What is sciatica?
Sciatica is often used as a general term for pain that starts in the lower back or gluteal (buttock) muscles, and travels down the back of one or both legs, sometimes as far as the calf muscles or under the feet.
How can we help with your sciatica
Our Physiotherapist, Robert
, treats sciatica successfully in the majority of cases, usually finding the cause is a combination of tight lower back, gluteal & leg muscles, sometimes with locking of the lumbar facet joints on one or both sides of the lower back. Sciatica can also be a symptom of a bulging or prolapsed (slipped) lumbar disk, which can also be diagnosed in clinic and treated accordingly.
Help with piriformis syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is another cause where the piriformis muscle is in spasm and can pinch, squeeze or irritate the sciatic nerve into causing leg pain. This is easily treated with manual manipulation, massage and stretching.
Help with chronic lower back ache
Chronic low back ache can also cause pain in the legs similar to sciatica symptoms, we usually find long standing chronic back pain or back ache is caused by hip flexor spasm
, we specialise in the treatment of this debilitating condition. If you've been experiencing unexplained lower back ache for years and thought it was your age give us a call to see how we can help.
What is causing your lower back pain?
If you're unsure what's causing your back pain and how to treat it, call and speak with Robert to discuss your symptoms, he'll be able to tell you how he can help by asking a few simple questions.
Call now on 020 8372 5926