Sciatica Specialist

KC Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

If sciatica pain makes getting out of bed a chore and hinders your ability to stay active, know that a solution is within reach. At KC Physical Therapy, located in Murray Hill, New York, New York, expert physical therapist. Our team treats pain caused by sciatica naturally, without the need for surgical intervention. Call to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

Sciatica Q & A

KC Physical Therapy

What is sciatica?

Sciatica happens when your sciatic nerve, which is one of the largest nerves in your body, is pinched. Symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Back, hip, or leg pain
  • Cramping
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • A tingling or burning sensation

The path of the sciatic nerve runs from your lower back to your hips, butt, and down each leg. The symptoms of sciatica often occur along the path of the sciatic nerve, but commonly happen on just one side of your body.

 

What causes sciatica?

There are various factors that can lead to sciatica and the unpleasant symptoms associated with it. Some of the common causes of sciatica include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • A herniated disc
  • Bone spur
  • Tumor

Regular exercise, good posture, and using good body mechanics are some things you can do to lower your risk for developing this unpleasant condition.

 

How does physical therapy reduce sciatica pain?

At KC Physical Therapy, Dr. Pillora works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to ease sciatica pain and prevent future occurrences using:

Neuromuscular training

With her expertise in neuromuscular training, Dr. Pillora combines various muscle stretching and strengthening exercises to correct problems from poor body mechanics and misalignment. She may also incorporate Pilates-based movements to aid in increasing your strength and range of motion. These exercises help improve posture and correct unbalanced movements that irritate the nerves.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a technique Dr. Pillora uses to apply targeted manual pressure to tight, stiff connective tissue near your back or spine to relieve irritated and pinched nerves. This technique also helps your body recover from injuries more quickly.

TheraBand training

Dr. Pillora uses TheraBand resistance bands to strengthen and stretch the muscles and tissues that support your spine. By incorporating these bands into your treatment plan, Dr. Pillora can enhance healing, relieve pressure to the sciatic nerve, and prevent future nerve pain.

When you’re ready for a rehabilitation program for sciatica that speeds up recovery, minimizes pain, and improves your quality of life, call KC Physical Therapy for an appointment with Dr. Pillora. You can also use the online booking tool to schedule.