top of page

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. It is often caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.

 

Common causes of sciatica include but are not limited to:

 

  • Discogenic back pain

  • Stenosis, and

  • Peripheral nerve entrapment.

 

Chiropractic management of sciatica often involves spinal adjustments and manipulations aimed at reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve. They may use various techniques to improve spinal alignment, alleviate nerve compression, and promote overall musculoskeletal health.

 

Chiropractic care, with its focus on spinal health, may be considered as part of a multidisciplinary approach to managing sciatica.

Remedial massage can help alleviate the pain associated with sciatica by targeting the muscles and soft tissues that may be contributing to the compression of the sciatic nerve.

 

Assisted stretch therapy can also relieve pain by stretching tight muscles that may be aggravating the condition.

 

Overall, remedial massage and assisted stretching can offer effective relief and management of sciatica symptoms by targeting muscle tension, improving flexibility, promoting healing, and reducing pain and inflammation.

 

It's essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and condition severity.

 

If you would like to learn more about Sciatica, have a quick look at our Blog post here.

bottom of page