Sciatica/Pain Down the Leg

By Jared Ernest, Physical Therapist

JOI Discusses Sciatica and Pain Down the Leg.


JOI Rehab’s Conservative Physical Therapy Options for Sciatica

Sciatica is a common injury in the lower back that causes pain. There are several physical therapy treatments that JOI Rehab performs in order to heal sciatica pain. Joint mobilization, which is a hands-on technique to improve mobility of the joint, is also used to treat low back pain and sciatica.  Medical massage or soft tissue mobilization, which is performed by licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, has become much more popular in treating low back pain injuries such as sciatica. Acupuncture, an alternative physical therapy treatment, is also useful in healing sciatica symptoms. Ergonomic education is important in treating low back pain, as the source of most of the pain comes from how people sit and/or stand for extended periods at a time. Lastly and perhaps most importantly is to live a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet and exercise as much as possible. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045
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