Frequently Asked Questions


Who's the company behind Sciaticalm?

Medical Technology Ltd, a UK based licenced manufacturer of pain relief devices for pharmacy and retail. Operating under ISO13485 as a medical device manufacturer, the company is thoroughly audited annually on behalf of the MHRA (Medicine and Health Regulatory Authority). MTL's head office is in Guernsey with fulfillment operations in Southampton and the USA.


Is Sciaticalm proven to cure sciatica?

Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a herniated disc or other spinal abnormality which causes pain down the sciatic nerve. Sciaticalm has been proven in clinical trials to relieve the pain of the condition but it does not treat its underlying cause.


Is Sciaticalm guaranteed to remove all pain in my leg or back?

No. The level of pain relief varies between patients and can range from some pain reduction to complete removal of all pain in others. As with all medical treatments its effectiveness is dependent on the patient and can vary.


What do I do if it doesn't work for me?

Simple, every order comes with a pre-addressed label for returns so you can easily post it to us for a refund. We operate a 14 day money back guarantee for UK orders.


How does Sciaticalm work?

By applying precisely controlled frequency shockwaves to the sciatic nerve as it runs down the leg. As the pain is carried in the same pathway as the vibration this impedes the pain signals to the brain, relieving the pain. This is a similar process to TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) but more effective and without using an electrical signal.


Is shockwave therapy an approved treatment?

ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) is an approved treatment included in NHS guidance for doctors provided by NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.


Can Sciaticalm be used to treat other forms of painful condition such as tendon/tissue disorders?

Yes, there are other variations of the Sciaticalm device for conditions such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Please contact us for more information if you're interested in these.


Can I use Sciaticalm anywhere and how many times a day can I use it?

Sciaticalm is light, portable and safe to use at any time it is convenient. Many users use the device under clothes to give relief when needed and increased mobility. Doctors usually recommend three treatments of 10 minutes a day but it can be used more often if required.


Can I use Sciaticalm with other treatments?

Yes. You can safely combine Sciaticalm with any other treatment. Sciaticalm is safe and side effect free and does not inhibit the effectiveness of any other treatment. A 1984 study in the Journal of Pain showed that combining other modalities (methods of therapy) with shockwave therapy meant greater overall pain relief.


Can I use Sciaticalm if I have a pacemaker or I am pregnant?

Yes. Sciaticalm is safe to use with a pacemaker or whilst pregnant.


I am under 18. Can I use Sciaticalm?

No. Sciaticalm is for use by over 18's only. If you are under the age of 18 and experience back or leg pain we recommend you see your doctor immediately.


How long do the batteries last?

With normal use of three courses of treatment every day, the supplied battery should work for around 4 to 5 days. When the battery is at the end of its life the device will still work for a period of time but may not be as effective. We offer a charger pack option when purchasing which allows you to use rechargeable batteries if required (UK orders only).


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