Wells Chiropractic and Osteopathy Centre

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The most common form of leg pain from the sciatic nerve is characterised by the following symptoms:

  • Starts in the low back or buttock and radiates down the back of the thigh and typically into the lower leg and/or the foot

  • Is usually experienced as a sharp pain, as opposed to a throbbing or dull ache. Words people often use to describe sciatic nerve pain include burning, searing, sharp, or electric-like pain. However, it varies between individuals.

  • It is usually worse when standing or sitting still, and feels better lying down or walking.

  • In addition to pain, other common symptoms include pressure, numbness, tingling, or a prickling sensation that radiates down the leg. Leg or foot weakness may also be present.

  • Sciatica is actually a symptom, not a diagnosis. The term literally means that you have pain down the leg resulting from compression of the sciatic nerve. Conditions that can cause this include SPINE STENOSIS, PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME, DISC BULGE, ARTHRITIS, SACRO-ILIAC JOINT PROBLEMS, PINCHED NERVE..... 


We are spine, joint and nervous system specialists and we aim to diagnose and treat the underlying cause as quickly as possible.

Call us today on 01749 674716 and quote the  £10 Sciatica Consultation Offer. 

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Osteopathy and Chiropractic has an essential role both for the acute episode as well as long term avoidance of further episodes. Your osteopath or chiropractor will diagnose sciatica by taking a full medical history and by testing your back, hips, and legs for strength, flexibility, sensation, and reflexes.


The most common type of sciatica that we encounter responds well to osteopathic and chiropractic treatment, which consists of relieving pressure and inflammation off the sciatic nerve.


Typical sciatica treatments we use include:

  • Gentle spinal mobilisation of the lower back.

  • Massage release of muscle spasm.

  • Traction of lumbar spine manually

  • Gently articulating the affected joints.

  • Rehabilitation and exercise.

  • Acupuncture.

  • Hot and Cold Therapy.

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1st Floor Rosebank Building, Priory Health Park, Glastonbury Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1XJ. 

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