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Common Causes Of Sciatica

Untreated, Sciatica can lead to severe lower back pain travelling all the way down your leg. Lifestyle and posture can leave your back prone to this painful injury, the infamous “pain into the leg from a trapped nerve”. The main causes include:
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Lifting something awkwardly, or unexpectedly heavy
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Working on screens, with perhaps less than ideal setup for sitting
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Falls on to your bottom or tail bone
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Gradual micro injuries from work or sport

Sciatica Explained In Plain English

Sciatica, pain down the leg from the buttock or back, happens when a nerve from your lower back is pinched by an injury or joint strain.

It varies from a dull ache that comes and goes to shooting pain all the way down to the foot.

Sometimes with rest and time things improve, but more often the problem doesn’t get 100% better and feels stiff, painful or vulnerable. This means you are stuck, afraid of getting back to normal activities. This is when a professional opinion and treatment is really helpful.

Untreated, these pains can go from short easy to fix problems, to long term and harder to fix problems. Nobody likes taking pain killers or contemplating surgery. It’s important to choose a treatment which is safe, effective and proven thousands of times over all over the world. We would always recommend a course of treatment before contemplating long term medication or surgery, and evidence in research shows 90% of people are very satisfied with their improvement after only six treatments.

What Are The Major Causes Of Sciatica?

Everybody knows about the common causes of Sciatica such as lifting or bending forwards.. Let’s dive in a little deeper looking at what goes wrong with your Sciatic Nerve.

Locked Back

Also known as facet lock, this is where one of the small joints at the bottom of your back gets strained, and the swelling and spasm affects the Sciatic Nerve as it passes by in a small, vulnerable tunnel.

Slipped Disc

Inside your back are a series of shock absorbers filled with jelly. If you put too much load on them, or wear them out with too much sitting or lifting, the jelly squeezes onto the nerve, a ‘trapped nerve”.

Inflammation in the back and Arthritis

Wear and tear can give you swelling next to your nerve. This can irritate it, giving pain into the leg as that is where that nerve goes.

With age or a history of neck injury, the joints and muscles can end up a bit sorry for themselves. A lot of our work is getting the neck back to 100% by careful and steady treatment to safely reverse the effects of time.

Piriformis Syndrome

The Sciatic nerve in some people passes through a muscle in the buttock as it passes down into your leg. Spasm or injury here gives you Sciatica, usually with no back pain as your back is actually ok.

How Does An Osteopath Treat Sciatica?

An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.

The Back is full of important and delicate structures, and it is important to choose a treatment from an expert you can trust to be both safe and effective. We train for many years to deeply understand Sciatica and how it affects you. We will respectfully, carefully and skilfully propose a treatment plan to get you back to normal again.

This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by, in the end, the miracle of your body healing itself.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected. For example, many issues with Hip and Buttock pain actually come from your back.

We have written an informative Blog post about Sciatica, you can read it here.

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I cannot speak highly enough of the service here. I came on the advice of a freind with a suspected frozen shoulder, which at the time was astonishingly painful. It turns out that it was likely a partially dislocated shoulder, and thanks to the brilliant analysis and help of Omer it is now on the mend. The help and advice was spot on, and I'll make a habit of coming with any muscular problem in the future.Put simply, if you have a problem this is the place to go. It is absolutely amazing.
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Peter Kinsella
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My 8 month old daughter had treatment with Giulia at Fulham osteopath as she wasn’t meeting some milestones and we were a little concerned. Giulia was very welcoming and reassuring right from the beginning.When my daughter had her first treatment with Giulia, the next day she was able to meet that milestone as if nothing had happened, we were amazed at how quickly the treatment worked and we were really pleased to see that.Giulia recommended to have two more treatments for her and with those treatments things just got better for her in regards to meeting her milestones.We highly recommend Giulia for anyone who might be facing the same concerns for their little ones.
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fatma Hassan
11:23 05 Apr 24
I have been treated by Verena Leo at Fulham Osteopaths in the last few months for a hip imbalance which causes complications such as trochanteric tendonitis and bursitis. But of course she looks at the skeleton as a whole. She has a very informed and gentle approach, which I like. She never rushes things, explains well and gives exercises to help further at home. I am pleased and have brought my teenage daughter, who has posture issues, to be treated by her too. Definitely recommended.
Rana Gediz Iren
Rana Gediz Iren
07:45 18 Mar 24
Verena at Fulham Osteopath, offers an excellent service for your body from head to toe, excellent personality this lady explains everything thoroughly and is thorough with her services.Verbena offers a great service which l can strongly recommend her if your not feeling well with Osteo problems.She's made me feel a lot better in three treatments. Good luck.Carol.
Carol Augustine
Carol Augustine
17:22 15 Mar 24
Took my daughter here before she was one. She was treated by Melinda - a very experienced osteopath who’s also knowledgeable and attentive to detail.
Anton Kozlov
Anton Kozlov
13:59 15 Mar 24
I have been intermittently using Fulham Osteopaths over the years and always had a really positive experience. Recently, Omer has been incredibly helpful, I went in due to an aching shoulder that had been bothering me for a couple of months, and not only has he really helped with that, but my recent sessions have made my whole back feel looser. I can feel the difference day to day and appreciate it enormously.
I Glen
I Glen
07:17 12 Mar 24
Omer is a great practitioner with a warmpersonality. He helped me with plantar fasciitis in particular and the results of the adjustments were impressive. During the session he will explain what is going on in your body and make you aware of the restrictions and differences after the treatment. He also gives tailored advice and exercises do to at home. All in all, thank you Omer and would recommend!
Morgane
Morgane
12:44 02 Mar 24
I’ve seen Verena quite a few times over several years for neck and back problems. She is a really great listener and has an exceptional ability to understand your problems, tackle them in the clinic--firmly but gently--and to give advice on how to continue to heal. I can’t recommend Verena too highly.
Alun Anderson
Alun Anderson
09:00 02 Mar 24
Great osteopaths, took our 4 week old there for feeding issues and the team were fantastic, the staff are really supportive and friendly and Verena was super helpful in assessing and treating him, as well as providing us with a set of exercises that we could do at home. We have been going regularly ever since and have seen a positive difference in his feeding as well as his overall movement and mobility. Thanks team!
Abi M
Abi M
10:43 01 Mar 24
Fulham osteopaths was recommended by a friend for our 2 month old daughter. Lucas was very welcoming at reception and made sure she would have an appointment asap. He’s always proactive and very responsive giving very helpful information re appointments/payment. Our baby was seen very quickly. Melinda was very attentive, thoughtful, caring and very professional. We started seeing improvements straight away, given exercises to do at home and she is thriving now. Will 100% recommend Melinda!
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Maria Amaral
08:26 01 Mar 24
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