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Sciatica is an umbrella term for any pain caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.

 

The Sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body coming from the lower back going down the back of the leg to the knee, it then divides into several different nerves around the knee and calf.

Sciatica can cause pain at the lower back, buttock, back of the leg, calf and foot. You might also experience numbness, tingling, pins and needles and weakness in the leg.

WHAT CAUSES SCIATICA?

There are numerous causes of sciatica, but the most common are listed below;

DISC DISRUPTION


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HOW DO OSTEOPATHS HELP EASE SCIATICA?

Osteopathy is often a vital intervention for those suffering with sciatica. When suffering from nerve irritation and the related pain, firstly diagnosis where the nerve is being impinged is an essential step.

Following that, the treatment performed by Osteopaths can greatly decrease the pain and discomfort experienced. Osteopaths use massage, stretching and articulation techniques to ease pain and decrease nerve irritation.