Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains sciatica

I have started putting together a number of video clips and the one above goes through what sciatica is and how it affects you.

Is there a particular topic you would like me to talk about relating to posture, back neck or shoulder pain? Leave a comment below or complete our enquiry form and let me know.

The best cure for sciatica is “appropriate” physical activity, and there’s good evidence for the benefits of spinal manipulation, but before undertaking any kind of activity make sure you speak to a professional first.  Check out our exercise section for ideas.  Even if the only thing you can do right now is going for a walk, that’s worth doing too.

By | 2017-03-03T09:54:16+00:00 May 3rd, 2011|Causes of Low Back Pain, Sciatica|2 Comments

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, and author of "active X backs - and effective solution for lower back pain"; he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

2 Comments

  1. Ruth Holloway 02/01/2017 at 01:51 - Reply

    Dear Gavin

    I am enquiring on behalf of two people – my partner and the father of my son-in-law. James Hawkins reccomended you.

    My partner Martin had a below the knee amputation due to vascular disease and has also developed sciatica. He is now recovering from a stroke. and pain levels have risen. Dean, who is my son-in-law’s father, is having a difficult time with shingles. He works really hard and has a branch of his restaurant business which gives opportunities and help to homeless people.in Edinburgh.

    I hope that you may be able to help and look forward to hearing from you.

    Ruth

    • Gavin Routledge 02/01/2017 at 11:32 - Reply

      Thanks for the enquiry Ruth. I’ll email you directly.
      Cheers
      Gavin

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