Sciatica is a common type of back pain and occurs when pressure is applied to the sciatic nerve causing irritation. The cause is not always immediately clear, however it is thought that a ‘slipped’ disc is the major cause and muscle tightness can also contribute.
People who suffer from Sciatica often report leg pain which is often much worse than the discomfort experienced in the back. In fact many people deny any back pain at all.
The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and travels down to the foot, so symptoms can be felt anywhere along its course.
You may experience pain, tingling, numbness or weakness of the leg. Symptoms can range from mild to severe pain and can last from just a few days to several weeks and longer.
With our hands-on holistic approach we help our patients speed up the healing process of the body and relieve their pain and discomfort. If you’re at a point where you don’t know what else to do or try to get relief, let us help you get back on your feet and enjoy life again.