What is sciatica?
Sciatica, or a pinched nerve, is any pain that results from pressure on a nerve, or any other irritation of a nerve. This is generally caused by either increased pressure on the sciatic nerve, or the stretching or compression of nerve tissue. In many people, this is due to poor posture, causing pain, numbness, or even both.
Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating problem, often leaving sufferers in constant daily pain. Symptoms of sciatica include sharp, stabbing nerve pain, tingling, numbness and weakness, all of which make it difficult for sufferers to go about their daily lives.
Sciatica can also change, sometimes becoming a sharp pain into your leg and other times a burning sensation in the muscle. To ensure effective results, our approach to sciatica treatment is tailored specifically to each individual, and aims to uncover its cause before coming up with a treatment plan.
Sciatica treatment through chiropractic care
Don’t just grit your teeth and tough it out if you are suffering from sciatica. The right chiropractic care plan can alleviate sciatica and pinched nerve pain symptoms. While different chiropractors might use a combination of different types of techniques to treat sciatica, the following are some of the most commonly used methods:
- Manual chiropractic adjustments
- Improving your posture and spinal alignment
- Reducing muscle tension by correcting the position of the affected area
- Increasing joint motion and flexibility
- Pain relief
- Exercise and rehabilitation
- Ergonomic advice
- Spinal decompression therapy
Sciatica treatment at Adaptive Chiropractic
Our team at Adaptive Chiropractic is highly trained to investigate and diagnose the source of your sciatica. If, upon your diagnosis, we believe that we can help you, then we will work with you to come up with an individualised plan for sciatica treatment based on the cause, symptoms and your history.
However, if we feel that you might need further investigation or we need to refer you to someone else, we will let you know also. Ultimately, your health and wellbeing are our main priority, and if we are unable to help you, we will refer you to another professional who can.
Your chiropractor in Melbourne that truly cares for your wellbeing
Here at Adaptive Chiropractic, our chiropractic care approach is holistic. We use safe yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief for sciatica sufferers, but also support you to reach and maintain optimal health.
Our founder Dr Clarence Ho is passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. He specialises in sciatica treatments, other spine related treatments and posture correction, but also assists clients with pregnancy related pain, migraines and depleted energy. He cares about not just his clients’ experience, but their education as well.
Located behind the Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Adaptive Chiropractic provides outstanding sciatica treatment in a warm and inviting practice. Here in our Melbourne clinic, we believe in providing a fun and safe working environment, not just for our patients but for our practitioners too!
Want to know more about sciatica treatment at Adaptive Chiropractic? Contact us for more information, or make an appointment to see our chiropractor today.