Sciatica

Suffering with Sciatica Pain? To book an appointment, contact us on 0207 228 7822 or info@wandsworthchiro.co.uk

The sciatic nerve supplies skin, organs and muscles from the low back to the toes.  When pressure is placed along the path of the sciatic nerve, it causes a condition called Sciatica (irritation of the sciatic nerve). Common reasons for pain and irritation can include physical stress such as falls, bending down and twisting or pressure due to pregnancy, improper posture or from disc damage between the spinal bones.


Sciatica Symptoms:

Sciatica is often characterised by one or a combination of the following symptoms:

·         Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely can occur in both legs)

·         Pain that is worse when sitting

·         Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull ache)

·         Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot

·         A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk

Sciatic can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Specific sciatica symptoms can be different in location and severity, depending upon the condition causing the sciatica.

The incidence of sciatica increases in middle age. Rarely occurring before age 20, the probability of experiencing sciatic pain peaks in the 50s and then declines. [1]

Sciatica Relief:

Chiropractic has been shown to help with sciatica by removing spinal joint misalignment's which can cause pressure on the sciatic nerve.

At Battersea & Wandsworth Chiropractors we would assess you in order to work out the potential cause of your sciatica and establish whether it it is a cause they can help resolve. Treatment usually consists of manipulation to improve the function, alignment and flexibility of the spine and other joints. Massage helps release muscle tension and restore correct movement patterns. Exercises will be given to stabilise any problem areas and other advice such as altered movement patterns, posture and lifestyle changes will be given to increase the rate of recovery.

We have treated a huge number of people with sciatica pain and have seen great results.

To book an appointment, contact us on 0207 228 7822 or info@wandsworthchiro.co.uk

 

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References:

[1] Frymoyer J, “Lumbar Disc Disease: Epidemiology,” Instructional Course Lectures, 1992:41:217-23.


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