Are you frustrated with continuing sciatica, or perhaps a trapped nerve from the neck?
Sciatica can take the form of pain, aching and stiffness around the lower spine, hips and buttocks. It is often worse with movement, exercise, prolonged sitting and standing and pain goes into the legs sometimes with pins and needles or numbness.
Herniated (bulging) disc
Each of your vertebrae are like building blocks stacked on top of each other. In between, spacing them out, is a jammy doughnut (a disc). This helps the spine move in different directions and take compression forces during lifting or running for instance. Sometimes the jam squidges out (bulging or herniated disc) and can hit a nerve causing sciatica, or pain into the shoulders and arm.
I will carry out a detailed examination of your spine, discs, hips and posture, determining the cause of your pain. I will explain clearly what is happening and how I can help. I find many people have never been given a clear diagnosis – and this in itself provides understanding and often much relief. I will also address the imbalance of forces maintaining the problem – often weak core muscles, poor posture, prolapsed disc, prolonged sitting, driving, past falls and injuries and incorrect lifting techniques.
I will use a wide range of safe and effective pain free treatments, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, tailored specifically for you. It will involve a variety of techniques to reduce pain, and decrease the pressure on compressed nerves or discs. Gentle traction is particularly effective with prolapsed discs and nerve compression. My aim is to increase movement and reduce muscle spasm and inflammation. I will provide you with the latest Pilates based exercises, especially important to maintain strong core muscles in the long term so you are less likely to re-injure.Your First Visit Pain free Treatment
Is it for me?
I have helped many people just like you who found sciatica or nerve pain limiting their lives.
I understand you might like to chat through your symptoms with me before booking, so I now offer a free, no obligation 10 minutes phone consultation. We can decide together if I may help you become the healthier, pain free you again.
“From the off Michelle is lovely. She listens with care and gives good guidance. I will continue to use Michelle whom I am confident will help me on my road to recovery from sciatica. ”