Raasay Waters Sports Therapy Cape Town

Sciatica

Sciatica

You will know if you have sciatica because you will have incredible shooting, tingling, “pins & needle” sensation that starts in your lower back and spreads down your leg and even in some cases to your foot & at worse, have difficulty moving or controlling your leg.

Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve or by compression of the left or right or both sciatic nerves, which is present in about 90% of cases.

We go to focus on exercise, as a first option of treatment.

Exercise & strength exercises will help focus on relieving pressure and inflammation & help to prevent further episodes of sciatica.

Other forms of treatments I use for sciatica depending on patient & stages of healing are:
Sports massage, joint mobilizations, stretches & strengthening of core & glutes.

We offer treatment for Sciatica in Cape Town