Nailsea Clinic: Let’s Talk Sciatica

Vector of a woman with a lower back pain

Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve, which runs from your hips to your feet, is irritated. Fashioned from nerve roots, they join together to form the largest nerve in the human body and feed each of your legs with messages from the brain and back again. This allows you to move your legs and walk,…

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40% of people will suffer with sciatica in their lifetime, but how can you avoid being one of them?

senior with Sciatica pain

Sciatica is a term many people are familiar with as up to 40% of people will experience it in their lifetime (NICE 2016). But what exactly is sciatica, what causes it and how can you prevent becoming one of them? Dr Pippa Seaton from our Clevedon Clinic and Dr Matt Newman from our Nailsea clinic discuss. Sciatica symptoms Typically, the pain associated…

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What is sciatica and how can you manage it?

Senior sciatica pain

Sciatica is possibly one of the most misunderstood ailments out there, yet also one of the most common. It is estimated that up to 40% of us will experience sciatica at least once in our lifetimes, with the likelihood becoming more pronounced with age, weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle. So, what actually is sciatica, and…

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