• Understanding Sciatica
  • Understanding Sciatica
  • Understanding Sciatica
  • Understanding Sciatica
  • Understanding Sciatica
  • Understanding Sciatica

By Tom Jesson, with contributions from Annina Schmid.

Understand sciatica. Discuss it with your patients with confidence. 

Available as an ebook or as a stylish paperback. 

Useful, interesting, and never, ever boring!

"Absolute gold... there's not many anatomy/physiology books that one can't put down" - June, Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist.

Click here to read the contents pages and see inside.

Ebook is in pdf and epub format. All paperback purchases also come with a copy of the ebook.

Ebooks sold on this page are for personal use. If you are purchasing an ebook for your team, department or library, please go to the group licence page.

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What's in the book:

  • Clinically-relevant anatomy, explained and illustrated so that everything just 'clicks'.

  • Fascinating explanations of nerve root injuries, why they hurt and why the nerve stops working.

  • A modern understanding of disc herniations. Equips you to answer all your patients' questions.

What readers say

"Absolute gold... Not many anatomy/physiology books that one can't put down" - June, Specialist Physiotherapist in Spinal Triage.

"I was expecting a good read, but what you get is even better! Absolutely brilliant stuff and a MUST read for any clinician who works with sciatica" - Michael, Physiotherapist.

"The book has made a massive difference to my practice and in explaining things to my patients." - Philip, Spinal Advanced Practice Practitioner.

Simply a good book as well as a good medical book. So much contemporary content, blended with a personal, readable format like the classic medical texts of the past.’ - Greig, Orthopaedic doctor & GP.

"Highly recommend this book. In addition to being informative and engaging it provides sensible, well-reasoned insight, useful for patients and clinicians alike" - Michael, US military PT.

"The sciatica Bible" - Luke, Physiotherapist.

About the authors

Tom Jesson is a physiotherapist specialising in nerve root problems. He has written two books about radicular pain, and published peer-reviewed research and textbook chapters on the topic. He is also an experienced writer and educator, practiced at summarising complex information in an easy-to-read style.

Prof. Annina Schmid is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Neuroscientist affiliated with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University in the UK.

She leads the Neuromusculoskeletal Health and Science Lab at Oxford University. Annina was the first allied health professional to win a prestigious Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust, recognising her contributions to discovery sciences.

FAQ

Check your inbox! I've sent you a link to download the ebook.

As for the difference between the two versions: This version has been substantially re-written to make it more readable. All of illustrations have also been improved. Of course, the fact that it's available in paperback is also a major change.

As for the content - there are some changes and additions, none of which are major. For example, there are new short passages on neuropathic pain and other topics, and slight changes in the way we interpret certain bits of evidence.

Yes. I recognise that the price of this book is a lot of money in some parts of the world.

Unfortunately we can't automate a discount, so please email us using the contact form - the link is located at the bottom left of this page. Let us know where you are from and we will send you a code for a substantial 'parity pricing' discount based on your location. There is no need to justify your request beyond providing your location.

For ebook use licenced in perpetuity please follow the link in the product description.

Yes, discounting is as follows:

5-9 copies = 15% discount

10-20 copies = 20% discount

20+ copies = 25% discount

Please use the contact form to place an order.

Possibly! The book is written for clincians, but we have had lots of very happy lay readers. All the information is broken down into simple chunks, and technical jargon is avoided where possible.

That said, to get the most out of the book it will help to have a very basic understanding of how nerves work, such as what an action potential is, and of the gross anatomy of the spine.

If you do buy the book and find that it's not for you, we can happily provide a full refund.

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