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What is Sciatica?

The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the human body and runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. If it becomes compressed or irritated, the medical condition known as sciatica can result. This refers to pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates along the sciatic nerve and into surrounding areas.

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Symptoms of Sciatica

The symptoms of sciatica can range from mild to severe and can occur in the lower back, buttocks, or legs.
These may include the following:
Sharp pain
Weakness in the affected leg, lower back, or buttocks
These symptoms can be triggered or compounded by coughing, sneezing, or prolonged periods of standing or sitting.

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Common Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica can occur for various reasons due to the locality of the sciatic nerve, the movement that the area undertakes, and the strain that is placed on it. Some of these factors can include:
A herniated or bulging spinal disc, which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Spinal stenosis, which involves a narrowing of the spinal canal.
Degenerative disc disease.
Hypertense muscles that impinge the sciatic nerve.
Muscle strain.
Injury to the nerve or region.

What Are The Benefits Of Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage therapy can provide a number of benefits for those who are suffering from muscle pain and tension.

Your remedial massage therapist will work to release knots and trigger points in the muscles, which can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion.

Remedial massage can also help to improve circulation and lymphatic flow, which can speed up the healing process. If you are looking for a way to reduce pain and improve your overall health, remedial massage therapy may be the solution for you.

Releases knots and tension in muscles
Reduces pain

Improves range of motion

Speeds up the healing process

Improves circulation
Reduces stress and anxiety levels

Treatment for Sciatica

Our team at Modern Medicine consists of experienced allied health professionals from a range of disciplines, which allows us to approach your care holistically and collaboratively.

We will provide a thorough assessment to diagnose sciatica and identify the underlying cause. This involves a discussion regarding your symptoms, lifestyle and the history of your pain, and a physical examination. An imaging test, such as an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan, may be required in certain circumstances to confirm the diagnosis and plan treatment. Recovery time for sciatica will depend on the severity of your condition.

Depending on your needs, one or more of our therapy options may prove beneficial for you.

Remedial Massage

Our remedial massage therapists in Ballarat use hands-on techniques to help improve your pain. Reducing the tension in surrounding muscle is often useful to relieving sciatica pain.


Myotherapy treatment can include options such as dry needling, which can target deeper muscles.

Exercise Physiology

Using a personalised exercise physiology program can help to improve certain underlying issues, strengthen and improve mobility of the surrounding area, and minimise deconditioning in the rest of your body. Education and guidance regarding activity modification, posture, and injury prevention can also be included.

Prevent Sciatica Occurring or Reoccurring

Sciatica can affect anyone. Some people may be predisposed due to underlying factors, but there are steps everyone can take to reduce the risk of experiencing this condition. Maintaining good posture is vital to reduce the strain and pressure put on the sciatica nerve. Regular exercise can help to strengthen the region, improve flexibility and adequate range of movement, and maintain overall health and wellness, which can decrease the impact of certain potential triggers. If you are sedentary most days, such as in an office job, make sure you take frequent breaks to move, stretch, and stand. Avoid lifting heavy objects if you have a weakened back, buttock, and leg region, and ensure your lifting technique is correct if you do pick up items.

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Treat Your Sciatica at Modern Medicine

Sciatica can be a significantly painful condition that can interfere with your daily activities and force you to miss out on things you love and need to do. Our team can take a holistic approach to helping you find relief and reduce your risk of the condition occurring again. If you are experiencing pain due to your sciatica nerve, please contact us at Modern Medicine in Ballarat to organise an initial consultation. If you have not experienced sciatica but are keen to gain guidance on how to prevent it, we are always happy to assist.

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