MHV CLINIC

Best Sciatica Treatments In Central London.

Does this describe you?

  • Do you suffer from pain while sitting or driving?
  • Are simple movements like washing and dressing hard to do?
  • Does it take you forever to get moving in the morning?
  • Does sciatica stop you from sleeping properly?
  • Looking for an effective way to treat your sciatica and get your life back?

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.

Sciatica most often occurs when a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone puts pressure on part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases clear up with treatment in a few weeks. People who have severe sciatica and serious leg weakness or bowel or bladder changes might need surgery.

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Common Symptoms

Sciatica pain can be almost anywhere along the nerve pathway. It’s especially likely to follow a path from the low back to the buttock and the back of a thigh and calf.

The pain can vary from a mild ache to a sharp, burning pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when coughing or sneezing or sitting a long time. Usually, sciatica affects only one side of the body.

Symptoms:

  • Numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the leg or foot
  • One part of the leg can be in pain
  • Another part can feel numb.

What Are The Treatments For Sciatica?

The usual method of treating sciatica when you go to visit a GP is to give you painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to help deal with the pain. 

We work towards relieving the symptoms of Sciatica by seeking out the underlying cause of the pain. In most cases, sciatic nerve pain can be improved by decreasing muscle spasms, improving joint mobility and overall spinal functional movement, thereby relieving stress on the affected areas. Treatments may include a combination of manual joint manipulation or articulation, muscle, or tendon manipulation to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Once the initial pain has been reduced, an Osteopathic treatment approach will include focusing on rehabilitation exercises with a view to preventing further episodes. This will involve an exercise regime that aims to restore mobility, build postural strength and encourage muscle activation.

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I’ve seen Poonam, Christie and Warren and have enjoyed all of my sessions. Each of them have their own style and approach to treatment but the one thing they have in common is results. Any time I’ve gone in with an ache or a pain they’ve managed to work the problem at the cause and alleviate it. I’ve told all my friends and family to book in an appointment as couldn’t recommend them enough!
Priya Bhayani
I saw Nick last Saturday and the treatment was great. He doesn't mess around! I'm looking forward to seeing him again next week. I've seen around 10 Chiropractors/Osteopaths/Physios in my lifetime — he is the best. I highly recommend Nick.
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