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
Where is Telemedicine frequently used?
All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.
- To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000 or read more here about our orthopedic telemedicine providers.
- To schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call 904-858-7045 or call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.
JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.