Sciatic Pain Symptoms and Relief

Sciatic pain in the back and legs is more common than you may think. It’s a terrible problem which causes massive disruption to daily life. Whether you are a Mum or Dad looking after kids, or a full time worker, sciatica can be extremely painful and stop you performing the most basic of tasks.

Sciatica treatment clinics are the first place to visit when you feel you may need help, and at Sheffield Physiotherapy offer relief for sciatic pain. Our sciatica treatment in Sheffield is applied at the Sheffield Physiotherapy clinic, on Ecclesall Road. Feel free to call and arrange an informal discussion about the symptoms you are experiencing. 

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If the pain starts from your buttocks  moving down to your thigh, lower leg and to the sole of your foot, then the chances are you have sciatic pain. When it is very severe the treatment is rest, to allow the inflammation of the nerve  to subside. Once you can travel far enough to attend for physiotherapy treatment, therapy can begin.

Sciatic pain usually occurs on one side of your body, but often the pain is intense.  There are several causes of sciatic pain including; herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolithesis, piriformis syndrome, and trauma. Like other ailments of this nature, there are different medications that can help to reduce the pain.

Following a detailed assessment by an experienced physiotherapist an appropriate  course of treatment can be started. You will be given an explanation of your problem which you can understand and is not full of confusing medical jargon. Your physiotherapist will provide advice on the exercises which are recommended for your condition. Treatment is gentle to begin with and should not cause a significant increase in your symptoms. As you begin to improve the intensity of the treatment can increase and you can also increase you activity and begin to get back to your normal routine. At Sheffield Physiotherapy we often use Power Assisted micro-manipulation for treating symptoms of sciatica, as it is an advanced spinal treatment which address some of the causes of the condition not just the symptoms.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.