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sciatica

Assessment of sciatica:

We know that sciatica is very painful and so we are very careful how we assess you. We first need to take a full history to understand the factors associated with your problem such as how the pain started, your general health and well-being, your sleep and physical activity habits.

We will carefully examine you to assess the sensitivity of your nerves, your power, sensation and reflexes to assess the function of the nerves. We will also examine your ability to relax, move and perform basic functional movements.

Sciatica treatment:

While sciatica can be very painful, the good news is that sciatica settles down in the majority of cases within 3 months of treatment.

Like many inflammatory problems, the condition may benefit from sciatica treatment methods such as anti-inflammatory medication, gentle relaxed movement exercises and maintaining gentle and progressive physical activity.
Our practitioners at Back in Balance can examine you and determine if you need medical attention or not. They can guide you through a gradual rehabilitation process and provide you with specific strategies to get you back on track. A prevention program once the pain has settled is key to our sciatica treatment, as recurrence is common.
We work with other health professionals to assist with pain management if needed. If you have had surgery for sciatica, we will guide you through a rehabilitation process to get you relaxed, moving and active again.

Is pain or injury holding you back?

Book an appointment with our friendly team below and resolve your pain.

I highly recommend the treatments given by Josh. I sufferd from shoulder pain and he put my shoulder together quickly. Josh is very kind and knowledgeable. Many many thanks for your help. I appreciate it !

– Peet Ronin Husák

I have been receiving treatment at Back in Balance for my back pain and have had amazing results. Josh is very friendly and knowledgeable and has really helped me to become pain free.

– Emma Rosanne

I’ve been receiving first class treatment from Josh Gill, an Osteopath at the clinic, concerning a reccuring injury with tendon weakness spanning over 4 years. I was very depressed and using crutches, with little confidence I could engage in sport again.

The hands on treatment and rehab exercises have been invaluable and have sped up my recovery time. He really takes the time to explain body mechanics and healing, with a very encouraging and positive approach. I no longer need crutches or any kind of foot support. I’m really looking forward to resuming my varied fitness regime again.

– Hels Bells

I have been suffering with my back on and off for years now due to spending large portions of my working day hunched over fixing bikes. A friend recommended I go see Josh. I’d never seen an osteo before but i’m so glad I went.

My back has been so much better while at work, not just from the treatments but all the advice I was given about how to hold myself at work and exercises I can do when the pain starts. This was great value and well worth the money! Thank you

– Jasper Davies

Was treated by Josh for my low back pain which has now gone, also he made some suggestions for my diet which has really helped my dry skin. Highly recommend, very knowledgeable

– Jamie Acres

I highly recommend the treatments given by Josh. Last Autumn my back consultant suggested spinal injections followed by probable surgery to relieve my back and leg pain. I was treated by Josh and have been pain free since then. No injections. No surgery. Josh is a highly skilled osteopath. I felt he was extremely knowledgeable. He was professional and at the same time very caring and reassuring. I will certainly return if ever I have a skeletal problem again. Thank you Josh, I recommend you to everyone.

– Sheila Elmer

Josh has treated me for multiple acute injuries and several long term/postural problems I’ve had. You see results very fast and he doesn’t try drag things out over multiple sessions like a lot of therapists. The information and instructions he gave me have really helped to improve my overall health and reduce my injury’s, he’s on the cutting edge of evidence based practice for sure. Would definitely recommend 10/10

– Ben Royle