Sciatica

If you suffer from back, buttock or thigh pain, with or without numbness or a tingling sensation down one of your legs it’s likely you are suffering from sciatica.

I often treat my sciatica patients with a combination of joint manipulation, soft tissue release, traction and massage, as well as corrective exercises. This combination not only helps to reduce pain in the short term but also helps to get rid of the problem for good.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica simply means irritation of the sciatic nerve. This often causes symptoms such as low back or buttock pain that radiates down the back of the legs, sometimes all the way to the foot but often just to the hamstring or calf areas.

The pain can often be accompanied by pins and needles down the leg, or sometimes even numbness and weakness.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica produces pain and other symptoms due to something pressing or irritating the sciatic nerve. This can be related to a specific injury, but sciatica can also develop over a longer time frame without a pre-existing injury. This can often be very confusing and worrying but shouldn’t be a cause for alarm.

Things that can cause sciatica include:

  • Injuries to the discs between the vertebrae in our spine
  • Spinal stenosis – an age related process whereby the part of the spine where nerves pass through becomes narrowed
  • A build up of muscular tension in the buttock which then irritates the sciatic nerve
  • Rare back pathologies.

Whatever the cause of your sciatica, there is a lot that can be done to help reduce the irritation on the nerve and reduce your pain levels and other symptoms.

Is sciatica helped by chiropractic care?

Yes! Chiropractor’s can help with sciatica! An important step in working out how to help patients with sciatica is trying to understand what the underlying cause of the sciatica might be.

This allows us to target the treatment at the true cause, allowing long term improvement and injury prevention to occur, rather than just masking the symptoms. Therefore, the exact treatment you might experience for your sciatica will differ to someone else’s.

Chiropractors are expertly trained to assess and treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system, we can help with all of the causes of sciatica mentioned above.

Chiropractic care doesn’t describe one specific treatment but includes the whole package of care.

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