Sciatica in Peterborough

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Sciatica is an inflammation of the Sciatic nerve that runs down the leg from the spine. It is a symptom rather than a condition and may have a number of different causes.

Sciatica signs. You may have all or some of these:

  • Pain in the leg
  • Burning or tingling in the leg
  • Pins and needles
  • Pains or tingling in the foot
  • Pain in the bottom
  • Weakness or numbness in the leg
  • Feeling that leg may buckle under you
  • The feeling of water flowing down your leg, or ants crawling on the skin

The pain of sciatica can be a constant ache or you may get shooting pains in the leg. Continue reading “Sciatica in Peterborough”

McTimoney Chiropractic in Peterborough

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What is McTimoney Chiropractic?

McTimoney chiropractic is a gentle style of chiropractic that uses light, fast movements to adjust the bones of the body. It aims to improve the alignment of the skeleton.

Can McTimoney help me?

The gentle nature of McTimoney makes it suitable for people of all ages. Studies have shown that chiropractic can be helpful for a range of conditions including ankle sprain, cramp, elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from conditions of the back and neck, headache arising from the neck, inability to relax, joint pains, general, acute and chronic backache, generalised aches and pains, lumbago, mechanical neck pain, migraine prevention, minor sports injuries and tensions, muscle spasms, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, shoulder complaints and soft tissue disorders of the shoulder. Continue reading “McTimoney Chiropractic in Peterborough”

Backache After a Difficult Pregnancy

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A was a 42 year-old lady who came to the clinic with chronic backache and nerve pain (sciatica) radiating down her right leg.  She reported having ongoing back problems since the birth of her son 8 years previously. Both the pregnancy and delivery had been difficult – her son had been side-lying and required a forceps delivery. She reported that she had suffered from low level backache ever since – with episodes of acute pain and sciatica if she ‘overdid it’. She had previously been very active but, over time, the ongoing fear of aggravating the pain had forced her to do less and less.
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