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Treating Sciatica with Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a type of rehab for your body. When you sustain an injury, it is typically recommended that you exercise the part of your body that endured any trauma, helping it become strong again or, in some cases, stronger than before. Physical therapy with sciatica is a defensive, preventative way to treat any underlying issues of sciatica, not to mention the pain itself.

Through exercising your lower back, buttocks, legs, and core muscles you can not only rehab your body after an injury, but you can also prevent the injury from happening in the first place. Granted, there are definitely situations where, no matter how strong your back is, it can be injured. However, by strengthening the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the lower back area, you can provide more support that will help prevent these injuries from occurring. Sciatica is a direct result of weakness in the back, and rehabbing it with the following physical therapy exercises will help strengthen, prevent, and defend against back pain:

  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Core exercises (crunches and sit up)
  • Dead lifts with low weight
  • Low impact aerobics (swimming, walking, cycling)

An extremely important part about exercising, or any muscle building/memory activity, is to make sure you are doing it with correct form. Teaching the muscles different repetitive motions, elasticity, and growth is only beneficial if you are doing it in a manner that will allow full potential. Exercising and going about physical therapy the wrong way can not only not fix sciatica, but it can do further damage to nerves, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Become Pain Free can walk you through the different steps it takes to correctly rehab your body and relieve that sciatic pain through exercise and healthier living.

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