What Is The Cause Of Sciatica?

June 12th, 2018

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.

What Do I Need To Do For Sciatica?

June 5th, 2018

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.

Early Physical Therapy For Low Back Pain Shows Better Outcomes, Lower Cost

May 22nd, 2018

Low back pain patients who underwent early physical therapy reportedly had better outcomes than those who did not. Early physical therapy was also more cost-effective, according to researchers.

In the study, published recently in the journal Spine, researchers studied the effect of early physical therapy on 220 patients with low back pain, with respect to both outcomes and costs.