What Is Lower Back Pain & Sciatica?

Sciatica is a pain from the lower back down to the hip, buttocks and leg. You may experience a shooting pain from you back down to your leg or a slight aching or tingling sensation.

It is caused by placing too much pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the lower leg. This increased pressure could happen for a number of reasons. For example, pregnant women may develop sciatica as a result of the extra pressure added to their bodies. This, along with other pregnancy pains may be remedied with osteopathy. For others, it often develops as the spine ages or through an injury occurred during sport or heavy lifting activities.

Sciatica often develops suddenly and may last several days or weeks. It will generally come and go however, if you think you have been experiencing sciatic pain, seek out advice from one of our friendly osteopaths on how to manage your discomfort more effectively.

Lower back pain can be very complex and can occur for many reasons, which may include sporting injuries, accidents, period pain, heavy lifting or degenerative issues such as arthritis. Through determining the underlying cause of your pain your osteopath is able to provide treatment and develop a strategy to manage or improve your pain — book your appointment with one of our friendly and experienced osteopaths for your pain management consultation.

If you’ve never been to an osteopath before, click here to find out more about how it works and what to expect.


How Can Osteopathy Help With Lower Back Pain & Sciatica?

We provide simple steps for you to take in order to speed up the healing process of your lower back pain and sciatica.

If you are experiencing acute pain it is important to ensure you let your body heal and avoid the activities which have caused or may worsen your condition. It is also important to keep active by doing light exercises as regularly moving your body is essential to preventing further damage from occurring.

When you visit our osteopathy clinic, you will be supported by trained and experienced osteopaths and together we can thoroughly assess and recommend the best course of treatment for your back pain.

As each individual’s cause of lower back pain and sciatica is different, the skilled practitioners at flex osteopathy will work with you to develop your individual management plan during your consultation.

Sessions will generally include hands-on treatment including massaging and stretching the affected area and teaching you ways to improve your posture to prevent further pain and injuries. Your osteopath will also suggest exercises for you to do at home and in between sessions to assist in a quicker recovery.


Issues We Work With

The use of osteopathic treatments can manage a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

    Back aching? Tingling down your leg? Unable to sit in comfort? You may have sciatica.

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  • Pregnancy Pain

    An osteopath may be able to provide assistance if you are experiencing pain in pregnancy.

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  • Tendonitis Pain

    Dull aches? Decreased range of motion? And just feeling stiff? Ease your tendonitis.

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  • Tennis Elbow

    You shouldn’t have to live with the constant pain of tennis elbow. Get treatment today.

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  • Osteopathy For Babies

    Is your baby showing signs of distress? They can’t take care of themselves or voice their discomforts.

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  • Book A Consultation

    Not sure if osteopathy is for you? Contact us for a consultation today.

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Why Choose Us?

At Flex Osteopathy North Adelaide, our main focus is you.

Our experienced osteopaths can treat a wide range of symptoms in people of all ages, from children to the elderly by providing you with the most effective osteopathic treatments to relieve your pain.

Our practitioners use their knowledge and experience to ensure you understand your condition and to support you through the treatment process. The caring practitioners at Flex Osteopathy Adelaide are here to help manage your transition to healing and living your best life.

  • Over 20-years of combined clinical experience
  • Convenient CBD location in Adelaide
  • Treatments tailored for your unique needs
  • Holistic treatment for your pain

Located in North Adelaide, our osteopathy clinic sees a range of clients from across Adelaide and surrounding suburbs.


Suite 19, level 2
183 Tynte Street
North Adelaide 5006
South Australia

We are open from

“Monday – Wednesday 8.00am to 6.00pm,
Thursday 8.00am to 8.30pm & Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm.”


08 8278 8838

Blackwood Osteopathy, our convenient location for those located in The Hills


Unit 3/26
Coromandel Parade,
Blackwood 5051

We are open from

“Monday – Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm,
Friday & Saturday 8.00am to 12.00pm.”


08 8278 8838

Located within the rooms of Professional Integrative Medicine, there is ample parking at the back of the building


380 Goodwood Road,
Cumberland Park 4041

We are open from

“Call reception between the hours of 8.00am-4.30pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and between 8.00am-1.00pm Wednesday.


08 8379 1124

Let’s Talk Contact Us

Contact us on 08 8278 8838

to speak to one of our friendly staff with any questions
or to make an appointment.

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“After suffering chronic back pain for the past three years, I was referred to Flex Osteopathy by one of my colleagues… I still do my regular exercises and am still feeling more improvements each week.”

- Monique Ditto

“I was incredibly pleased to see the level of knowledge and expertise which the staff at Flex Osteopathy had… I was so happy to be welcomed in such a safe and welcoming environment with kind staff.”

- Brenda Churchill

“I have sent 5 people to the clinic and the lovely team at Flex…”

- Michael Wallburg

“A welcoming and warm practice with a friendly, team… Nikole is so kind and explains everything thoroughly… Would certainly recommend.”

- Cara Chung

Is pain taking over your life? Have a dull ache that you’ve grown used to?

You shouldn’t have to live with constant pain.

Make a booking today.

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