SCIATICA TREATMENT IN BATH
Sciatica is the umbrella term used for pain and irritation of the Sciatic nerve. The nerve runs from the base of the spine, through the buttocks, the back of the thigh and ‘true’ sciatica ends behind the knee before the nerve branches into the calf.
What does Sciatica feel like?
The common description is that Sciatica is pain from the lower back running down the back of the leg, the pain can feel shooting or a pulling sensation. However, it is also widely acknowledged that Sciatica is not an ‘all or nothing condition’, this is because the experience of sciatica varies from person to person. One person may experience shooting, another ache or cramping for example.
Symptoms change in a person, from hour to hour, day to day, year to year. Sciatica will not feel the same, all the time.
What is also important is that when it comes to ‘treating’ sciatica, what works to relieve one person’s sciatica, will not necessarily work for others. This is why complete a thorough assessment before providing sciatica treatment at our clinics in Bath, to find where our care and focus need to start.
Examples of what Sciatica feels like:
What causes Sciatica?
Examples of what could be causing Sciatica:
In our experience ‘Sciatica’ can be caused by any of the listed causes OR the same symptoms can be experienced but the cause is due to more dysfunctional movement in the spine which is being affected by the spine at the higher levels (i.e. the neck.)
National Library of Medicine, 2006