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Two sciatica pain treatment options used in El Paso, TX

Sciatica Pain Treatment

Sciatica is a condition that affects the back and legs. It occurs when one of the sciatic nerve roots in the lower back is being pinched. This condition can lead to lower back and leg pain, difficulty sitting down and numbness in the legs and feet. A physical therapist can help people in El Paso, Texas, treat the symptoms of sciatica. In fact, there are two therapy techniques in particular that are often used for sciatica pain treatment. 

1.   Electrical stimulation

Electricity is used to power many of the devices people use every day. It can also be used to treat the pain of conditions like sciatica. Electrical stimulation is a physical therapy technique that uses electricity to treat this condition in El Paso. 

This type of therapy is done by placing adhesive pads on your lower back. The pads are then connected to a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machine with wires. The TENS unit produces low-level electrical pulses, and these pulses flow through the wires and pads into your back. Once in the back, the low-level electrical pulses are intended to interrupt the pain signals coming from your spinal nerves. This can help reduce the pain you’re feeling from sciatica.  

2.   Manual therapy

Another type of therapy used to treat sciatica pain in El Paso is manual therapy. This type of therapy includes many techniques where the therapist uses his or her hands to manipulate your back. One type of manual therapy that may help with sciatica pain is soft tissue mobilization.

There is soft tissue in your back, such as muscles. Soft tissue mobilization is designed to reduce tension in soft tissue, and this can help realign the spine. By realigning the spine, this therapy technique may also relieve pressure on the pinched sciatic nerve. In turn, the reduced tension can help decrease the pain and other sciatica symptoms you’re experiencing. 

Come to Border Therapy Services in El Paso, TX, to get treatment for your sciatica pain

Our team at Border Therapy Services is proud to help people in El Paso find effective physical therapy. One condition that we can help people treat is sciatica. Our team can build you a personalized treatment plan designed to target the root cause of sciatica. This plan is also intended to provide you with many benefits, including: 

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved spinal mobility
  • Increased ability to perform daily tasks
  • Improved quality of life

Take the next step to get our help treating your sciatica. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.