Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. When something compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve, it can cause a pain that radiates out from your lower back and travels down your leg, sometimes as far as your foot. Sciatic pain can range from being mild to very painful.
Can Billericay Physiotherapy help?
YES! Physiotherapy can help by allowing you to understand the possible causes of your sciatica and plan a rehabilitation programme to address the possible causes and symptoms. A specific, progressive Home Exercise Programme to improve flexibility and strength will be essential to manage your pain. ‘Hands On’ Therapy including mobilisations, manipulations, stretches and massage may also be used to return normal movement and function to the affected structures.