Osteopathy can provide treatment for a large variety of nerve problems, whether its pain from the neck into the hands, pins and needles, muscular weakness or ‘sciatica’.


The sciatic nerve runs from the lumbar spine, behind the buttock muscle and down the back of the leg. Sciatica is the term used to describe pain along the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It is usually caused by back problems and / or a twisted pelvis.

Commonly sciatica is due to a spinal problem and the pain may only be felt in the leg. Occasionally if the nerve is compressed it may cause pain, reduced muscle tone and a reduction in sensation/numbness within the area that it supplies.

Nerves can be affected all over the body for a variety of different reasons. Common conditions that cause nerve entrapment include

  •  Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •  Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which affect the forearm, wrists and hands.
  • Median nerve/radial nerve, affects forearm, wrist and hands
  • Femoral, sciatic, obturator nerve irritation, may cause symptoms into thigh, knee and lower leg
  •  Pudendal nerve entrapment causes nerve entrapment in the pelvis, and affects that urinary system and reproductive system.
  •  Slipped disc, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis can cause nerve entrapment in the spine.
  • And many more

Osteopathic treatments can take pressure of the nerves being irritated or compressed and aftercare advice and rehabilitation can aid in maintaining improvements made and reduce risk of reoccurrence.