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Sciatica Osteopathic Treatment

Sciatica is a pain experienced from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks and down each, or one of your legs. The pain can be severe and limit your movement. It is caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an intervertebral disc.

Osteopaths are experts in sciatica pain and treatment can be extremely effective by getting to the root cause of the problem. Resorting to painkillers and bed rest is only a temporary relief for sciatica pain. It is important to get treated by a trained professional in order to experience long-lasting and long-term pain relief.

We aim to relieve pressure from the sciatic nerve by using massage techniques on the soft tissue , manipulation and mobilisation techniques to help release pressure and improve the lower back’s range of motion.

How is sciatica diagnosed?

Our testing process to diagnose sciatica includes testing your back, hips and legs, observing you for strength, sensation, reflexes and flexibility. We will do a full medical history to fully understand your body and condition. We aim to get to the root cause of the problem rather than just focusing on the symptoms.