Sciatica & Referred Arm Pain
Pain in the leg or arm can often be referred from the spine. A herniated disc, joint inflammation, vertebral slip (spondylolisthesis), muscle spasm or bony growths can compress or irritate the nerves leading to pain, numbness, weakness or paraesthesia.
These conditions can be very painful and must be treated with care. It is important to identify the structure at fault before starting treatment because an exercise that improves one condition may worsen another. We can help you to identify the structure at fault and provide treatment to correct your problem. If the structure of the spine is damaged you will need ongoing management to keep yourself in the best condition possible. We will help advise you on long term strategies, what exercises to do in an acute episode and what activities to be careful with.