Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica Treatment in Bedford

Osteopathy can be very beneficial in managing sciatic pain. In our Bedford clinic, we have many years of experience providing drug-free noninvasive sciatic therapy to many patients.

What is sciatica and how do I know if I have it?

Sciatic pain is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is often felt as excruciating pain down the back of the leg and can sometimes reach as far as the foot. Pins and needles and/or loss of the ability to feel touch on the surface of the skin on the calf or foot can also be a sign of sciatica. Sciatica often reoccurs and it’s a condition that seems to get worse on each occasion.

Sciatica Diagnosis

To diagnose sciatica, our osteopath will take a thorough medical history, physical and neurological assessment. They will also aim to understand why in particular YOUR  sciatic nerve is irritated. Often it can be pressure from a bulging disc or from osteoarthritic changes within the spine.

Sciatica Treatment

The key aim of treatment in our Bedford clinic will be to relieve pressure on the nerve. Often this is around the area of pain but can also include areas like your upper back and neck.

A Man With Back Pain Sitting on his Bed

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Osteopathy appointment cost?

At our clinic we provide an initial consultation for £48 (around 45 minutes to an hour), with follow up sessions (30-40 minutes) for £43. We have prepared a blog post detailing our costs and what to expect from your treatment.

How can I book an Osteopathy appointment?

We have an online booking system which allows you to quickly and easily book either your initial consultation or a follow-up appointment. Click here to book an appointment.

What should I wear to my Osteopathy session?

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in.

Can I bring a friend or relative to my appointment?

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Does Osteopathy hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. During your appointment, we will tell you what to expect and will want you to let us know if you are in pain. You may feel stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

Is an Osteopath the same as a Chiropractor?

No. Osteopaths tend to treat a wider range of conditions, whereas Chiropractors mainly focus on muscle and joint pain. Check out our blog post which discusses the similarities and differences between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor.

Knee pain is very common and is most often successfully treated with osteopathy, surgery is very rarely needed.

Shoulder pain can seemingly come from nowhere or can happen as a result of a trauma during sports or an accident.

Osteopaths have become known for treating back pain and osteopathy offers an effective, affordable and natural solution for the problem.

The head and neck are a complex and delicate area and are worked upon frequently by osteopaths.