What You Need to Know About Sciatica

This annoying problem causes pain in the legs that can range from being annoying to downright debilitating.  If you are suffering from low back pain as well then that just adds insult to injury.  Having suffered this condition myself I can sympathise with anyone in this predicament.  I am able to live without pain and full function.  The only restriction on my life is that I am now unable to adopt bad postures, bummer right?

If your leg pain comes and goes there is an excellent chance that it is reversible and manageable.  I won’t say it is fixable as the cause is often the lumbar intervertebral discs and their nerve supply.  Once a disc is overstretched it can’t be un-stretched, much like a rubber band that has been overstretched.  That being said the body is a living organism so you can never be absolute in these areas.  If the body can resequestrate/reabsorb a herniated (leaking) disc then surely patching one up shouldn’t be too hard.

At Advance Physio Clinic we will find which structure(s) are causing sciatica which could be lumbar discs or muscles that are irritating the sciatic nerve as it travels from the spine down to the legs.  We will be able to instantly reduce your leg pain once the correct direction is found.  You will then be taught the correct exercises to continue your treatment at home.  You will be taught how to avoid further irritation to the sciatic nerve in a complete 24hour period.  So if you are suffering from sciatica/leg pain whilst reading this then please give us a call to book an appointment.  We would love to be able to give you the relief that you need and deserve.