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    South Melbourne
  • 300 Albert Road
  • South Melbourne VIC 3205
  • Phone
  • 03 9699 2499

    Point Cook
  • 220 Point Cook Road
  • Point Cook VIC 3030
  • Phone
  • 03 8386 7400

    Opening Hours
  • Mon to Fri 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful syndrome which is caused by compression or irritation of a nerve deep in the buttock and down the leg, called the Sciatic nerve.

The pain associated with sciatica can be caused by a number of underlying conditions. These may include: a herniated (bulging) disc in the lower back, bony growths on the spine, arthritis in the low back or hip, tight muscles in the buttock or trauma to the lower back. Sciatica may also be present during pregnancy due to the altered mechanics of the pelvis and low back as the baby grows and develops.

Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Pain in the buttock or down the leg
  • Numbness
  • Muscular weakness
  • Pins and needles
  • Tingling
  • Difficulty in moving or controlling the leg

Sciatica is most commonly felt in one leg at a time, and can range from a dull ache to an incapacitating pain. People with Sciatica may find that they have their symptoms all the time, or the symptoms may come and go depending on certain things such as the time of day or different activities that the person has been undertaking.

Treatment of Sciatica

  • Shock Wave therapy
  • Soft tissue and stretches
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Prolotherapy