More About Sciatica

Sciatica is pain coming down the back of your leg, that comes from your lower back. It is extremely common and can be quite severe.

It’s really important that the cause of your sciatica is identified in-order to devise the most effective treatment plan for you. It could from a herniated or prolapsed disc, a narrowing around your nerve in your back, impingement of the nerve in your back or it may be caused from muscle tension in and around your spine and pelvis.

Rarely, there may be more serious causes of your sciatica symptoms, but we ensure our thorough assessment will screen for anything to be concerned about and we will refer you on to a specialist without delay if this is needed.

The pain from sciatica can be quite acute and severe. But with the right diagnosis and treatment can resolve really quickly.

Once we have identified what is causing your sciatica, treatments may include:

  • Reassurance and advice (this is more powerful than you may think!)
  • Activity and rest advice, so you can be comfortable and sleep better
  • A graded exercise programme
  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise based rehab
  • Clinical Pilates, particularly if it’s recurrent or long-standing

Sciatica Physio Chandlers Ford

Why Choose

goPhysio

Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences.

I have been attending Pilates weekly for a few years after suffering with sciatica from a disc injury. Its really helped with my recovery and I feel a lot stronger than I ever have. Classes are small so there is more focus on individual needs. Friendly staff and great facilities. Highly recommend.

K. CHURCHOUSE

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How We Can Help

We’ll help you to understand why you have sciatica and how to ease it – both during an acute flare up or long term pain. Your treatment will vary depending on the nature and cause of your pain and how severe it is.

Treatments for sciatica may include:

  • Manual therapy to mobilise joints
  • Soft tissue release and massage to ease spasm and pain
  • A personal exercise programme
  • Advice on pain relief and long term strategies
  • Simple lifestyle changes to ease pain

Frequently Asked Questions

No (unless specified by your health insurance company). We accept direct referrals, minimising any hold ups in your treatment, giving you peace of mind and a positive action plan without any delays.
Wear something comfortable and appropriate for the area of your injury to be assessed thoroughly e.g. shorts for a knee injury. Your modesty will be respected at all times.
Payment is due at the end of every appointment. Our preferred method of payment is by card but we can also take payment online securely via Stripe. We can email over a copy of your receipt if you need it. We do not work directly with any private medical insurance companies. Depending on your policy, you may be able to claim back your fees. We advise that you check the full details of your policy prior to booking an appointment.

There have been many changes with the way health insurance companies cover physiotherapy recently. Subsequently, we require all patients to pay for their physiotherapy appointements up front per appointment. We will provide you with a printed receipt which includes your Physiotherapist’s HCPC number, which you can then provide to your individual insurance company. Depending on your individual policy, you may be able to reclaim some or all of your fees. Policies and cover varies widely now and we are unable to accept any responsibility for the amount you may be able to recaim from your insurance company. You will be responsible for any shortfall.

If you are looking to claim back your fees through your health insurance company, please do let us know, as not all our Clinicains are recognised by health insurance.

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We understand that sometimes things come up, however we would appreciate as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend your appointment. We just ask that you give us a minimum of 24 hrs notice of any changes to your appointment so that we can re-allocate the appointment. Less than 24 hours notice will result in a charge. Appointment slots are very valuable and without adequate notice that appointment can’t be used for another patient. We send out both text message & email appointment reminders to help you remember your appointment time.

Please just give us a call or drop us an email if you’d like to change your appointment.

Not really, just yourself! However, if you have had any tests or investigations related to your problem (like a scan or X Ray), it can be helpful to bring these along. If you are being assessed for an injury which uses some equipment, it may be useful to bring this along e.g. running footwear.

Reviews

What They Say

Antonia Perez
Antonia Perez
2023-11-25
We got an appointment promptly, the appointment went smoothly. Very nice physios. 👌
Fran Helen
Fran Helen
2023-11-06
Really knowledgeable and supportive, with clear advice to help. I feel so reassured after this appointment, highly recommended, they really listened to me. Thank you.
Brenda Hinnell
Brenda Hinnell
2023-10-27
First visit and in urgent need of physio as really suffering from not being able to run. Lottie was very patient and understanding with a lovely manner. She worked wonders and I am looking forward to my next visit.
James Grierson
James Grierson
2023-10-21
Great first appointment, really listened to my problems annd thorough anssessment and have come up with a clear rehab plan to get me back on track.
Nuisha Russo
Nuisha Russo
2023-10-21
I had a really good visit to GoPhysio. I have had sciatica for two months and it wasn't showing any signs of improvement. Sophie gave me a thorough assessment and then provided acupuncture and ultra sound. After one visit my sciatica has almost gone. I am really pleased.
kay luffman
kay luffman
2023-10-08
Everyone at go physio is so helpful & friendly. I have been receiving treatment for golfers elbow from Hannah Gelder, and couldn’t be happier, I wish I had gone earlier! She explains everything well, and guides you through exercises etc. very amiable and makes you feel at ease. Highly recommend
Chris Kitchen
Chris Kitchen
2023-10-07
They are a great friendly team who always manage to sort my sports injuries out. Can recommend them highly
Mark Dewey
Mark Dewey
2023-10-05
Go Physio definitely the place to go, came away feeling better and reassured and with a plan going forward.
Christine Raw
Christine Raw
2023-10-05
Very professional service and excellent treatment. Listened and gave good advice.
Kay Horton
Kay Horton
2023-10-05
I have been attending goPhysio for about two years. As a company they are very professional and provide a very good level of service to include efficiency and courtesy and are always consistent in their approach. This very much includes the admin /reception team whom are the first people you make contact with. My Physio has excellent knowledge and has assisted me with sound advice and ongoing exercise regimes which are achievable and realistic. This has supported me well in between appointments. Although always busy I am normally able to see Roz at a mutually convenient time. Thank you to all the team