the sciatic nerve.
It is essential to know that treatment for sciatica varies from person to person and it is important to get a professional opinion about which treatment method is best for you. Physical therapy includes two types of treatment: passive and active. Passive treatments help relax you and your body in preparation for therapeutic exercise which is the active part of your treatment. Some passive treatments include:
Hot and cold therapies – this helps relieve pain because applied heat causes more blood to the target area, in return bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the area.
Deep tissue massage – this method helps with chronic muscle tension and pain that may be pressing on your sciatic nerve or related nerves.
Ultrasound – this method allows for sound waves to be sent deep into your muscle tissues and creates heat that enhances circulation and speeds the healing process. This method is useful in relieving acute episodes of pain and helps enhance tissue healing.
TENS Units for Electrotherapy – this method uses electrical stimulation to override painful signals sent to the brain.
All of these methods help increase circulation to reduce muscle spasms, swelling, stiffness, cramping, and pain in general.
Contact us today at (516) 293-0565 to schedule an appointment. Our staff is happy to help assist you in relieving the pain of sciatica and also teaching you exercises that you can practice at home to relieve pain.