Causes and Treatment of Back Pain and Sciatica


Nearly everybody will suffer a bad back at some time in their life. It may be acute pain that happens suddenly and is short-term, or it might be a regular and recurring problem causing chronic long-term pain.

Sciatica is also a common and distressing condition, that can leave life long changes in your health.

Whether your pain is mildly irritating or completely devastating to your life, it’s important to see a Specialist to relieve you of that pain and to prevent further and future damage.

A very small proportion of Back Pain and Sciatica cases may be due to an underlying health condition such as a broken bone, cancer, osteoporosis or an infection.

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Common Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica



There is always a reason for your pain. Causes range from minor strains to underlying serious issues.

Chiropractors train for a minimum of four years in full-time education to diagnose, manage, and treat the pain and debilitation caused by problems with the musculoskeletal system. A range of professional treatments and techniques can be used to treat the joints and tissues in the back to relieve pain in all age groups.

Some problems require medical help and will be referred to the appropriate specialism.

If your pain isn’t going away, is getting worse, stopping you from enjoying your life – and preventing you from sleeping, do not hesitate to see a Back Pain and Sciatica Specialist Chiropractor at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic in Fareham to help diagnose and treat your pain.


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Treatment of Back Pain and Sciatica


Most back pain and sciatica is treated in non-hospital settings, in outpatient clinics or in local, often private Clinical settings.

Treatment techniques include Manipulation, Mobilisation, Electrotherapy, Acupuncture, Massage, Exercise and Lifestyle Advice with reassurance.

Medical treatment may include Medication, Injections of nerves, Disc Resection, Fusion of joints or joint Replacements, and treatments for uncommon pathologies like cancer and TB spine.

Many conditions mentioned below that are diagnosed in Primary care like Chiropractic Clinics are immediately referred for medical management. these include osteopenia, osteoporosis, cancer and other pathologies. For example, Chiropractors treat minor sports injuries, but refer onto medical specialisms, more complex cases, for example, tears in a rotator cuff or gluteus medius.

Common Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica include:


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritic conditions
  • Pulled muscles, strains, or other injuries
  • Degenerative Intervertebral Discs and facet joint disorders
  • Obesity
  • Trapped nerves
  • Inherited disorders
  • Trauma
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Poor posture
  • The wrong exercise programmes
  • Sports Injuries
  • Poor Working environment
  • Excessive driving
  • Occupational injuries
  • The wrong mattress or pillow
  • Stress and distress
  • Pathology eg Cancer



Why ask Homewood Chiropractic for help?


Homewood Chiropractic has been treating patients in Fareham and the surrounding areas for more than 55 years. Most people seek our help following the personal recommendation of colleagues, friends or family.

With an excellent reputation, 5-star Google reviews and as a long-established clinic, you have the confidence of knowing that our very experienced team has looked after thousands of patients. We are well-known for our expert and caring help for all ages.


What our patients say




Claire Salerno
Claire Salerno
1. August, 2023
Max is absolutely brilliant! Thank you!
Susan Barnett
Susan Barnett
28. July, 2023
I can't think why I haven't left a review before....Elaine has been my chiropractor for over twenty five years. I have spoken to people who say they are nervous to trust chiropractors....if you are that person, go and see Elaine, I promise you, you can trust her 100%. You will feel at ease at ease from the moment you step into Elaine's room. ...One visit to Homewood, and you'll never go anywhere else!
steve hughes
steve hughes
23. July, 2023
Excellent care and very friendly people
Al ex
Al ex
15. July, 2023
This place, in my opinion is by far the only place you should go for your chiropractic needs The place itself is so calming, the staff couldn't be more kind and the service isn't like anything I've ever had 11/10
Debbie Billings
Debbie Billings
12. June, 2023
After just one treatment I can already feel an improvement.
Richard Marshall
Richard Marshall
22. May, 2023
So far the best Chiro I've been to. More specific in adjustments, dry needling and muscle work included which has made a pleasant change from the standard crack everything and off you go style treatment! Highly recommended!
Paul Hill
Paul Hill
21. May, 2023
Best chiropractic practitioners....ever!!!
Dave Whiteman
Dave Whiteman
26. April, 2023
A huge Thankyou to Elaine for organising an ultrasound for me last month at the Homewood Chiropractic Clinic as a direct result of this service I was able to help the consoltant at Q/A hospital today 26/04/23, with my medical needs for an operation very soon , this has made a difficult process run much smoother and quicker with all the information at hand , the team at Homewood are so professional and helpful Thankyou to you all
Garth Naldrett
Garth Naldrett
21. April, 2023
Friendly reception and chiropractor who knew what he was doing.
Pauline Waterman
Pauline Waterman
23. March, 2023
Excellent fix of my lower problematic back during an appointment on the same day as my request. Pity the NHS cannot do this! David Waterman.





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Not Sure If Homewood Chiropractic Can Help You With Back Pain And Sciatica?

If you’re not sure if we can help you at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic then you can take up our “Free Chiro Check” offer.

It’s a 15 minute informal, private chat which will help you decide if we are the right clinic for you.

How to book your Free Chiro Check?

Simply call our clinic and ask for a Free Chiro Check.


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What  Happens When You First Visit Homewood Chiropractic


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The first step in treating your Back Pain and Sciatica effectively is to have a diagnosis. During your initial visit, we will perform a thorough examination to determine how best to care for you, including; a spinal examination, nerve, joint, and muscle tests, postural analysis and careful scrutiny of your medical, lifestyle and occupational history.

Our very experienced Chiropractors discuss their findings and diagnosis with you before carefully explaining how best to treat your problem.

This approach means your treatment can often start immediately. Occasionally we may suggest an XRAY, MRI or Diagnostic Ultrasound to clarify your condition. These tests are carried out in-house or at local facilities. You may also be referred immediately to your GP or a Medical Specialist in the appropriate specialism.

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How Long Is A Course Of Chiropractic Treatment?


This depends on your diagnosis, condition and how you respond to treatment. However, you do not have to commit to months of care and the associated cost. With no minimum course of treatment, we strive to save both your back and your money – most people can be assessed and treated within a few sessions. Complicated and long-standing cases, which often includes Sciatica, can take longer to solve. Our average treatment time is 4.8 sessions. We also offer a Second Opinion Service which you can book to discuss an ongoing condition which is not responding as you would like. Just let us know that this is your wish when you book your Free Chiro Check or your New Patient Appointment.

We offer a regular check-up and follow-up service at the same charge as other treatments. Many people value the reassurance of a checkup and treatment to help keep themselves in tip-top condition and to help prevent flare-ups.

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Chiropractic treatment at Homewood Clinic



Treatment And Tests At Homewood Chiropractic


  • Advice, reassurance, care, and treatment from highly qualified and experienced Chiropractors
  • Treatment is carefully chosen for your age and condition.
  • Chiropractic Manipulation is famous for its efficacy but we also use other forms of treatments to ease your pain and get you back to health. If you don’t want manipulation, we will treat you in other effective ways.
  • Extensive treatment options, including manipulative and non-manipulative Chiropractic techniques, Activator, Traction, Sacro Occipital Technique, Cranial Therapy, Laser, Western Acupuncture, Therapeutic Ultrasound, personally tailored Exercise Programmes, posture evaluation and training, and massage.
  • On-site X-ray, but with a hospital report, speeds up your diagnosis.
  • Co-management of cases with other health professionals
  • Treatment of athletes and people who are active to help optimise performance
  • Advice on aftercare, including exercises and lifestyle changes to prevent future back pain

We aim to help you to feel as well as possible, as quickly as possible, so that you can get back to getting the most out of life.

Don’t continue to suffer; Book An Appointment with one of our experienced chiropractor to find out how we can help with your Back Pain and Sciatica.


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Useful Links

NICE – Sciatica

NICE – Low Back Pain

RCC guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of low back pain

Overview of clinical guidelines for the management of non-specific low back pain in primary care

Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain



The title of „chiropractor‟ is protected by law and chiropractors are regulated by statute. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the UK-wide statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. They check that all chiropractors are properly qualified and fit to practise. There are five representative bodies for chiropractors in the UK: British Chiropractic Association (BCA); Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC); United Chiropractic Association (UCA); Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA);McTimoney Chiropractic Association.

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