Cambridge Sciatica Clinic
Our cambridge sciatica clinic are based in central Cambridge and Waterbeach. We have an osteopath that uses osteopathy (manual therapy) and prescriptive exercise to reduce the severity of sciatica and potentially resolve it.
Osteopathy and prescriptive exercise is reccommended for sciatica in the NICE guidelines for Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
What Conditions Cause Can It?
Lumbar Disc Injury (bulge, hernation, extrusion or sequestration) as known as a slipped disc. Where the disc has dislodged itself from the casing (known as the annulus fibrosis) and compresses the lumbar spine nerves roots. Resulting in sciatica symptoms down the leg. Read our Guide to Lumbar Disc Herniation
Piriformis syndrome – a condition where the piriformis muscle underneath the gluteal muscles in the back of the pelvis compress the sciatica nerve and result in a sciatic like symptoms down the leg. This condition usually presents with buttock / posterior pelvic pain. Read our guide to Piriformis Syndrome
Pregnancy – As the baby grows or shifts position inside the womb, the baby can press against the nerves or increase in the lumbar curvature can cause compress the nerve roots. Read our guide to pregnancy related Pelvic Pain and Low Back Pain
Medical Conditions Can Cause It?
Lumbar Spondylosis – a condition where generation of intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine, in which the height of the discs decreases and reduces the space for the nerves at the spinal level causing compression. The condition can reduce in bony growth around the the invertebrae known as osteophytes. These osteophytes can also compress the nerve roots in the lumbar spine.
Spinal Stenosis- A condition in which the spinal canal (the spaces the spinal cord runs through) narrows and compresses the spinal cord, cauda equina, or sciatic nerve roots. This narrowing can be caused by bone spurs, spondylolisthesis, inflammation, or a herniated disc, which decreases available space for the spinal cord, thus pinching and irritating nerves from the spinal cord that travel to the sciatic nerves
We can provide manual therapy treatment to help reduce the pain severity and improve joint mobility.
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