Physio takes between four and eight weeks to manage most cases of sciatica. If symptoms are more severe and include numbness, tingling, and associated muscle weakness, it may take longer. Seeing a physiotherapist will also help to reduce the severity and duration of future episodes.
Sciatica can cause debilitating pain, but there are ways to manage it and find relief. Some of the most common treatments for sciatica include physical therapy, stretching exercises, pain medications, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture or massage. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat the underlying cause of sciatica. Your physiotherapist will be able to provide guidance on the best approach to take in order to find relief from your symptoms.