Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle is one of the deepest muscles in the buttock, and the sciatic nerve runs nearby. For some people (approximately 20% of the population), the nerve actually runs through the muscle itself – chances are you would never know if that’s the...
Sciatica and Osteopathy

Sciatica and Osteopathy

The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg, and when it is irritated, it causes sciatica. Sciatica is simply a collection of symptoms from the sciatic nerve, such as a shooting pain, pins and needles, or numbness. These symptoms will be in the back of the leg,...
Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Many women develop aches and pains while pregnant. Osteopathy is a gentle therapy that is appropriate throughout pregnancy and post-natally. Back pain while pregnant Back pain affects most of us at some point, and it’s a common side effect of pregnancy. Hormones...
Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common – according to a survey published in 2000 almost half the adult population of the UK (49%) report low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will...