Sciatica is diagnosed when there is pain shooting into your leg as a result of irritated nerves in your lower back. It usually affects just one side and can also cause symptoms such as tingling, numbness or a burning sensation in your hip and leg. Sciatica is caused by something pushing into the space where the nerve roots sit, close to the spine. For example, a bulging disc or a bony protrusion. The symptoms usually resolve within 2-3 months, during which time it’s important to control your pain as much as possible and prevent yourself from deconditioning as a result of the inevitable reduced movement and activity.
When you come to see us for sciatica, we will firstly sit down to discuss your symptoms and give you an opportunity to tell us what you’ve been through. Then we’ll carry out a thorough assessment to get to the root cause of your symptoms, before treating you to provide you with some relief. Then we’ll devise a tailored rehabilitation plan to help you get back to your normal self.