If you suffer from back, buttock or thigh pain, with or without numbness or a tingling sensation down one of your legs it’s likely you are suffering from sciatica.

Sciatica treatment works best with a combination of joint manipulation, soft tissue release, traction and massage, as well as corrective exercises. This combination not only helps to reduce pain in the short term but also helps to get rid of the sciatica for good.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica simply means irritation of the sciatic nerve. This often causes symptoms such as low back or buttock pain that radiates down the back of the legs, sometimes all the way to the foot but often just to the hamstring or calf areas.

The pain can often be accompanied by pins and needles down the leg, or sometimes even numbness and weakness.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica produces pain and other symptoms due to something pressing or irritating the sciatic nerve. This can be related to a specific injury, but sciatica can also develop over a longer time frame without a pre-existing injury. This can often be very confusing and worrying but shouldn’t be a cause for alarm.

Things that can cause sciatica include:

  • Injuries to the discs between the vertebrae in our spine
  • Spinal stenosis – an age related process whereby the part of the spine where nerves pass through becomes narrowed
  • A build up of muscular tension in the buttock which then irritates the sciatic nerve
  • Rare back pathologies.

Whatever the cause of your sciatica, there is a lot that can be done to help reduce the irritation on the nerve and reduce your pain levels and other symptoms.

Is sciatica helped by chiropractic care?

Yes! Chiropractors can help with sciatica! An important step in working out how to help patients with sciatica is trying to understand what the underlying cause of sciatica might be.

This allows us to target the treatment at the true cause, allowing long-term improvement and injury prevention to occur. Therefore, the exact treatment you might experience for your sciatica will differ from someone else’s.

Chiropractors are expertly trained to assess and treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system, we can help with all of the causes of sciatica mentioned above.

See what one of our patient, Adrian Hallat from Sheffield who suffer from long recurrent episodes of painful sciatic pain has to say: 

“The best thing I ever did – having chiro. I was suffering from a slipped disc, and a trapped nerve, after a few sessions I was feeling much better AND after 5 session pain was completely gone, 100% recommend.”

And another patient Jamie Pigott from Sheffield adds:

“Have to say he was the best chiropractor I have been to. Not only is he very good…. three sessions and my sciatica was cleared… but Jonathan is also a very nice man who puts you at ease straight away. I can’t recommend him enough. You will not be disappointed.”

Chiropractic care doesn’t describe one specific treatment but includes the whole package of care.

The Initial Consultation including first treatment – £55.00

The key to the great results I achieve with the hundreds of patients I treat is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, I have dedicated the first two consultations to this.


I am fully insured and registered with the General Chiropractic Council, and most major health insurers including Westfield, Simply Health, AXA and Bupa.

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