Sciatica Treatment - Macquarie Park
Sciatica is a broad term used to describe low back pain and leg pain caused by compression of the large sciatic nerve that originates in the lower back and travels through the back of each leg. Pain caused by sciatica can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and debilitating. If sciatica is left untreated the symptoms can worsen, and it can make it hard to hard to stand and walk.
Sciatica can affect anyone, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting or bending and lifting, putting strain on the low back. It is important that you have sciatic pain treated effectively so that the pain does not persist or gradually worsen.
Sciatica is more than just leg pain!
Few of the signs and symptoms of sciatica include:
✔ Pain in the low back that travels into the one or both legs
✔ Pain in one or both legs, buttocks, calves and feet
✔ Weakness in one or both legs or feet
✔ Tingling, numbness or pins and needles sensation in one or both legs
✔ Tightness and stiffness in low back and leg muscles
✔ If symptoms of sciatica are not relieved at their early stages, they may lead to further complications on a psychological level, including irritability and depression.
We can help alleviate sciatica
Because of the variety of causes for sciatica, it is important that treatment is pursued at an early stage.
The goal of sciatica treatment is to
✔ Restore function
✔ Improve strength
✔ Prevent reoccurrence
A combination of chiropractic and supplementary treatments may be effective in treating sciatica. Manual spinal manipulation and exercise rehabilitation are applied in order to create a great spinal column alignment and optimum function, in the hope of dealing with the issues that may be causing your symptoms
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If you have any further enquiries about Macquarie Chiro’s treatment for sciatica, or about our other list of services, feel free to get in contact with our friendly team of staff. We are committed to providing an exceptional standard of patient service and support.
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