Sciatica

Do you have Sciatica? If you get pain in your back or buttock going down into your leg, then there is a possibility you have sciatica. Sciatica can vary from being constantly there or might come and go, the severity can also vary and can be excruciating

Our Chiropractor is an expert at providing treatment to help relieve sciatica

Our Chiropractor has seen hundreds of cases of sciatica and for many of his patients they didn’t know what to do and would resort to taking pain killers to try and get some relief. There are many conflicting pieces of advice as to what to do for the best. Do you keep active or rest? What stretches will help.

What is important to remember is that not all cases of sciatica are the same. For some, sciatica may be caused by a disc for example where as for others it could be muscle spasm pushing on the sciatic nerve causing sciatica. The different causes will require different solutions. What is important is that you have a thorough case history and examination to establish the cause.

At Prime therapy clinic you will be asked lots of questions and receive a full orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination to help establish the exact cause. Then you can be sure the treatment you receive is appropriate for you. On some occasions it may be necessary to get further information form an x-ray or MRI scan and our Chiropractor can help arrange this for you. It is rarely necessary to establish the cause but in some cases it is important.

The treatment for your sciatica will be tailored to meet your needs depending on the cause. It might include manipulation, muscle techniques, McKenzie exercise (a physiotherapy technique that our Chiropractor is trained in that has fantastic outcomes for certain types of sciatica) Dry needling (a form of acupuncture based on the western medical understanding of the body)

So stop the guess work around what you should do for your sciatica and find a proper solution with a Chiropractic assessment