Sciatica may come on suddenly or gradually over a period of days or weeks. It is not uncommon for a painfully stiff back to seemingly resolve, only for the sciatic pain to start hours or days later.
The many varieties of sciatica mean that a diagnosis as to the exact cause is important, as this will give a good idea as to how long it will take to subside.
Treatment from your osteopath will help release those restrictions responsible for the initial inflammation or entrapment.
They will also look at the factors that might have led to the low back or pelvic restrictions in the first place.
A simple daily exercise programme will often be prescribed to avoid future relapses.