Physical Therapy for Sciatica Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales & Surrounding Cities

Sciatica is a serious condition that can cause severe pain for a patient. While it can be caused by a variety of injuries it is important that the patient seeks professional medical care before it worsens to a degree that requires surgery. Physical therapy is a course of treatment that provides relief and can prevent irreparable damage. 

What Causes Sciatica 

Sciatica is a condition that revolves around the sciatic nerve. The nerve extends from the lower back, down both legs, and to the feet. Often sciatica is caused by pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. Often this pressure occurs when a herniated disc or strained muscle pinches the nerve and in rare cases the compression can be caused by a tumor. Bone spurs are another common cause of sciatica. The risk of developing sciatica can be increased by certain factors like obesity, occupations that require strenuous physical labor, or occupations that require extended amounts of time sitting. Regardless of the cause of sciatica it is important to receive treatment before it becomes too severe. 

How to Treat Sciatica 

There are many simple solutions to both treatment and prevention of sciatica. Sciatica can be prevented by regular movement, exercise, and stretching to prevent muscle spasms and herniated discs. Treatment involves many of the same methods however it should be done with the help of a physical therapist. The diagnosis process will often include an x-ray, MRI, or EMG test as well as tests to determine your mobility and strength. Physical therapists will help you regain strength, correct your posture, practice helpful workouts or stretches, and eliminate unhealthy habits that could worsen your condition. Occasionally Sciatica is severe enough to require surgery, however if diagnosed early and with the help of a physical therapist, surgery can be avoided. 

See Sciatica Experts in Baton Rouge 

Baton Rouge Physical Therapy has a staff of experienced therapists who have the knowledge and training to help you with sciatica. With care and dedication, they will help you through the rehabilitation process and give you all the tools you need to heal. Sciatica can be a difficult and painful condition but at Baton Rouge Physical Therapy we will help you come through it stronger than ever.

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We offer complimentary screens at all BRPT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

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Here's what some of our patients had to say

My pain was so bad it was impacting my running and making my training very difficult and painful. With their help I was able to achieve my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon! I am so thankful to all the staff for all they did for me and making me feel like I was…

five stars Cortney H. BPRT Lake Patient

This place is amazing. The people are outstanding. I love the way they explain what to do and why and will remind you when you forget. They are kind and realize you may be hurting. They are always timely and friendly. I thank all of you.

five stars Patti B. BPRT Lake Patient

Best place ever. I had at least 4 separate injuries/surgeries where I needed therapy for my knee and back. Each time Tyler, Seth and crew got me back on track. You can’t beat their personal attention to your specific needs.

five stars Joe S. BPRT Lake Patient

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