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Sciatica Treatment in Melbourne CBD

casual-man-with-back-pain-sqSciatica is a general term for pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks down each leg. This condition often occurs when the lumbar nerves in the lower spine are irritated. This irritation can cause referred leg pain, weakness, or numbness.

The root causes of sciatica can vary, from disc injuries to nerve damage or even muscle tightness, such as hypertonicity of the piriformis muscle.

How Chiropractic Care May Help

After a thorough assessment and examination, and with patient consent, chiropractic care can be beneficial for addressing sciatica. Dr Zukerman (Chiropractor) will provide a course of care that typically involves adjustments to the lower back and other parts of the spine and nervous system. Monitoring progress is vital, and the care plan may include trigger point therapy, soft tissue work, and various chiropractic techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been told I have sciatica. What does it mean?

Sciatica is a term for pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. Various factors, such as disc injuries, nerve damage, or muscle tightness, can cause it.

Can you help patients who are still experiencing symptoms after surgery?

It’s not uncommon for patients to still experience sciatica symptoms post-surgery. Working on the piriformis or the hip flexors at the rear, through the gluteal area, helps break up some tightness, freeing up the nerve and relieving symptoms.

What are the side effects if I don’t address my sciatica?

Symptoms can vary and fluctuate, depending on the inflammation occurring in the lower back area – if that’s the area it derives from. Not addressing the problem can lead to the sciatica getting worse. If there’s damage in the spine, it could lead to further degeneration if left untreated.

Book an Appointment

Ready to take the first step towards relief? Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive evaluation and personalised care plan. Dr Zukerman wants to provide hope and help you on your journey to recovery.



Sciatica Melbourne CBD, VIC | (03) 9663 9313