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Hi, I’m Dr. Matthew Alch (Chiropractor) and I’m your local Chiropractor.
At Sydney Spinal Care we work with you to reach your goals, whatever your age! We successfully treat a wide range of musculoskeletal health problems, including some cases of sciatica. Find out more about sciatica on this page and how chiropractic care may help.
Let’s find out what’s causing your pain
Chiropractic care is a popular natural treatment for sciatica
We aim to relieve pain without medication and treatment is generally considered a safe option
Dr. Matthew Alch (Chiropractor) – Sydney Spinal Care
The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc in your spine.
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What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a type of pain that is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Your sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and runs through the buttock, down the posterior thigh, calf, and into the foot.
Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other conditions. There are many different treatments for sciatica including medication and surgery.
Common Causes of Sciatica
The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc in your spine. This can happen when there is a tear in one of your discs which puts pressure on your spinal cord and nerves. When this happens, you may experience numbness or tingling sensations in your leg or back.
Other common causes of sciatica include:
- Spondylolisthesis: a spinal condition that causes lower back pain. It occurs when one of your vertebrae, the bones of your spine, slips out of place onto the vertebra below it.
- Piriformis syndrome: a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain, while also irritating the nearby sciatic nerve and causing pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).
- Postural problem that result in nerve compression
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Symptoms
Chiropractic care aims to identify and diagnose the root cause of your health problem so that we can provide the right treatment. Chiropractic care is a ‘hands-on’ approach that aims to improve joint movement.
Gentle manipulation to the lumbar spine or mobilisation can greatly reduce nerve pressure on the sciatic nerve, and improve function and decrease pain.
Other Treatments for Sciatica
Generally speaking, there are many different approaches to treating sciatica. The right course of treatment will depend on your diagnosis and presenting symptoms. Some common sciatica treatments include the following:
Medication: A doctor may prescribe medication to help with the pain such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Sometimes they will prescribe muscle relaxers to help reduce spasms in the back.
Surgery: If the problem persists for an extended time, surgery may be necessary to remove any pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord.
Ice/cold therapy: ice therapy may help to reduce inflammation around the problematic area and may therefore help to control sciatic pain.
Ultrasound: ultrasound therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses sound waves to stimulate the muscles. This helps to increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness, and sciatic pain.
It also speeds up the healing process and increases blood flow to the area being treated.
TENS unit: A TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a type of electrical stimulation device that sends electrical impulses through the body. This method is used to relieve pain from various conditions.
TENS units are usually used for short-term relief of chronic or acute pain, and for postoperative pain. They are most often used to treat back pain, neck pain, and arthritis.
Is sciatica the same as nerve pain?
Sciatica is a type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and widest nerve in the body. The pain can be felt in the lower back, buttocks, or down the back of the leg. Sciatica occurs when there is pressure on or damage to one of these nerves. While you may get nerve pain from sciatica, it is sciatic nerve pain.
Nerve pain in general is a type of chronic pain that originates from damaged or diseased nerves. For example: diabetic neuropathy, shingles, and multiple sclerosis are all types of nerve diseases.
Sciatica is not always caused by a disease but can also be caused by other things such as spinal disc herniations and muscle spasms.
You can have nerve pain without having sciatica.
What is better for sciatica, acupuncture or chiropractic?
Chiropractic will directly work on relieving the pressure on the nerve,
Acupuncture, while a fantastic modality for care and health, will not release the pressure on the nerve.
How often should you see a chiropractor for sciatica?
So how often should you see a chiropractor for sciatica? This depends on the type, symptoms as well as your health goals.
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Why Choose Sydney Spinal Care?
What sets us apart?
- Start chiropractic today for only $90 – this includes your first visit AND your first adjustment (many other clinics charge separately for this, but we don’t)
- We’ll provide you with a full assessment of your case to determine if chiropractic can help you
- Our 25+ years experience means that we offer you a tried and true experience, backed by our reputation
- Instant health fund claims available on-site
- We are fully accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as well as members of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA).
Our patient-centred approach here at Sydney Spinal Care will make sure you have a great chiropractic experience with us!
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