Sciatic nerve pain is characterised by shooting, burning pains throughout your buttocks or legs. It is often associated with pins & needles and limb numbness.
Causes of Sciatic Pain
The most common reason for true sciatic nerve pain is muscle spasm in the buttocks causing sciatic nerve irritation.However sciatic nerve pain can also be experienced in pregnancy or with spinal disc injury.
Osteopaths will make an assessment of your pelvis and spinal area to determine the best method of relieving the muscle spasms. Once the muscle spasms are relieved, the sciatica will be relieved. In the case of severe disc injury, the benefits of osteopathic treatment may be minimal and you may need to consult your GP for further pain relief. Osteopaths will be able to advise you on your personal needs.
Note: This is general information only and does not take into consideration medical history or other external factors.