How to get the best medical advice from a physiotherapist
Physiotherapy can be one of the most effective ways to treat chronic pain.
But as a new study from the University of Cambridge suggests, the treatment is often overlooked and misunderstood by those with sciatic pain.
The researchers analysed information about about over 800 patients with sciasis in the UK, using data from the NHS’s National Patient Satisfaction Index (NPSI).
They then used data from NPSI to compare the effectiveness of various physiotherapies and physical therapy treatments on reducing sciatic symptoms.
Physiotherapy was found to have the best results in reducing pain and symptoms of sciatic and back pain, as well as improving physical function, in patients with moderate to severe sciatic issues, according to the study.
The researchers analysed data from over 800 NHS patients with over 40 chronic sciatic sciaticis.
It was found that physiotherapy had a statistically significant advantage over physical therapy, which is a better way to control pain.
One of the reasons that physiotherapy can be more effective is that the treatment uses the body’s own healing mechanisms, rather than relying on external treatment.
This means it can be used to manage inflammation and other conditions that require a lot of energy, rather as physical therapy would be used for those with chronic back pain.
“Physiotherapeutic approaches have the potential to help patients who suffer from chronic sciasis,” said Dr Paul Taylor, from the Department of Surgery and Physiotherapist at the University’s Faculty of Medicine.
The study looked at patients with chronic sciata and sciaticus over the age of 60 years. “
But for those who have severe symptoms and are likely to continue to suffer with sciatically, there is a lack of evidence that physiocommunication is a good treatment option.”
The study looked at patients with chronic sciata and sciaticus over the age of 60 years.
“We found that patients with mild or moderate sciatic dysplasia who were being treated with physiotherapy were less likely to experience side effects and have lower levels of inflammation and pain than patients who were receiving physical therapy,” Dr Taylor said.
While physiotherapy is one of a number of treatments that can help to reduce pain and inflammation in patients, it can also be used in other ways.
For example, there are other forms of physiotherapy that can also help to manage symptoms of inflammation.
In the study, Dr Taylor found that a combination of physical therapy and physiotherapy was more effective than either alone, as long as it was followed by a long-term intervention.
He said this is because it can help with symptoms over time.
“The combination of both types of physiotherapeutics are likely useful for the long- term management of patients with severe sciasis and/or back pain,” he said.
“Although we found physiotherapy to be superior to physical therapy for reducing pain, it is not yet clear if the results would apply to patients with more moderate to mild symptoms or for patients who are already in good health.”
The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.