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What Is Sciatica and Could Chiropractic Help?

woman-on-fancy-couch-with-back-pain-sq-400Sciatica is a broad term that refers to pain radiating along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. This discomfort can stem from several sources, such as disc injuries, nerve damage, or muscle tightness. Symptoms can include leg pain, weakness, or numbness and can be caused at various levels within the nervous system, or even tightness of the muscles of the hip.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Addressing Sciatica

After a thorough assessment and examination, Dr Zukerman (Chiropractor) can devise a personalised care plan for patients suffering from sciatica. With patient consent, this program typically involves adjustments to the lower back and other parts of the spine. It also includes trigger point therapy and soft tissue work, among other chiropractic techniques. The aim is to alleviate pain and improve mobility, monitoring progress throughout the healing journey.

What If I Ignore My Symptoms?

Ignoring your sciatica symptoms can lead to worsening pain and potentially further complications. Inflammation in the lower back area can cause varying symptoms that may come and go. If left untreated or uncared for, damage in the spine could lead to further degeneration as time goes on.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get sciatica?

Sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage. Years of poor posture and being overweight can contribute to sciatica. An episode can be triggered by something as simple as bending over to tie your shoes. Spinal deterioration is another culprit.

Can chiropractic cure sciatica?

This type of natural healthcare doesn’t cure anything. Only your body can do that. Chiropractic aims to help your spine work as it should, reducing nerve irritation and restoring your body’s healing ability.

How much chiropractic care will be needed?

After weeks or months of care, most patients with nerve pain get good results. Of course, this varies from person to person.

Schedule an Appointment

It’s important to note that sciatica is not just a general discomfort but a condition that requires professional attention. If you’re experiencing symptoms, we invite you to contact our practice. Chiropractor Dr Ron Zukerman can assess your situation, provide care, and guide you towards a more comfortable and mobile life.


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