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Osteopathy Treatments for Sciatic Pain

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Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain, commonly described as pain in the low back area, glute or back of the leg, extending down to the feet and toes, is often caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Symptoms may be felt at any point along the nerve path. Irritation may be caused by tight muscles or disc disturbances at the nerve route in the lumbar spine.

Can Osteopathy Help With Sciatic Pain?

Treatment for sciatic pain will focus on mobilization, applying soft tissue techniques in the lower back and lower extremities to ensure that the sciatic nerve is able to run its path without impingement. Muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons will be assessed and treated to help ensure the integrity of the nerve.

Osteopathic Treatment

Treatment for sciatic pain begins with a thorough case history and assessment to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Our practitioner will conduct specific tests, discuss treatment options, and provide you with a safe and individualized treatment program. This may include stretches and exercises so you can remain proactive in your recovery. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be required.

Thorough assessments along with gentle manual treatment may help alleviate symptoms of sciatic pain and discomfort.

Symptoms of Sciatic Pain

Osteopathy treatments can help with:

  • Moderate to severe pain in the lower back, buttock, leg, feet and/or toes
  • Muscular weakness; loss of movement¬†
  • Pain that worsens with movement
  • Numbness (loss, reduced, or altered sensation)
  • Tingling sensations (odd prickling sensations)
  • Burning sensations (pins and needles)
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