Sciatica Treatment Norwood

Sciatica Treatment in Norwood

Here at Peter Simpson Osteopath, we provide treatment for sciatic pain to people living in Norwood and throughout the surrounding areas. Sciatica is one of the most common problems to affect the low back, hips and legs. There are many things that can cause sciatica and the right treatment will help to alleviate the issue.

When it comes to treatment for sciatica in Norwood, be sure to get in touch with Peter Simpson Osteopath. We provide effective treatment to help improve mobility and provide pain relief. We carry out a consultation before any treatment is carried out. Book an appointment.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain people experience with sciatica can vary in severity, from niggling pains to debilitating. If you’re experiencing pain in your back, hip or legs and it isn’t easing then it’s advisable to seek professional help. Sciatica symptoms usually settle within 4–6 weeks, but may persist for longer in some people.

  • Local heat (ensuring that the skin is protected) may relieve pain and muscle spasm.
  • A small firm cushion between the knees when sleeping on the side, or several firm pillows propping up the knees when lying on the back, may ease symptoms.
  • Try to stay active, resume normal activities, and return to work as soon as possible.
  • Bed rest is not recommended. Normal movements may produce some pain which should not be harmful if activities are resumed gradually and as tolerated.
  • You don’t need to be pain-free before returning to normal activities or work. Work adjustments can make an early return to work possible; this may be arranged by an Occupational Health department if available.
  • Keeping as active as possible and exercising regularly is important to reduce the risk of recurrence.

If you’re based in the Norwood area and are suffering from sciatica, then be sure to book an appointment with Peter Simpson Osteopath.

Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatic pain usually affects mainly one side of the lower body, which can extend from the lower back down the leg. There are many symptoms of sciatica, some of the most common are:

  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to move
  • Pain when sitting

How to treat sciatica

There are many treatment available for sciatica. Osteopathy is a recognised, non invasive treatment for low back pain and sciatica (NICE guidelines 2018). After an initial consultation is carried out, we’ll use the clinical information to inform the type of treatment we provide you with. There are self help exercises available to support the treatment you will be receiving . The treatment we offer at Peter Simpson Osteopath is designed to improve mobility and relieve pain.

Why Choose Us For Sciatica Treatment in Norwood?

  • We have been providing treatment for sciatica in Norwood for many years.
  • Years of experience in in Osteopathic practice
  • We have a well-established clinic
  • We offer gentle effective treatment for sciatica
  • Worked with many people in and around the Norwood area

Contact Peter Simpson Osteopath for Sciatica Treatment & Relief in Norwood

If you’re based in or around the Norwood area and are in need of sciatica treatment and relief, then be sure to get in touch with Peter Simpson Osteopath.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sciatica

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a nerve problem that affects the back, hip and legs and is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.

What helps sciatica?

Seeking a professional opinion to confirm the diagnosis

Manual therapy e.g. Osteopathy

Self help strategies:

Local heat (ensuring that the skin is protected) may relieve pain and muscle spasm.

A small firm cushion between the knees when sleeping on the side, or several firm pillows propping up the knees when lying on the back, may ease symptoms.

Try to stay active, resume normal activities, and return to work as soon as possible.

How can I get rid of sciatica?

There is no quick way to ‘get rid of sciatica’ however an effective treatment plan will provide you with continued support. This will help to relieve the symptoms sciatica causes and reduce your overall pain.