Sciatica Treatment in Oxford

Sciatica Treatment in Oxford

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve comes from your lower back. It passes through your buttocks and extends down each leg towards your foot. Typically, acute sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Sciatica commonly occurs when a disc bulges or herniates. This often compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation. Also pain and often numbness or weakness in the affected leg.

 The pain associated with sciatica often can be severe. However most cases resolve with non-operative physiotherapy treatment in a few weeks.

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How can I reduce the pain now?

Pain can often be reduced even before you have your first appointment. Over the counter medications such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can help reduce inflammation (consult your pharmacist first).

Heat or ice can can help reduce muscle spasm and pain. Short periods of bed rest are ok for the first day or two, but it’s important to keep moving after that.

If the pain hasn’t resolved within a couple of days it is important to seek the input of a good physiotherapist. So Get In Touch to make an appointment.

How is it treated

The physiotherapy treatment is fairly straightforward. The most important thing is to identify the cause of the problem. This can usually be done with clinical tests without the need for any scans.

Treatment will usually consist of manual therapy techniques to reduce specific areas of tightness and spasm. Importantly you will be shown specific exercises that can help ensure normal movement and flexibility of the nerve is restored.

How long does the treatment take?

An initial assessment and treatment is 1 hr. Any further sessions are usually 30 minutes. Most patients need only 4-6 sessions over a few weeks to resolve the problem. (However we can be more specific after you have been assessed)

Does the physiotherapy treatment hurt?

The goal of physiotherapy is to reduce your pain and improve your movement. We use techniques that most patients find very comfortable and pain relieving.

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Our Clients

Diagnosed my Knee and shoulder problem in one session with various questions and stretches. Been doing the exercises past 3 weeks to help build up muscle around knee and can feel a massive difference already. Shoulder feels stronger and looking forward to second session today. Knows what he is talking about and highly recommend!
Lewis Tait
15:01 23 Aug 17
I have been exceptionally pleased by the quality of service that Joe has provided. He is reasonably priced and very generous with his time and has a knack of providing just about the correct amount of theory to ensure that I am aware of what I need to do and why.
Stephen Lynam
19:38 10 Aug 17
I couldn't recommend Joe highly enough. He gave me good stretches to help me with a pain in my leg and now he's helping me to strengthen my muscles so I'm less prone to injury. He really knows what he's talking about. I recently found out some of my colleagues are seeing him too and they also rate him very highly. Thanks Joe!
Renata de Groot
19:10 10 Aug 17
I had six weeks to go before a 3-week cycling endurance challenge, and I didn't feel 100 percent. Joe was recommended by a work colleague and listened to my thoughts and fears, and put together a programme that specifically targeted my weaknesses. I should have gone to him sooner, but his programme worked wonders and I completed the challenge. I'd recommend Joe very strongly, and will get in contact again if I injure myself, or plan another endurance challenge. Thanks again, Jamie
Jamie French
10:27 31 May 17
Joe is a genuine and knowledgable professional who was recommended to me by a friend. I was so relieved to finally have a solution to an on going condition having received a course of treatment from Joe, which included invaluable advice of how to prevent further problems. I highly recommend Spires Physiotherapy!
Angela Finton
19:12 08 Mar 17
Over the years I have had numerous injuries and seen multiple therapists for treatments and I can honestly say that Joe Korge is the most inspirational physiotherapist I have ever met!
Robert
14:10 04 Oct 17
Joe is just great - he not only helped me get back to running after an Achilles injury, he also identified the biomechanics issues which contributed to the injury in the first place and gave me an acchievable exercise plan to correct them. He listens, he explains, and he totally knows what he is doing - can't recommend him highly enough. Go and see him!
Martha Cannon
18:42 12 Oct 17
I am so fortunate to find Spires Physiotherapy. Joseph gave me a thorough physical assessment and was the first to diagnose my problem as being Lumbar Radiculopathy. Joseph also proposed a staged tailored treatment plan to enable me to cope with pain and get me through long days at work and extensive travel. After only two weeks of exercises, I started getting significant pain relief! I am so very grateful to Joseph for (1) taking the time to diagnose my problem (2) designing a tailored exercise programme and (3) explaining what the problem was and how it can be successfully treated without other more serious medical interventions. Joseph has also been a coach as to how I can achieve my personal goals of restored physical mobility, improved energy, ability to continue work and enjoy life. Thank you Joseph!
Julie Van Dort
05:24 19 Oct 17
Joe is a fantastic, professional, understanding and top quality Physiotherapist. Having tried and failed with many other physiotherapists before to help with a shoulder injury, I decided to see Joe, and what a decision. Joe Helped to figure out the actual cause of the problem instead of just treating symptoms. Definitely would recommend to anybody. Thanks for your help Joe
Tristan Knight
20:10 18 Dec 17
I went to Spires Physiotherapy after a serious skiing injury and months of trying physio elsewhere. As a runner, I wanted to get back on track fast, and only Joe was able to help me identify, address, and resolve my injury. His patience, understanding, and individualized plan was key to my recovery and actually helped me become a stronger and smarter athlete than before. I've been to many physios throughout my sports career and Joe is overwhelmingly the most dedicated to his patient's success. I would recommend Spires Physiotherapy to anyone considering an appointment.
Kait Sheridan
11:55 11 Jan 18
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