Sciatica and Back Pain Relief Waco, TX

Sciatica and Back Pain Relief

Lupe O, WACO, TX

I thought Dr Brindle was awesome. He knows physical therapy. I loved meeting him and working with him. He helped me with my vertigo. I love Dr Brindle, he is kind, courteous, and very knowledgeable about his type of physical therapy.

Jalynn B. C, WACO, TX

Dr. Brindle has been instrumental in helping me get my life back after a back injury! His extensive knowledge of the back, spine, and nervous system, and his caring and compassionate bedside manner makes him exceptional in his field. I have learned so much about strengthening my core and preventing future injury from Dr. Brindle. I am thankful to him for his help in my recovery, as he has been such a blessing! I highly recommend him and his physical therapy clinic!

Bill G, WACO, TX

Jacob was very knowledgeable and was able to help where chiropractors and other physicians couldn't. Physical Therapy isn't necessarily fun. When you're hurting, it's necessary! The one-on-one attention and variety of helpful training and advice he was able to give was practical, easy to incorporate into my life, and best of all it worked!

Lacie C. G, WACO, TX

I was able to start to believe in myself again to make myself stronger. As a new mom I had to realize I had better start listening to my body and take care of it. Dr. Brindle was able to get my neck impingement issues and lower back issues calmed down.

Lindsay B, WACO, TX

Dr. Jacob Brindle is excellent. I went in with vertigo and Dr. Brindle was very patient with me and with his help I am free of the symptoms. I am ever so grateful to Dr. Brindle for his cure of my vertigo without medication. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Brindle on removing my back and hip pain in the coming weeks.

Marilea A, WACO, TX

Llegue a Texas con un nervio pinchado, la cual ni en RD ni en NY. Me hacieron nada para aliviarme el dolor y los horribles calambres. Hasta que me trato el Dr. Jacob. Estoy muchisimo mejor. Agradecida,Gracias.

Abigail K, WACO, TX

Going on my 4th week with HOT PT and I love it! I was at Bear Physical Medicine, but I wasn't getting the personal care I needed to heal. I’m already seeing improvement in my back pain and concussion symptoms!! I would 100% recommend this physical therapist to everyone.

Nan R, WACO, TX

Dr. Brindle is absolutely incredible. I have had dizziness for years; he cured it in about 1 week. And it never came back! And now, he is working on my lower back, which affects my hip and leg. So far, it is much better. I could not recommend him more. He is very effective.

Lacie G, WACO, TX

I was able to start to believe in myself again to make myself stronger. As a new mom I had to realize I had better start listening to my body and take care of it. Dr. Brindle was able to get my neck impingement issues and lower back issues calmed down.

James M, WACO, TX

I am going to agree with all the reviews that have already been stated. Dr. Brindle is the absolute best. My story starts about 3 years ago when I experienced back issues and my options were presented to me in this order...

Physical Therapy Is the Key To Back Pain and Sciatica Relief

Is Back Pain or Sciatica Making the Simplest of Tasks Unbearable? Let Physical Therapy Help!

Do you ever have nagging back pain that always ruins your morning? Are you suffering from achy pain that reaches into your back, buttocks, or even thigh? Are you having to watch what you do because you fear you may throw out your back? Well, you’re not alone.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the most commonly reported pain across the nation is actually back pain. One out of every four Americans has had some form of back pain in the past three months.

Even though back pain and sciatica have noticeable differences, they are often confused with each other. Back is specific to the upper, middle or lower back. Sciatica is a more diffused, radiating pain down the buttock, thigh, and even leg.

Another possible pain is radiculopathy. This is a radiating numbness, tingling, burning, or sharp sensation and or pain centered in a specific part of the leg. This is often associated with a herniated disc, or entrapment of the nerve of that area, as it leaves the spine.

If you’re searching for long-term back pain relief or sciatica relief, medication that will just mask the symptoms is not the answer. Your body is telling you there is a deeper root problem that needs to be solved. What you need to know is that physical therapy should be your first treatment of choice. With PT, there is no need for harmful painkilling drugs like opioids, and can likely help you to avoid an invasive surgical procedure in the future. Contact Heart of Texas Physical Therapy today to get started with your personal physical therapy program!

Where did my back pain or sciatica start?

General back pain develops as the result of an injury. This can be due to repetitive straining motions, such as leaning down multiple times throughout the day to pick up a toddler, or a more dangerous and sudden trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident.

Underlying conditions, such as herniated discs, can also cause immense pain and cause radiculopathy pain to the thigh, leg, or foot. Degenerative disc disease, which can result in back pain is a common condition that begins to show itself as we get older. Those with this condition typically report dull, aching pains in their lower back, and have difficulty with standing or walking for long periods of time.

Often, we find that people lose their flexibility in the hips and pelvis, which causes the gluteus and hip muscles to become tightened. This tightening alters the mechanics of the spine, and causes compression to the sciatic nerve as it travels through these tissues.

Sciatica’s technical name is “lumbar radiculopathy.” People who develop this condition are usually between the ages of 30 and 50. Many different types of injuries can cause the development of sciatica, including arthritis, bone spurs, or any other injury that impacts the sciatic nerve.

Wondering what the difference is between back pain and sciatica?

Back Pain

“Back pain” is something that can be caused by a wide array of different conditions. For example, you may experience back pain because of a motor vehicle accident, a lifting injury, or even due to poor posture. The treatment plan that our Waco, TX physical therapist sets up for you, will depend on how you developed the back pain, in addition to its exact location and your past medical history.

Back pain can be described as short-term, or acute, or long-term, also called, chronic (usually lasting for three months or longer).

Sciatica

Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that has been previously reported as being highly uncomfortable. But fortunately, it’s also very simple to diagnose. Those with sciatica will experience pain along the largest nerve in your body, otherwise known as their sciatic nerve.

The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down to your buttocks, legs, and finally to the bottom of each foot. The sciatic nerve can After becoming compressed or irritated, the nerve will cause a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation in your lower back, buttocks, legs, or feet.

Get back in control with physical therapy!

For many, back pain will thankfully be a fleeting. However, what many don’t know, is that the underlying problem of poor joint movement, core weakness, and poor muscle coordination, is a catalyst for future back injury, which can be significantly worse.

Back pain and sciatica are both completely treatable through physical therapy. Our Waco, TX physical therapist creates a personalized treatment plan for you that will be tailored to your diagnosis. The early stages of your treatment will focus on quick pain relief.

As your pain reduces, our physical therapist will key in more on strengthening your core muscle group with specific therapeutic exercises and stretches. With these exercises and techniques, the goal will be to increase your strength and range of motion to prevent re-injury of your spine. Last, we teach you the ins and outs of ergonomics and ways to make sure you know how to take care of your spine in order to avoid future problems.

If you are suffering from sciatica, our physical therapists will prescribe specific leg stretches into your treatment plan designed to loosen the sciatic nerve. This restores your nerve’s natural health quickly reduces symptoms.

No matter how severe the pain may be, we will help you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. Make back pain and sciatica a thing of the past and request an appointment with one of our specialists at Heart of Texas Physical Therapy today!