Dancer with Sciatica Symptoms

January 17th, 2020

This fall I was really struggling with significant low back, buttock and leg pain down one side. I stopped doing things that I loved, like picking up my kids, dancing and yoga. I got to a PT right away but it didn’t seem to be helping that much, nor did massage therapy. The constant pain was draining my energy and I was feeling nearly hopeless. I just knew in my gut that something else was wrong and we had not gotten to the bottom of things, so I reached out to Providence PT (even though I live far from the clinic), because I knew I would be in excellent hands there.


My PT figured out that I might have a lumbar disc bulge compressing my nerve, and she knew it at that first visit. Because of her guidance I immediately saw my doctor and got on the right treatment path. Shortly after, an MRI confirmed that it was in fact a disk compressing the nerve. Although it’s never easy to hear a diagnosis like that, I already knew in my heart that something was wrong and it was such a relief to finally figure out what it was so that we could treat it properly.  

It was her expertise that identified the source of my symptoms and directed me to the appropriate additional care that was needed. She restored my hope. I feel like she is giving me my life back. I have already shown significant improvement with the right treatment plan, and with her continued expert physical therapy as part of that plan I’m looking forward to a full and strong recovery! Thank you so much Providence Physical Therapy!!