Sciatic pain in the back and legs is more common than you may think. It’s a terrible problem which causes massive disruption to daily life. Whether you are a Mum or Dad looking after kids, or a full time worker, sciatica can be extremely painful and stop you performing the most basic of tasks.
Sciatica treatment clinics are the first place to visit when you feel you may need help, and at Sheffield Physiotherapy offer relief for sciatic pain. Our sciatica treatment in Sheffield is applied at the Sheffield Physiotherapy clinic, on Ecclesall Road. Feel free to call and arrange an informal discussion about the symptoms you are experiencing.
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If the pain starts from your buttocks moving down to your thigh, lower leg and to the sole of your foot, then the chances are you have sciatic pain. When it is very severe the treatment is rest, to allow the inflammation of the nerve to subside. Once you can travel far enough to attend for physiotherapy treatment, therapy can begin.
Sciatic pain usually occurs on one side of your body, but often the pain is intense. There are several causes of sciatic pain including; herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolithesis, piriformis syndrome, and trauma. Like other ailments of this nature, there are different medications that can help to reduce the pain.
Following a detailed assessment by an experienced physiotherapist an appropriate course of treatment can be started. You will be given an explanation of your problem which you can understand and is not full of confusing medical jargon. Your physiotherapist will provide advice on the exercises which are recommended for your condition. Treatment is gentle to begin with and should not cause a significant increase in your symptoms. As you begin to improve the intensity of the treatment can increase and you can also increase you activity and begin to get back to your normal routine. At Sheffield Physiotherapy we often use Power Assisted micro-manipulation for treating symptoms of sciatica, as it is an advanced spinal treatment which address some of the causes of the condition not just the symptoms.