"Exercises had a significant affect on my sciatica"

About: Community Health Services / Community physiotherapy

(as the patient),

My GP referred me to the physiotherapy because my sciatica was getting worse. I couldn't stand for more than a few minutes! Queuing, ironing, gardening etc.

The physiotherapist taught me exercises and things to avoid like heavy shopping and lifting (great grandchildren, mainly! ! ). The exercises are more stretching and holding the position which has had a significant affect on my sciatica.

That, and not being silly about carrying heavy goods have really taught me to understand that to have a good social life I must adhere to these changes.

I realise the rest of wear and tare with my age and if I learn to adjust there is no reason not to enjoy my active life.

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Response from Jacqui Sellek, PALS Coordinator, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Label970

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your experience when accessing our service. Please be assured that your comments will be relayed to the relevant staff.

With kind regards

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