Reco Spinal Centre

Sciatica Treatment Bristol

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Why Choose Reco Spinal Centre for Sciatica Treatment?

Choose Reco Spinal Centre in Bristol for personalised treatments addressing your specific needs. Our accredited practitioners provide thorough assessments and tailored care, ensuring pain relief and improved mobility in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Experience comprehensive care, including detailed massages and guidance on exercises to maintain your health. Our holistic approach treats the root cause of pain, not just the symptoms. Patients consistently praise our results and compassionate environment. Trust Reco for a professional, results-driven approach to your spinal health.

What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the back of the pelvis, through the buttocks, down the legs and attaches to the feet. Sciatica, also referred to as sciatic neuritis, describes a pain running along the sciatic nerve. The pain usually originates in the spine, from the lower back and runs along one or both legs hitting the thigh and calf muscles.

Symptoms of sciatica can include: mild or chronic pain, muscle weakness, numbness, pins and needles, and a tingling sensation in the lower back, buttocks, thighs and calves. Bristolians have also reported experiencing pain whilst laughing which is why our team of specialists want to tackle these cases as soon as possible.

What are the Main Causes of Sciatica?

Sciatica is a common condition that is caused by an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Many cases are mild and resolve on their own. The levels of pain or discomfort can vary depending on the severity of the cause. For the cases that require treatment, the spinal therapists at our Bristol centre are ready to help.

Conditions that are known to cause sciatica:

  • Injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • A bulging or slipped disc – when a cushion of tissue between the bones in the spine pushes out
  • Spinal stenosis – the narrowing of the part of the spine that the nerve passes through
  • Spondylolisthesis – a slipped spinal bone
  • Muscle spasm in the buttock (Piriformis)
  • Cysts or other growths
  • Osteoarthritis – a degenerative joint condition

Treatment of Sciatica

Upon identifying the cause of pain and discomfort, specialises in chiropractic and spinal therapy at Reco Spinal Centre in Bristol, treat cases of sciatica through a range of safe and gentle hands-on treatments, techniques and advice.

Treatments include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments and gentle manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • A suitable exercise programme to strengthen core muscles
  • Lifestyle and posture advice

Our team will also advise on home remedies such as: cold and heat therapy, suitable cushions to improve your ability to sleep and other pain relief methods.

Reco spinal team treating a patient

Prevention of Sciatica

There are many things people can do to prevent sciatica. Our therapists can help you to identify any triggers and underlying causes. Sometimes age and genetics are key factors, but lifestyle choices are also important to address.

If sciatica is caused by lifestyle choices it can be fairly easy to identify and remedy: an uncomfortable mattress, lifting heavy objects incorrectly, strenuous manual labour without correct safety measures, the set-up of a work desk and computer, or bad posture when sitting or lying down for long periods of time. Poor nutrition, being overweight and smoking can also increase the chances of suffering from sciatica.

To minimise sciatica and chronic pain in the future, our professional team in Bristol will draw up a patient-specific exercise programme to target key issues. These exercises are designed to strengthen, stabilise muscles and improve flexibility to better support the spine. They can also alleviate pain and prevent reoccurring flare-ups.


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