At Mirrabooka Chiropractic, we understand the pain and frustration that comes with sciatica. This condition can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, and can greatly affect quality of life. That’s why we offer a variety of services designed to relieve the symptoms of sciatica and help our patients get back to their normal lives. Our care plans are tailored to each individual and may include chiropractic adjustments, stretches and more. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to you.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a medical condition that involves pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the bottom and into each leg. Sciatica is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can be due to various factors such as a herniated disk or even just ageing.
Sciatica can range from mild to severe and can be accompanied by various symptoms including:
- Pain – can be a shooting pain, sharp pain or even a dull ache
- Tingling or numbness sensation
- Muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot, which can make it difficult to stand or walk
- Difficulty sitting or standing
- Reduced mobility
Causes of Sciatica
In many cases, it’s difficult to identify the underlying cause of sciatica pain. Some common causes of sciatica pain identified include:
When a disc in the lower back ruptures or bulges, it can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica pain.
Degenerative disc disease
This is a condition that occurs when the discs between the vertebrae in the spine break down or wear out, causing pressure on the nerve leading to sciatic pain.
Injuries to the spine, such as fractures or dislocations, can damage the nerves in the spinal cord and cause sciatic pain.
Good posture is an important aspect of health. Sitting or standing in a way that puts stress on the lower back could lead to sciatica.
These are bony growths that can develop on the vertebrae in the spine. They can press against the nerves in the spinal cord, including the sciatic nerve, and therefore can cause sciatic pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Our friendly team of chiropractors are here to help you live life to the fullest. Chiropractic care for sciatica typically involves a combination of manual adjustments, exercises, and other therapies to alleviate the pressure on the sciatic nerve and reduce inflammation. With the aim of leading to an overall improved quality of life.
Why Choose Mirrabooka Chiropractic
Our chiropractors are passionate about helping you achieve optimal health and well-being. Learn more about the team at Mirrabooka Chiropractic.
Looking for a Chiropractor to Help Sciatica? Contact Us!
Our chiropractors are experienced in helping people with sciatica and can help provide you with the relief you need. Our chiropractors will work with you to develop a care plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today by calling (08) 9468 7828, or submitting an online enquiry, to schedule an appointment with our friendly team.
Sciatica is typically diagnosed through a physical examination and careful history taking. Physical exam findings that may be associated with sciatica include low back tenderness, decreased range of motion in the lumbar spine, tightness in the affected muscle group(s), and neurological signs such as reflex changes or abnormal nerve sensation. During the physical exam, your doctor may also perform special tests to analyse how your muscles are responding to pressure and palpation.
The frequency of chiropractic visits for sciatica pain relief depends on a variety of factors, including the severity and duration of the pain, as well as any underlying causes. When you meet your chiropractor for the first time they will be able to assess and determine the best frequency for your needs and health goals.