What is the Sciatic Nerve?
The sciatic nerve is the major nerve that supplies the back of the legs. When we experience leg pain, it is often described as SCIATICA – this is pressure on the sciatic nerve which is referring sharp/strong aching pain, numbness, or ‘pins & needles’ down the leg, buttock, hamstring, calf, and foot. There can be both simple and serious reasons behind sciatica and if it is always recommended to seek professional help. Sciatica causes include joints that lock up, muscles that tighten, pressure or tension on spinal nerves, from arthritis, spinal disc bulges and herniations.
Symptoms of Sciatic nerve pain
- Pain in legs that get worse when a person is in resting (especially sitting) position
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Numb feeling in the leg
- Difficulty in moving the foot or the leg (less common)
- Pain in the lower back area
- Restricted Movement – Bending or Twisting
- Cough/Sneeze increases pain
Chiropractic Teatement for Sciatic Pain V’s Medical treatment?
Medical treatment for sciatic nerve pain often requires long term treatment. Many patients are kept on strong pain killers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. Currently we are in the grip of a world-wide ‘Opiod (Pain Killer) Epidemic’. We are ‘masking’ the pain with strong pain killers and not addressing the cause behind the sciatica. The problem develops over time and we start to see degeneration/arthritis of joints and discs, which require stronger pain killers. A time does arrive that these don’t work either and steroid injections into the spine and surgery become the only other available options. Research suggests that the success rate of surgery sits at only 52% and 80% of patients are still using medication for pain management after surgery.
Chiropractic treatments specific goal is to optimize the movement of all spinal joints/discs as these influence nervous system signals and the way the human body can heal. Our office uses a combination of non-surgical spinal decompression and chiropractic treatment for sciatic pain which results in a high success rates. Our unique approach looks to treat the joint and muscle problems that can be behind sciatica, from the ground up. We don’t guess…we test. We diagnose the problem accurately, which then indicates the best treatment types to use.
Not all chiropractic treatment is the ‘cracking’ style and often it is not the best way to treat inflamed/herniated spinal discs. We use our unique treatment method that provides out patients with a successful treatment method that is gentle and effective.
Chiropractic treatment is tailored to the individual …everyone is different and it is essential to find and treat sciatic nerve pain causes on an individual basis.
Sciatica treatment gold coast is available at our Helensvale office. Phone: 07 55000631.
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