Sciatica at Vertex Osteopathy

Osteopathy & Sciatica

Sciatica at Vertex Osteopathy

According to NICE the proportion of people who experience sciatica at some point during their lifetime ranges from 13–40% and the proportion of people who are diagnosed with sciatica over a year ranges from 2–34%, That’s a lot of people!

Osteopathy can be used as an effective relief for sciatica! It does this by relaxing off the muscles surrounding the sciatica nerve, allowing it to move freely.

Osteopathy & Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. It usually affects one side, starting from the lower back or bottom and spreading down the leg.

Symptoms of sciatica can include shooting pains/burning/pins and needles/numbness and weakness that usually start in your lower back or bottom and runs down the back of your leg, often all the way into your feet.


Osteopathy & Sciatica

Some common causes of Sciatica

Sciatica tends to have a traumatic onset and can be extremely painful. The causes are linked to ways you can irritate the sciatic nerve.

  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis (Narrowing)
  • Piriformis syndrome (the narrow muscle in the bottom)
  • Pelvic injury or fracture
  • Trauma




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