So, you've done it. You've taken the first step to getting rid of your back pain from sciatica by making an appointment for physical therapy and starting a course of treatment. You're now well on your way to getting back to a pain free life! But you're still left with a very natural question: how long will it take before the pain goes away?
When our physical therapy patients finish their time with us, we always make sure to give each patient a home exercise program, including extensive tips on how to prevent their injury from occurring again. Even so, we always make sure that every patient knows that if anything else were to happen, they are always encouraged to give us a call again, because we can always help.
When sciatica first hits, our physical therapy patients always start their 1st visit with the same question:
What Caused My Sciatica?
It can be very difficult to figure out how back pain started. In general, there are many medical issues that can lead to back pain and significant sciatica issues. That being said, there are 3 common causes of back pain.
We usually try to highlight one patient a week, but with so many amazing results, there just doesn't seem to be enough weeks! We'd like to thank all of our physical therapy patients for taking the time out to give us a good word on social media and the internet, and for taking the time out to tell us how we're doing!
Sciatica is one of the most common back ailments that we see in our Elizabeth and Jersey City physical therapy clinics today. The symptoms, originating in the lower back, manifesting itself as pain, numbness, or tingling that travel down the sciatic nerve of each leg, can be both disheartening and difficult to handle, affecting numerous aspects of a person's daily life.
It can be hard enough to deal with pain in one body part, let along multiple body parts. For Ada, who already deals with back pain issues stemming from a lifelong back condition, she knew that she needed to come in to physical therapy in the Jersey City clinic when she now started to have migraines due to neck pain as well. As a former patient, she knew that Humberto and Dr. James could help her again.
A basic fact of life is that we all live extremely busy lives. From work, to family, and everything in between, there is always something that needs to be done. With that time crunch, our experience with our patients is that our health usually takes a back seat, because we always think, "I'll deal with that tomorrow." But there are just some things that shouldn't wait until tomorrow, especially when dealing with back pain.