Sciatica is a name given to pain that radiates along the course of the sciatic nerve which runs from your lower back, through your buttock, down each leg into your foot. It most commonly occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed by an acute disc prolapse; think of a disc like a jam doughnut whereby the jam (nucleus pulposus) is squeezed out of the bread (annulus fibrosus) and into the spinal canal leading to irritation of the nerve. Symptoms include shooting pain down the back of one or both legs, pins and needles, numbness and weakness.
Common treatment strategies used for sciatica includes:
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Dr Raj Subbu, a Cardiff Medical School graduate, specialises in Sports and Exercise Medicine, focusing on musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries and concussion. As the Lead Club Doctor for Saracens Rugby Club, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Therapy and Interventions.
Jonathan, Lead Physiotherapist at Private GP Services, excels in musculoskeletal injuries and sports rehabilitation, especially lower limb pathologies. With eleven years at Saracens rugby club and experience in private practice and elite sports consultations, he brings expertise to the St Albans clinic.