Sciatica

ABOUT THIS CONDITION

Sciatica Treatment

At Back In Shape Cheltenham, we specialise in treating the source of sciatica using a combination of the best non-invasive treatment technologies to target the source of sciatic nerve pain.

One of the biggest mistakes made when it comes to recovering from sciatica is the use of approaches which do not fully consider the actual cause of your sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica in itself is not a statement of the injury at the root cause of your pain, but a mere symptom, and sometimes a painful one at that. Treatment instead must be tailored to target the root cause that is aggravating your sciatic nerve’s roots. This will be related to the segments of the lower lumbar spine, frequently the L4-L5 and L5-S1 segments and the bottom of your spine. 

UNDERSTANDING SCIATICA

Relieve The Source Of Pain

Many people with sciatica chase relief for the leg pain only to find that it’s doing nothing but worsening the back problem. For you to really resolve sciatica, you must change this approach.

What Sciatica Is & What it is Not

Sciatica isn’t really a leg problem. Think of the ‘funny bone’ sensation you get when you hit your elbow. The signal of pain travels from the elbow to your hand, making your hand tingle. Your brain knows the signal came from that nerve, so it thinks the hand is actually hurting.

Sciatica is exactly the same! When a bulging disc or inflamed lower back irritates the sciatic nerve, it sends signals to your leg or foot. Your brain assumes the origin of the pain is in the leg, even though it’s a back problem.

We need to reframe sciatica as “lumbo-genic leg pain” – leg pain caused by the lower back (lumbar spine). This simple shift empowers you to address the root cause of the problem.

Common Mistakes That Worsen Sciatica

  • Stretching: Hamstring, calf, and buttock stretches might provide short-term relief but often make things worse because they typically involve rounding the lower back. This aggravates the disc irritation causing your sciatica.

  • Piriformis Stretch: This stretch, often prescribed for sciatica, has the same back-flexing problem.

  • Nerve Flossing: Stretches claiming to “floss” the nerve are best avoided.

All these stretches share a major flaw: they flatten your lower back, eliminating its natural curve and allowing more space for the irritated nerve. You become hooked on the temporary relief, while unknowingly undermining your recovery.

TREATING SCIATICA

A Complete Approach To Recovering From Sciatica

At Back In Shape Cheltenham we treat sciatica combining our 4 great treatment therapies into one treatment session for maximum benefit targeting the source of your sciatica. We also follow this up with the renowned “Back In Shape Program” to provide you with the correct rehabilitation proven to work with thousands of members around the world. So when you visit us, you know your in good hands.

Healing The Source

We use the best Class IV Laser therapy to target the source of your sciatica painlessly.

Decompress The Spine

We us IDD Therapy to gently take pressure of the low back discs & spine segments.

Mobilise Stiff Joints

We use the adjusting instrument to ensure good movement through surrounding joints.

Reduce Muscle Spasm

We use the vibration & massage instruments to reduce muscle tension & stiffness.

VISITING US

What To Expect

After making your appointment you will be sent email confirmation including directions on how to find us, please do your best to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your appointment time.

Expect your first visit to us to last between 60 and 90 minutes, this is to allow for enough time to discuss your case history, perform necessary examination, as well as discuss & deliver your first complete treatment.

After this, future treatment sessions will be focused around the treatments we deliver, to maximise your time with us, these sessions will usually last 45 to 60 minutes.

Fix Your Sciatica

Arrange an appointment today and start treating the source of your sciatic nerve pain with our team at Back In Shape Cheltenham

Treatments

IDD Therapy

Spinal Decompression

K-Laser Therapy

Class IV Laser

Vibration Therapy

Relax Muscle Tension

Spine Analysis

Understand Your Spine

Fixing Low Back Pain

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