FisioCenter Tirana

Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain Physiotherapy in Tirana, Albania

Learn about sciatica & sciatic nerve pain symptoms, causes, and treatments. FisioCenter Tirana provides the best information to make you understand the reason behind your neurological disorder and get professional help. 

Many people have started having problems with their body parts and even though it might be something you could treat very easily, sometimes the fear gets over your head and you do not control your condition, which might lead to serious damage and more work for you. It is already known that most of the pain coming from body parts can be treated only with physiotherapy, however not every kind of confusion can be treated with this solution, so you should have information on the diseases that can be treated with it. 

FisioCenter is a physiotherapy clinic, led by Dr. Andrea Settembrini, the only certified physiotherapist from Sciences and Techniques of Preventive and Adapted Motor Activities at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, who is performing in Albania. Dr. Settembrini is licensed in Physiotherapy and at the same time, he is specialized in Osteopathic Spine Center Education in Bologna. If you are having issues with your body, then FisioCenter is the right clinic for you. Dr. Settembrini is also licensed in Sports and together with his exceptional team, he can easily treat your problems.

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What is Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain ?

Sciatica is a condition connected with the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down the back of each leg to the feet, and when there are problems with that sciatic nerve it starts causing unbearable pain. Normally sciatica affects one side of the lower body and it spreads the pain from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and through the leg. Be aware that the pain could also spread to your foot or toes, depending on the part that the sciatic nerve is affected. Although for some people it is severe and exhausting pain, for others it is rare and annoying. 

As a condition, it has been shown to touch most people in their 30s or older. This happens as when people age they tend to do less activity or because of the fact that they age and their spine gets degenerated. Know that the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve you have in your body and the nerves that get pressed might be within the spinal canal, intervertebral foramen, or outside the vertebral column, in the pelvis, or buttocks. The moment that these nerves get compressed, it automatically activates the sciatic nerve and starts causing pain and many other symptoms down the leg on the way to the affected nerve.

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Andrea Settembrini

Licensed in Physiotherapy, specialized in OSCE (Osteopathic spine center education) for Osteopathy (5 years) in Bologna and certified in Movement Sciences in Rome, Italy.

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Sciatica and back pain tend to begin the moment there is pressure or damage to your sciatic nerve. It is caused by numerous conditions, such as an injury or spinal or sciatic nerve tumors. It can cause unbearable pain, as this nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. Some of the most common causes of sciatica are: 

  • Spinal stenosis – Spinal stenosis can put pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots and aggravate them. 
  • Osteoarthritis – As known, the facet joints of the spine are susceptible to osteoarthritis, which means when facet and joint bones and soft tissue are inflamed or aggravated, then it will affect the surrounding nerves. 
  • A herniated disc – A herniated disc could happen when one or more discs get damaged and start protruding into the spinal canal. 
  • Spinal tumors – Sometimes, you might have tumors growing inside or along the spinal cord or sciatic nerve and this could cause sciatica, as the pressure of the tumor puts pressure on the nerves. 
  • Spondylolisthesis – Spondylolisthesis can happen when you have degenerative disk disorder, which means when one spinal bone is extending forward over another, then the extended spinal bone could pinch the nerves that affect your sciatic nerve. 

The most ordinary symptom that sciatica causes is pain that extends down the lower spine and normally on one side of the body. Some of its other symptoms are:

  • Hip pain. 
  • Continuous pain on the side of the rear.
  • Pain which makes it hard for you to stand up.
  • Burning or tingling down the leg. 
  • Muscle weakness or numbness. 
  • Unilateral pain. 
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control.
  • Discomfort when sitting for a long time.

Being that sciatica is connected with a nerve in your body, it is very normal that it can also be treated with physiotherapy. A physiotherapist is meant to diagnose the underlying cause and develop a treatment plan which will benefit you for the rest of your life. Starting treating this problem with physiotherapy will help stretch your nerves and move freely. The most common treatment plans used are acupuncture, soft tissue, and joint mobilizations, as well as how to lessen the pain and suffering through advice and tips on how to put less pressure on the nerve and spine. The moment that your physiotherapist can understand your pain has been reduced, he or she will search for the management of the issue and a solution so it does not come back again. The best option would be a specialist exercising to mobilize the nerve and regain the strength in muscles that have been affected by pain. Another option is to mobilize techniques to spinal joints and discs to lose stiffness or restrictions. When the full treatment plan is finished, your physiotherapist will expect the symptoms to be gone and you to have gotten the knowledge and strategies on your mind to reduce the chance of it reappearing in your life. 

Fisiocenter is a physiotherapy clinic that offers a range of services to treat several conditions. Our team involves a highly qualified team and experienced professionals to help you with every issue of your body that affects your nerves or bones. Our main achievement is to focus on providing you the best treatment and management plan for your individual care, so that we help you reach your old self again or, why not to an even better self of yours. 

Our well-trained team, with the help of Dr. Settembrini, is capable of offering appraisal and treatment in the recovery form of conditions, which include neck and back pain, shoulder and knee problems with sports injuries. We assure the fastest and strongest recovery for you, always with the elimination of every risk possible through the treatment plan. FisioCenter makes sure to provide you with a comfortable environment, while you are in the process of your therapy. Be sure that we, as a clinic, guarantee the best care achievable, in order to lead you to a positive result and make sure you do not have an issue with these kinds of conditions for the longest time possible. Make sure to contact us as soon as you feel like you are in the need of a physiotherapist. 

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