Sciatica & Back Pain Treatment Stockport

Back Pain & Sciatica

Worldwide, low back pain (LBP) causes more disability than any other condition. Around one-third of the UK adult population suffers from LBP each year. At our clinic in Stockport, assessment and management of back pain and sciatica are essential for effective treatment to help ease symptoms and improve quality of life.

Recently, guidelines were developed for physical therapists to improve treatment and outcomes for people with LBP. According to the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, exercise, manual therapy, and education are the best solution for LBP. As each person’s pain and its life impact is different, the care plan should be tailored to the person’s unique symptoms, diagnosis, lifestyle, health goals and values.

An osteopathic trial in 2013 showed substantial LBP improvement, decreased use of prescription for LBP over 12 weeks with osteopathic manual treatment.

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Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction:

The Sacroiliac joint connects the hip bones to the sacrum (the triangular bone between your lower back and tailbone). SIJ act as a shock absorber between the upper body, pelvis, and the legs. Patients experiencing SIJ dysfunction might show symptoms that overlap with those seen in low back pain. The prevalence of SIJ dysfunction among patients with LBP is estimated to be 15% to 30%, an extraordinary number given the total number of patients presenting with LBP every year. 

Common symptoms experiencing with SIJ dysfunction include:

  • Lower back pain which is typically felt only on one side
  • Pain that travels into the hips, buttocks, and groin.
  • Sciatic like pain in the buttock and back of the thigh
  • Stiffness and lack of mobility in lower back and hips

SIJ dysfunction is highly common among pregnant patients. This can be explained by the anatomical changes during pregnancy such as increases in bodyweight, spinal lordosis (i.e., the inward curve of the lower back just above the buttocks), laxity of the spine and pelvis due to hormone relaxin.

Perhaps the most common touted treatment for SIJ pain is anti-inflammatory medications including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), however NSAIDs are not generally recommended for pregnant patients. Hence manual therapy such as osteopathic manipulation technique can be highly beneficial for long and short-term symptomatic relief. Other common initial treatment for SIJ pain include applying ice/heat, support, or braces and SIJ injection. In rare cases, you doctor might suggest SI joint fusion where a surgeon uses pins and implants to join the bones near the joint.


What Our Clients Say

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I got in touch with osteoandspinal after my second knee surgery as I was concerned about my recovery. After my initial consultation, Mahsa explained the issue and laid out a thorough plan for rehabilitating my knee. Following the recommended exercises and after a few adjustments, I’m already feeling stronger and more confident. I am very pleased with the results and would highly recommend osteoandspinal clinic.

Aryan R

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I can’t recommend this place enough! I visited osteoandspinal during my pregnancy when I developed a severe back pain. Mahsa made me feel comfortable and at ease by explaining all aspects of the treatment. Over the next couple of visits, she managed to reduce the pain through adjustments and acupuncture.

Sophia O

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