Physiotherapists is the first person to consult. We will be able to get the correct diagnosis as to the cause of the pinched nerve and advise you to consult with a GP to prescribe adequate pain medication. We will write a report to you your GP detailing the severity of your case.
Professional healthcare treatment for sciatica should be conservative in nature firstly.
Other treatment approaches include: Rest and activity modification (identify the movement or position casing the nerve irritation), rehabilitative exercises, desk ergonomic advise, referral to a GP/specialist for pain killer medication, referral for x-ray or MRI scans.
Initially Physiotherapy treatment focuses on decreasing the nerve compression and irritation by using Ultrasound and Laser. We use Strapping and Taping to limit the range of movement of the affected leg or arm, to avoid any further injury.
Acupunctureor Dry Needling around the soft tissue of the nerve, promotes the inflammatory reaction and repair of injured tissue.Electrotherapy can be used to desensitize the nerve. Massage, Soft tissue mobilization along the nerve pathway and the interfaces where the nerve crosses between or certain compression points. Nerve tissue mobilization are vital in regaining the normal glide action of the nerve. Dynamic, static and ballistic stretches together with eccentric loading exercises to condition the muscle fibers. Myofascial release over the injury site to guide the scar tissue formation has proven very effective in chronic nerve pain syndromes.
Using self-treatment methods can cause further harm or delay the appropriate treatment needed.