Nerves often become trapped and inflammed when muscles in the back go into spasm, or they get compressed by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae of the spine.

The most commonly compressed nerve in our experience is the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of the leg to the foot. Compression of the sciatic nerve can lead to pain, pins and needles and numbness in the buttock, thigh, calf and foot

Interestingly, clients that do have “sciatica”, a trapped nerve causing leg or foot symptoms, often do not have pain in the back itself – although the cause of the trapped nerve is nearly always to be found in the low back.

Our Osteopaths are trained to assess, diagnose and treat nerve injuries, applying manual therapy techniques to relieve nerve compression and advising on appropriate exercises and stretches

Sciatica and trapped nerve pain treatment Oxford

Do you think you have a trapped nerve? Request a call back from one of our osteopaths