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Sciatica Treatments

Sciatica is the term used to describe a set of symptoms caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the roots of the spinal cord in our lower back, down to the buttock area, along the back of our leg to our foot.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica can come on gradually over time, but it can also be triggered by very small, everyday movements – like bending over to one side to pick something up – or from sudden traumas or incidents, like falling off a ladder and landing on your back. The condition usually affects just one side of the buttocks and leg and you may or may not experience back pain as part of sciatica.

Other back issues can mimic sciatica so it is important to receive a correct diagnosis from a trained physiotherapist. Most importantly, though, sciatica is a very treatable condition with appropriate management.

As many as 40% of people will get sciatica during their lifetime.
— Harvard Medical School*

How We Can Help Your Sciatica Pain



Treatment from our expert physiotherapy team can relieve nerve root compression of the sciatic nerve through manual therapy techniques.



We aim to prevent further sciatic pain by determining the exact cause of the issue and identifying factors that could make you predisposed to it in future.


Exercise programmes from a fully qualified Physiotherapist has been shown to play a key role in the successful management of this condition.


Common Sciatica Symptoms That We Treat

  • Pain on one side of the buttocks

  • Burning sensations along the leg

  • Relief from pain when lying down or walking, but worsens when seated or standing

  • Numbness or weakness

  • Hip pain

  • Tingling sense radiating down from your

    back to lower leg


What Our Physios Say

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"Lots of my patients are afraid that activity and movement cause their sciatic pain, but low-impact exercise can really help to alleviate the symptoms and prevent future episodes."

- Jack Kavanagh, Chartered Physiotherapist


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Dublin: 01 6799685

Cork: 021 4552180


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Our patient services team are available Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm. If your enquiry is urgent please call our team at 01-6799685 and we can assist you.

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