Treating Sciatica at Osteopathy Bern


Sciatica refers to pain along the sciatic nerve which runs from the pelvis along the back of the leg down to the foot. 

Symptoms include pain along the side or the back of the hip and leg, usually in a very sudden manner. It can be associated with numbness, tingling or weekness in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve.


Some common causes of Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome (a muscle in the pelvis compressing the sciatic nerve)
  • Discs injuries in the lower back
  • Muscle knots
  • Pelvic injury or fracture
  • Other underlying pathologies of the back or surrounding structures 

How Osteopathie Bern helps Sciatica

At Osteopathy Bern, we will aim to help you gain a better understanding of the condition and treat you by applying manual techniques which aim to improve local drainage of the hip, pelvis and back as well as soft tissue techniques to soften tensed soft tissue structures. Furthermore, we aim to improve your overall hip, back and pelvic mobility. 

Lifestyle advice and adjustments will be discussed in order to help you imporve faster and to prevent reoccurence.

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