Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed and irritated, which can results in severe pain and disability.
There are several causes that can lead the the developments of sciatica such as:
1.Slipped disc or disc herniation. Read more about it here.
2.Piriformis syndrome. Read more about it here.
3.Spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal (the space where the spinal cord runs) narrows due to bone spurs from long-term wear and tear or spondylolisthesis (slippage/misalignment of the vertebral body)
4.Pregnancy. The extra weight from the foetus can place extra compression pressure on the sciatic nerve behind the uterus.
Patients with sciatica might experience:
•Severe pain in low back radiating into the buttock or down the leg.
•Numbness/ tingling, electric shock like sensation in the leg.
•Weakness with certain leg movement.
•Pain that is more noticable in morning.
•Pain that is made worse with bending the low back forward, bowel straining, coughing or sneezing.
Chiropractic treatments have been well documented to manage sciatica in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on pain management by restoring proper biomechanical function of the surrounding joints and musculatures to reduce compression at the involved segment. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, home stretches and kinesiotaping. Once the symptoms subside, the patient would then be gradually exposed to an exercise program aimed at strengthening the region.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 6, Barrington Street in Spearwood, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on (08) 94183722 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au