Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the Sciatic nerve. The Sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.
Signs and symptoms
When the Sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain, numbness and a tingling sensation. This means symptoms radiate from your lower back and travels down one of your legs to your foot and toes.
The pain can range from being mild to very painful. It may be made worse by sneezing, coughing, or sitting for a long period of time. Some people with sciatica may also experience muscle weakness in the affected leg. As a result this can be debilitating to people’s lives affecting many activities of daily living.
While people with sciatica can also have general back pain, the pain associated with sciatica usually affects the buttocks and legs much more than the back.
Specialist sciatica treatment
We see people suffering with Sciatica every single day. It is one of the most common conditions we manage at Complete Health here in Eastbourne, and our holistic care consistently achieves life-changing results.
Having a herniated or “slipped” disc does not condemn you to a lifetime suffering from sciatica, our patients are proof of that. Our specialist chiropractors and Physiotherapists tailor a treatment programme to address the causes of sciatica. Using advanced diagnostic equipment such as digital x-ray Suggesting adjustments to posture and recommending stretching & exercise. As well as employing hands on care & techniques to reduce the pain and prevent it returning in the future.
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