Problems originating in the blood vessels of the legs, such as infection, blockage, rupture, or bulging can mimic sciatica pain and may lead to disability if not treated immediately.
Essential techniques to help relieve sciatica pain, as well as prevent future episodes of pain include using correct posture and staying active in moderation.
Physical therapists may use several aids and techniques to promote blood flow, reduce muscle spasm, and decrease pain while treating sciatica.
Physical therapy and exercise help treat and prevent sciatica by strengthening and mobilizing tissues in the lower back, pelvis, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
Progressively stretching the piriformis muscles, hamstrings, and hip extensors may help reduce piriformis syndrome pain and increase range of motion.
Treatment of sciatica pain, low back pain and leg pain from piriformis syndrome, using stretching, exercise, physical therapy, ice and heat.