If you suffer from sciatic pain, the primary care giver may send you to a physical therapist as part of the treatment plan. There are passive and active therapies and the condition of pain will determine the kind of therapy you need to avail. One of the biggest benefits of physical therapy is reducing pain and inflammation and to increase the mobility. Besides, the therapy treatment plan may teach you the ways to improve the posture. You may need to visit the therapist initially but later carry on with home exercise programs. The therapist may ask you questions about the sciatica pain experience, your age, and the underlying medical symptoms before seeking treatment.
Back exercises and hot and cold therapy
The extension and flexion exercises of the back not only relieve pain but promote the movement of the spine. So, people suffering from lower back pain may feel relieved with spine movements. A physical therapist may prescribe specific exercises to suit the patient and based on the symptoms. With backward and forward bending, you may get relief from the pain. Hot and cold therapies are two of the options to choose for sciatica pain [ปวด สะโพก ร้าว ลง ขา กายภาพ, which is the term in Thai] and helps in bringing back nutrients and oxygen on the area of the pain. The therapist may require alternating between hot and cold therapies to get the best benefits.
For active physical therapy, your therapist needs to teach you various stretching exercises to improve muscle strength and flexibility. Nerve pain may get debilitating in the lower back and legs. Among the active exercises programs are strengthening exercises and movements that boost the flexibility and range of motion. The stronger are the muscles, the better it is for you to get relief from sciatica pain. There are gentle exercises to condition the spine and core muscles. The therapist needs to discuss with the visitors before choosing the right option.