Help with Sciatica

If you are experiencing persistent pain in your lower back, you might be suffering from sciatica. Although symptoms may vary in intensity, sciatica is characterised by persistent pain and tingling sensation from your bottom to your feet.  

An Osteopath is able to work towards relieving the symptoms of sciatica by seeking out the underlying cause of the pain.

In most cases, sciatic nerve pain can be improved by treating muscle spasms, improving joint mobility and overall spinal functional movement, thereby relieving stress on the affected areas.

Treatments may include a combination of manual joint manipulation or articulation, muscle, or tendon manipulation to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Osteopaths are registered medical professionals that can run a thorough assessment and be able to determine what is causing your sciatica and treat it. Sometimes a nerve inflammation stems from untreated injuries or pre-existing conditions and osteopathy aims at resolving your problems to their root.

To help you with your sciatica, or if you think you may have the problem, please get in touch by completing an online form or by calling 01422 375541.

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Frequently asked questions

Osteopathic treatment can help alleviate pains and discomfort caused by sciatica. If you have a question please get in touch.

One of the best ways to treat sciatic pain and to prevent sciatica in the future is through physical therapy and stretching. With physical therapy, we can target and strengthen the surrounding muscles in your back to take the pressure off your sciatic nerve.

When back injuries result in the sciatica it can lead to excruciating shooting pains, running from the lower back, into the leg and foot. An Osteopath can help release the nerve, release the pressure and reduce the pain.

The number of treatments needed will depend on the patient’s condition and other underlying issues. We aim to keep patient appointments to a minimum.

Within a relatively short period of time, we are able get a good idea of whether our treatment is being of benefit and worth persevering with, or whether further referral is necessary.  We will always discuss this with you and keep you informed.

What our patients say

Here are some of the responses we have received from our happy patients.

Karl Walker-Finch

“I saw Steven Baines for the first time recently having been recommended by my wife. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend him.”

Gerald Cullen

“I have visited Peter and his Mum at the practice in Elizabeth Street for almost 40 years!!! Every time I visit Peter he is very professional and a miracle worker!!! Would highly recommend to anyone needing attention!”

Tom Bentley

“Good practise with extremely knowledgeable staff. They were able to sort out and alleviating an ongoing back problem.”

Our Therapists

A unique group of fully qualified and experienced practitioners combining their skills to optimise your health.

Peter Pukacz


Peter joined the family practice in 1984 and qualified as an Osteopath in 1993. Since then he Peter has furthered his education by attending Post Graduate Training Courses at the Oxford College of Osteopathy.

Samuel Morris

BSc Hons (Ost), MSc

Sam uses a combination of manual osteopathic approaches tailored to suit the each individual patient. He takes an interest in posture and movement patterns and how they influence muscle and joint pain.

Steven D. Baines

B.Ost.(Hons), Dip.Sports Injuries

Steven is a very experienced Osteopath, who commenced is his osteopathic education in New Zealand, before later transferring to the British School of Osteopathy in London to complete his degree.

We can help!

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.

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