All back injuries can be painful and hard to manage, but if there’s one that’s particularly debilitating, it’s sciatica. This lower back condition is most common among people in their 40s and 50s and originates from the large sciatic nerve, which is formed by the nerve roots that come together in the spinal cord.
The sciatic nerve passes from the spine through the buttocks before travelling to the back of the thigh and the leg. Sciatica can be brought on when pressure is put on the nerve, even from something as simple as sitting down on a hard seat. Symptoms can include aching and pain in the buttocks, hamstring and calf, pins and needles, loss of muscular power in the leg and foot, and more.
Sciatica can generally last anywhere between six weeks and three months, but if you make an appointment with Melbourne Chiro Clinic to see a chiropractor for sciatica, we may be able to help you experience relief from the pain sooner rather than later.
Just as you’d see a chiropractor for sports injuries or a chiropractor for sacroiliac joint pain, it can be beneficial to see a chiropractor for sciatica as well. You should always seek treatment if the pain hasn’t subsided after a few days. Surgery can be considered as a last resort treatment option, but before venturing down that path, it can be well worth making an appointment with a chiropractor.
As trained professionals in disc pain and spinal realignment, chiropractors aim to minimise any irritation to the sciatic nerve by manipulating the spine to improve alignment and increase functionality.
At Melbourne Chiro Clinic, we use the most up-to-date chiropractic methods to treat everything from shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle injuries through to migraines and more. Whether you want to see a sports injury chiropractor or you need a chiropractor for sciatica, make an appointment with Melbourne Chiro Clinic today.