If you have any questions regarding this information, or need help with your particular condition, please contact Back to Basics® Chiropractic at either the Kogarah or Parramatta clinic. Our highly trained staff will be able to advise you on an appropriate course of action. If you make a booking, please ask our receptionist about our website offer of 10% off your initial consultation.Sciatica can also result from damage to the discs between the vertebra that make up your spine. These soft, pulpy discs can bulge, herniated or rupture if too much pressure is placed on them. This puts stress on nearby nerves, resulting in swelling, inflammation and pain. Once a disc has been damaged, pain symptoms of sciatica can appear on small actions, like coughing, sneezing or twisting. Pain usually worsens with long periods of sitting or standing, or with extended bed rest.
People can experience sciatica in a variety of symptoms, intensity and frequency. Commonly, sciatic pain includes achy, sharp pins and needles down the leg, with a sensation similar to electric shocks. Sciatic nerve pain can also involve numbness, burning and muscle weakness. Pain can last for a few hours, or last as long as weeks.
As there are many causes of sciatica, is it important to first identify what the underlying problem is. Treatment for sciatica must be tailored to address the root of the problem, or it will not be effective. Chiropractors are specially trained in assessing and identifying the source of sciatica. Investigation of underlying causes involves taking a full medical history, examination of the affected area, and occasionally x-rays or MRIs.
Chiropractors can then design a treatment plan based on the cause, symptoms and the history of the individual's episodes. Sciatica treatment may involve soft tissue therapy to reduce any muscle inflammation or tension, and chiropractic adjustments to realign the vertebra and discs in the spine. Sciatica exercises can also be recommended, to improve the motion in the area, and to reduce painful symptoms.
Fortunately, sciatica often responds to safe, natural chiropractic care. Improving joint motion with a series of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for millions. Many patients report that they can resume their lives and their symptoms disappear without drugs and surgery. At Back to Basics Chiropractic, our chiropractors are uniquely skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common causes of sciatica nerve pain.
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