Sciatica dragging you down?
See Inner Melbourne’s Leading Specialist in Sciatica Serving the Melbourne CBD, Richmond, Toorak, Kew, Hawthorn, South Yarra Areas.
What is Sciatica?
- Constant pain in only one side of the leg (rarely in both legs) or even Buttock
- Pain that is worse when sitting
- Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling, searing or Heavy Feeling (versus a dull ache)
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg, foot, and/or toes
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or walk
- Pain that radiates down the leg and possibly into the foot and toes
Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Symptoms can be locational based on the location of the pinched nerve.
While Pain can come and go there can be lasting results to the rest of the spine if left untreated.
What Causes Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the biggest Nerve to run down the Leg consisting of lots of little nerves.
Once these nerves have enough pressure (the weight of even a 20 cent piece) then they can cause Pain and decreased function to the areas they supply. Eg Nerve that goes to Thigh muscle can render it much weaker
Sciatica Can also be due to a ‘Slipped Disc‘
How Does Chiropractic Help with Sciatica?
We Look to find the Cause of the sciatica/pinched nerve and help you and your body to stop recreating the things that may have caused the problem.
Chiropractic looks at the overall structure of the spine and aims to create long lasting corrections in the spine through adjustments and corrective traction exercises.
Think of your spine like the foundation for your house…
If the foundation is shifted, imbalanced or damaged some area of the house will show secondary issues – some walls would crack, some doors would break down, and some windows would begin to break down.
How do you manage this?
is to patch up the wall, rehang the doors, replace the windows and attempt to fix the secondary problems to mask the primary problem.
Option 2 (what most people do)
is addressing the primary problem itself and the root cause.
When you don’t address the underlying structural problem, the secondary problems need to be repaired over and over and over.
Why Choose Life Chiropractic Studio (LCS)?
A LCS Chiropractor looks To Find The Cause To give Longer Lasting Results.
By Assessing the structure (Spine) and nerve system (the wires that run inside your spinal column). The nerve system controls the Health of your body.
When imbalances and shifting occurs it can put pressure on the nervous system and affect body in ways we know about (these produce symptoms and sometimes pain), but also in ways we have no idea about.
This can be caused by Physical, Chemical or Emotional stressors.
Muscles contract locking spinal joints that pinch or irritate nearby nerves.
This can set the stage for Dis-ease and ILL health with your spine, muscles and internal organs. Most spinal shifts are minor and painless and people are unaware of them, or they can be major and hurt very much.
They can affect your mobility and the capacity of your muscles and organs to function optimally.
Once the spine and nerve system is Optimised, we then teach you specific things to do between visits to keep it that way.
If you’re tired of constantly patching up the problems and are looking for a long term solution that you can both feel and see with objective structural analysis, then Life Chiropractic Is for YOU..