Sciatica - Breakaway Physical Therapy can help

Have you been diagnosed with sciatica or do you have a “pain in your butt”? Do you have a burning, shooting pain that runs down your leg along with lower back pain??

If you’ve got Lower Back Pain, Pain in Your Butt That Can Go Down Your Leg, That Just Won’t Go Away – It can be extremely frustrating to deal with on a regular basis, especially when you don’t know what caused it. Do you feel like you just slept wrong, sat on a really hard chair or just have a spasm in your butt or back muscles that won’t go away!

It’s hard to figure out sometimes what exactly caused your back and leg pain to start BUT once it starts, it can be unrelenting! You may be tempted to think that your sharp pains will go away with time, but that is NOT typically the case.

If you are having this “Pain in the Butt” discomfort, back pain and searing pain down your hip and leg that can make your leg feel weak when you stand up, you are NOT alone and we hear these types of complaints ALL the time. Sciatica is one of the most common problems that we see in our physical therapy office in Crofton, Maryland.

A lot of our patients ask us…

"Why won’t this pain in my bottom and leg GO AWAY?"

or

“How can I sit without this excruciating pain and be able to get back to living my life when it’s been too many months"

or

“How can I stand up to try and walk around with this shooting pain? How can I sleep at night and get into a comfortable position?"

It’s common to feel that your back pain and leg pain (burning, tingling, numbness) will resolve on its own in time.

That if you are patient enough to wait it out, it will miraculously disappear, and you will finally be able to sit and sleep again!!

But then you realize, TOO many months later, that you are still suffering from the same debilitating pain every day and it is preventing you from living your life and most likely getting worse with time.

Does this sound like yourself and how you feel on a regular basis?

Does it seem like no one understands what is going on with your body? Did you go to the Doctor and they gave you some muscle relaxers or pain medications to see how things change? And has NOTHING changed??

We hear this daily at our Physical Therapy office. But it commonly is NOT good advice to wait your pain out and we typically see that when you follow up with your Doctor the next month, little has changed. And then many people are given more medications that are stronger in nature and told to keep resting, which is very frustrating and will typically not keep your symptoms at bay.

Has this happened to you?? Are you out there suffering with excruciating buttock and sharp leg pains?

Do you feel like your burning, numb or tingling pain is lasting too long? Are you lost in the mix of recommendations from your doctor, friends and family as to what you should do now? There are a lot of people that only want to help and lots of information on the internet BUT it’s not all credible information.

Maybe you feel like you have been sitting too much and that is causing your sciatica OR that you have done some twisting or carrying of heavy equipment at work – but typically it is caused by years of repetitive movements that put strain along your spine. It can also be caused by herniated (or bulging) discs or a bone spur putting pressure on your spinal nerves that will make you feel that pain down your leg. And you could have some really tight muscles in your but that are contributing to the pain and making things 100 times worse!

Is Sciatica keeping you from living your life and enjoying activities? Are you having trouble driving to work and sitting there all day trying to get your tasks done each day? Are you unable or afraid to do regular exercise because your leg is weak, and you are afraid you may fall even just when you get out of a chair?

Sciatica is a frustrating condition that will affect so many aspects of your life and continue to cause problems at the most inopportune times. It’s even more infuriating when you don’t know how to get BETTER and what will solve your problems.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

Are you living with sciatica and want to know 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should?

  • 1. You thought things would get better in time and that you must wait it out – but it’s NOT!
  • 2. The Doctor prescribed muscle relaxers, pain medications and rest – but the relief was only temporary and not enough of a change to get your life back.
  • 3. Some friends and family members told you that sciatica will get better with time and to understand that it happens as we age (which is not true).
  • 4. You have seen a Physical Therapist in the past or other Healthcare Professionals without the change you were looking for.
  • 5. You have scoured the internet and tried some exercises that made NO CHANGE in your pain or maybe made your leg pain worse.
  • 6. You have been resting as told to do so and even tried a back brace, but it did not change your symptoms and now you feel weaker with an even harder time getting up from sitting as your leg pain is still there.
  • 7. You went to get some massages for loosening up your muscles and have still seen no long-term change.

If any of this sounds familiar to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our specialists at our Crofton clinic, Breakaway Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help YOU. The fact that you’ve tried any or all these things already is actually a GOOD THING because now that you can eliminate what doesn’t work - you are one step closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is absolutely no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help YOU make the right decision about what to do next that will be the BEST thing for your health.

What can I do to Ease My Back Pain?...

Here are 4 things to get you going on your road to recovery:

  • 1. It’s so common to be unsure about where to turn for help. You have tried many things that have not been effective and the hope that it would resolve on its own is fading as the months go on. We decide to wait about getting help too often and then blink finding ourselves too many months later and nothing has changed except you having to limit more activity. Make a decision today to get help for your body!
  • 2. Complete the CORRECT exercises - one of the best things to do to reduce your sciatic pain is to do the proper set of progressed exercises- the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will provide you pain relief, allow you to get up from sitting easier, enable you to sit more throughout the day and make sure that you get to the root of the problem, so that it will not return anytime soon!
  • 3. Avoid too much rest and sitting – this will make the pain down your leg worse and eventually you will get weaker from doing less and less activity. Also sitting in awkward positions will only make your pain worse and longer lasting. Prolonged sitting will also lead to stiffness and tension along the spine that will make you feel worse! You would benefit by being given the correct strengthening exercises and tips for sitting as needed, along with hands-on-treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • 4. Make the decision to get REAL, “hands-on” Physical Therapy- this has been proven to be effective for treating sciatica. At Breakaway Physical Therapy, it’s one of the most common reasons that we see patients. If your sciatic pain is affecting your daily activities, work life, if it is threatening your independence and getting in the way of spending quality time with friends and family- Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Breakaway Physical Therapy can help you take your life back without the Pain in your Butt - we would like to invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free, no pressure appointment at our office:

Note: This Free Breakthrough Visit is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Breakthrough visit, where we take the time to listen to your individual situation, so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – and is completely free and will provide you with clarity and information to make the BEST decision about your health.

So the next question is...

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Breakaway Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Sciatic Pain - In the Next Few Days?”

  • We can quickly relieve the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of treatment sessions
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on with your back, hip and leg pain, and get to the root cause of your Sciatic pain once and for all - often inside of 20 minutes
  • Pain can take away your energy and create restless nights - we can help you to enjoy sitting and moving around to live with more energy each day
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises for YOU that will speed up your recovery
  • We can help you put an end to the need for all those muscle relaxers and painkillers that keep piling up and can harm your health in the long-term
  • We can help you avoid dangerous spinal surgery - and skip the painful injections
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that sciatic pain has stolen from you
  • We can help you to sit more comfortably and be able to get up from sitting without feeling like your leg is going to give out
  • We can help you to finally get back to doing all the activities that you love without burning, tingling, numbness and more in your leg

Basically, we can help you get back to living your life before the onset of chronic sciatic pain started. Let us show you what your future can look like. Don’t wait any longer, make that decision today to change your life for the good!

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy office in Crofton, Maryland, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

“Hear From Happy Patients of Breakaway Physical Therapy”

David

David

40's from Shady Side, MD

I injured my back at work and it ended up crippling me to the point where I couldn't walk anymore. I needed help in the bathroom. I needed help to do daily function. I was embarrassed because of how debilitated I was. You guys have just been wonderful and got me back to 100%.

Alison

Alison

40's from Bowie, MD

It started as pain and cramping in my upper back and shoulder which got to the point where I was concerned I wouldn't be able to do my job anymore. I was so cramped over trying to prevent the pain that I couldn't work. I finally said, all right, let me go see a professional.

Sheila

Sheila

50’s from Bowie, MD

I could hardly do anything to the point where I couldn't even pick up my brand new baby. I was basically confined to a chair just kinda sitting there cause it hurt to stand for two minutes. I tried resting and heat and the doctor gave me a lot of pills and none of those worked.

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