Radicular Syndromes represent about 5-10% of all low back pain cases. This type of back pain is commonly known as "Sciatica" and generally refers to pain, weakness, and sensation changes radiating down the legs. Radicular syndromes fall into three different subgroups: Radicular Pain, Radiculopathy, and Stenosis. All three involve nerve root irritation in and around your spine, with pain running down the back or front of the leg. Radiculopathy means the functioning of the nerve has been affected. With this condition, the patient could be feeling other sensations besides pain or experiencing weakness in affected muscles, like difficulty lifting the foot. Stenosis refers to a narrowing of the spinal canal and seems to occur more frequently in older patients. The hallmarks of stenosis involve experiencing pain in both legs that gets worse with walking and feels better with sitting.
The good news is all the subgroups have a good prognosis. Most of them get better within six weeks. Physical Therapy can help by monitoring the recovery process in case further medical attention is needed, providing suggestions for modifying the symptoms, and teaching the patient how to scale meaningful activity. Sometimes something as simple as taking a hot bath and temporarily changing your walking route from a hike in the mountains to a stroll around the block can make a big difference in the quality of life when experiencing a radicular syndrome.
Nick was so attentive to my needs and he structured his schedule to fit mine. My therapy was focused on my strengths and weaknesses; therefore, my recovery time was much shorter than expected. I highly recommend Nevada Physical Therapy for any lingering pain you may be experiencing.Read More Reviews
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I was referred to Brian Fearnley by someone with significant credibility. I consider working with Brian a huge stroke of luck. This specific 'PT' is increasing my recovery potential a hundred fold. Brian knows his stuff. He is well versed in PT. He has athletic history at UNR and is active in our local community. He is clearly in this profession to help people recover and get under their own power.Read More Reviews
After two plus years of hip pain, three other physical therapists, quarterly injections and no relief, Crista made the pain go away! If I could give her and this practice 10 stars I'd do it!Read More Reviews
As a professional athlete, injuries can make or break a career. Luckily, in my case, I had Nevada Physical Therapy on my side. Not only did they physically help me recover from a meniscus surgery, but they provided the best emotional support you could ask for in such a difficult time.Read More Reviews
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I attended Nevada Physical Therapy for my post surgery physical therapy and have nothing but great things to say. For any of you reading this, this place is by far the best physical therapy place I have ever attended with exceptional staff. I had the pleasure to work with Dakota who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and would go above and beyond to make sure you're taken care of.Read More Reviews