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Sciatica

What is it?

"Sciatica" is essentially an umbrella term for irritation/sensitisation of the sciatic nerve. Day to day, our nerves are exposed to various types of physical stimulation. They are compressed and released; they are stretched and relaxed; and, all day long, they slide up and down and side to side as we move and function.

What causes it?

Sometimes, if the sciatic nerve is exposed to an increased level of stress and strain, it reacts by becoming sensitive. Such over stimulation, can restrict blood flow through the nerve. The nerve reacts to this change in its environment by becoming inflamed and releasing chemicals known to make the tissue sensitive. Almost like an alarm signal.

What can we do for it?

Physiotherapy is very much about investigating what factors may have contributed to the development of this nerve sensitivity and working, with the patient, to help calm it down and return the patient to function.


To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email admin@physioart.co.uk

Services

Edgbaston Priory & Aston University

We now have a clinic at Edgbaston Priory Club all day on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and at Aston University on a Thursday morning. Please click on the links below for details of these locations.

  • Edgbaston Priory
  • Aston Sport

Testimonials

"Sarah is a fun, patient and creative teacher. Always encouraging and when I leave her sessions I always feel as if her sparkle has rubbed off on me."


Relationships we've built

Over the years we have built up a relationship and mutual respect with various organisations. We also offer discount rates for some of these clubs.

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