Sciatica is a term used to describe any type of pain or symptoms which is generated from irritation of the sciatic nerve. Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy Clinic offers targeted physiotherapy for Sciatica in Colchester to help to relieve your pain and get you back on your feet.
Pressure from soft tissue, bone or inflammation can cause Sciatica. Successful treatment is dependent on identifying the cause and then treating it accordingly.
Common sites of Sciatic nerve irritation are where the root of the nerve exits from the spine which is in close proximity to the lumbar discs anteriorly or the lumbar facet joints posteriorly. Identifying which movement of the spine that reproduces sciatica can be a useful tool in identifying the likely structure involved.
Other common sites that cause sciatica are the muscles in the buttock that it transverses through to travel down the leg and the protective sheath which surrounds the nerve as it leaves the spine.
Common conditions that we see at this clinic which can cause Sciatica are:
L5/S1 nerve root impingement
L4/L5 nerve root impingement
Adverse mechanical tension