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Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

The Sciatic nerve is the main nerve in the leg and the longest and widest in the body. It runs from the base of the spine down the back of the spine and divides at the knee. The pain is caused by the compression or damage of this nerve.

What are the causes of Sciatica?

Causes can include:

Sometimes, just sitting awkwardly or exercising can cause sciatica.

What are the symptoms of Sciatica?

Common symptoms of sciatica include:

Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. The pain can extend from the lower back down the back of the thigh and down the leg. The pain may also extend to the foot or toes. The pain from sciatica can range from infrequent and mild to severe and debilitating. Sometimes Sciatica can resolve itself, at other times, Physiotherapy or Osteopathy can help.

Treatment of Sciatica

Both our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths are qualified and experienced in treating Sciatica. Both are registered with most Private Healthcare Providers. Please contact the Clinic for more details.

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