Are you in pain? Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica


Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, PhysiotherapyMassage Therapy 


Lower back pain is located from the beltline and 30 cm above and into the buttocks. Sometimes the back pain is accompanied by referred pain to groin and legs.
The lower back has 5 vertebrae. Each bony vertebra has two joints separated by a disc which acts as a spacer and shock absorber for the spine which is supported by ligaments and muscles. A nerve exits at each vertebra level in the spine.
Back pain results when one or a combination of the above structures is injured and inflamed, which can result in a trapped nerve e.g. sciatica.


Lower Back Pain, causes and treatment, The House Clinics, Bristol


Back and Leg Pain – Slipped, Bulging or Prolapsed Disc

Leg pain can occur when the disc protrudes and irritates the nerve. Strenuous activity that often includes a combination of bending, twisting, and lifting can cause the inner gel of the disc to bulge on to the nerve.
If the nerve is irritated or trapped, pain, numbness, pins, and needles can be felt in the leg, calf, or foot depending on which nerve is trapped. Sciatica is the most common condition which causes pain down the back and side of the leg, while femoralgia can cause pain down the front of the leg.

Treatments Recommended

Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by the poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs, and nerves.

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Physiotherapists specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms, and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments, and surrounding structures.

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Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles. 

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As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.

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