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Chiro for Sciatica

Chiro for sciatica in Karrinyup
Chiro for sciatica in Karrinyup

Chiropractic care may be helpful in the treatment of sciatica, which is a condition that involves pain, numbness, or tingling that radiates along the sciatic nerve, typically down the back of the leg. Chiropractors can use a range of techniques, including spinal adjustments, to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve, improve spinal alignment, and reduce muscle tension. Additionally, your chiropractor may recommend exercises or stretches to help improve posture, reduce inflammation, and promote overall spinal health. However, it’s important to conduct a thorough examination, including taking x-rays to determine the underlying cause of your sciatica and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Sciatica symptoms

  • Pain radiates from the lower back down the back of one or both legs. 
  • Numbness or tingling in the leg or foot. 
  • Weakness in the leg or foot. 
  • Pain that gets worse when sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time.  
  • Difficulty standing up or walking.
  • Sharp, shooting pain in the leg that makes it difficult to move.  

What are the causes of sciatica?

The most common causes of sciatica include: 

  • Herniated or bulging discs in the lower back that put pressure on the sciatic nerve. 
  • Spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal from arthritis that can compress the sciatic nerve. 
  • Degenerative disc disease, which is a condition in which the discs in the spine break down over time. 
  • Piriformis syndrome, which is a condition in which the piriformis muscle in the buttocks irritates the sciatic nerve. 
  • Spinal misalignments, which can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. 
  • Trauma or injury to the lower back. 

Other factors that can contribute to the development of sciatica include poor posture, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica, it’s important to consult with a Chiropractor to determine the underlying cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. 

How chiro for sciatica can help

Chiropractic care may help prevent sciatica by addressing underlying issues that can contribute to its development, such as spinal misalignments and muscle tension. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep the spine in proper alignment, reducing tension on the muscles and nerves in the lower back and hips. Additionally, your chiropractor may recommend exercises and stretches to improve posture, strengthen the muscles that support the spine, and reduce stress.

Call the Karrinyup Wellness Centre on 9341 3020 to book an appointment with one of our Chiropractors.

Other conditions that can be treated with chiropractic adjustments:

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    Chiropractic care may help sciatica by addressing underlying issues that can contribute to its development, such as spinal misalignments and muscle tension.

    Sciatica is a condition that involves pain, numbness, or tingling that radiates along the sciatic nerve, typically down the back of the leg.

    For symptom relief, it can typically take anywhere from weeks to months for a significant change. Ongoing maintenance, or preventative care, is then highly recommended to prevent future relapses.

    Spinal misalignments, disc bulge, arthritis and injuries.

    Ideally, before symptoms begin. Once pain sets in, then the problem has already advanced. Chiropractors are expertly trained to detect low back issues through specific physical exams and x-rays before pain arises. But if symptoms have already began, then you should definitely see a Chiropractor as soon as possible as the area is now really struggling.

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