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Possible causes


If you have had your symptoms for several months and the conventional treatments aren't working, then there are several other personal and lifestyle factors that can keep you in the vicious cycle of pain. 





  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Low mood

  • Poor relationships

  • Low job satisfaction

  • Depression

  • Psychiatric issues

  • Involvement in litigation


  • Physiotherapy

  • Medication

  • Chiropractic

  • Osteopathy

  • Posture education

  • Specific exercises

  • Yoga and pilates

  • Acupuncture

  • Massages

  • Injections

  • Surgery



  • Yoga

  • Deep relaxation

  • Meditation

  • Mindfulness

  • Deep brething techniques

  • Typically pain in the legs stemming from the back is due to a disc problem. Whether you call it slipped or bulging disc does not matter. The disc can press on some of the nerves which travel to the leg and hence you can get symptoms there 

  • Many people have slipped discs but haven't got pain

  • Sometimes people can have pain but not a visible disc problem

  • With persistent leg pain, surgery and treatments become less effective

  • Comparing surgical and conservative treatments for sciatica, over a 2 year period the results are the same (Read more here)

Some facts:

Leg pain

Arising from the lower back


Also known as "sciatica" 








Leg symptoms which arise in the low back include

  • Pain 

  • Numbness 

  • Tingling 

  • Burning sensations 

  • Weakness in the leg

  • Feelings of tightness

  • More symptoms when sitting


Patient information
More info

Coming soon as a download

Mind-body treatments
Physical treatments
Addressing co-factors
Low back pain
Middle back pain
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