Spinal Treatments

Helping you relieve back discomfort

One type of spinal pain can be better described as sciatic pain or sciatic neuritis. Sciatica is a set of symptoms which can include compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that together form the sciatic nerve. There also may be difficulty in moving the leg or foot, numbness, weakness of the muscles, tingling or pins and needles. The pain can be felt in the lower back, parts of the legs or foot, and/or even the buttock.

Sciatica is a set of symptoms for what is disrupting the nerve and causing the pain. Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms can often be different based upon the underlying cause of the symptoms in each case.

Listed below are different treatments we offer in relation to different symptoms customers may face.

Types of Muscular Treatments

Massage

The osteopath may perform different massages to stimulate the muscles.

Counterstrain

The osteopath pinpoints an exact position of maximum lower back pain for the patient, slowly positions the patient to a position that provides maximum comfort and then gradually returns the patient to a more neutral position.

Soft Tissue Mobilisation

The osteopath utilizes rhythmic stretching, deep pressure or traction techniques to engage the muscle area around the spine.

How long until I notice a difference?

Some patients can have immediate relief. Others discover it can take a few weeks or months. Many factors can affect your recovery such as your how long you’ve had the problem, age or even severity. In a lot cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Whilst every patient is different, your specialist will be able to advise you on your most likely recovery time. Usually, the longer you’ve had an issue, the longer it will take to get it sorted. You must be committed to your treatment plan, home exercises and any diet programme set by your specialist as this will maximise your recovery time.