Sciatica

What Causes Sciatica?

Your sciatic is the body’s longest nerve, beginning at your spinal cord and going down through your hips and buttocks, and then branching down to each leg. This nerve is important because it affects your ability to control and feel your legs. If this nerve becomes irritated or compromised, then sciatica occurs.

Sciatica is a sensation that causes weakness or numbness along the sciatic nerve (hips, buttocks and legs) and can cause moderate or severe pain. Sciatica can be a symptom of an underlying injury to the nerve or to an area that impacts the nerve, such as the bones in the neck and back.

Symptoms of Sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:

Pain that extends from your lower spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg

Pain that extends from your lower spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg

Jolt or electric shock

Feeling of jolt or electric shock

Pain worsens when you cough or sneeze

Pain worsens when you cough or sneeze

Numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg

Numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg

How can Chiropractic help?

Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment

Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of your condition with a physical assessment during the consultation.  In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:

Chiropractic Spinal & Extremity Adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustments

To improve bodily function and alleviate the stress on your system.

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Active Release Therapy

Usually applied for patients with chronic pain issues to treat the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions in muscles.

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Trigger Point Therapy

Using an isolated finger pressure to “deactivate” the trigger points and alleviate the pain.

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Traction Therapy

Force is exerted either manually or mechanically on muscles and joints to gently pull apart the vertebrae slightly so as to relieve muscle spams.

Myofascial-Therapy

Myofascial Therapy

Relaxes contracted muscles and releases the fascia that covers the muscle.

Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner

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Whole-Body Treatment Approach

Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well.  We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.

Exercises

Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition

In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.

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