Sciatica – How can your Chiropractor help? Part 2

Sciatica How your Chiropractor can help

How can a Chiropractor help Sciatica? 

For all the potential reasons you may be experiencing sciatic pain, diagnosing sciatica is extremely important. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the adjustment of the spine including mobilising stiff joints, releasing tight muscles and prescribing corrective exercises. Through understanding your medical history, your chiropractor can examine reasons for your pain and present a non-surgical, medication-free treatment. 

After a diagnosis, your chiropractor can help your sciatica:

Adjustments – Spinal adjustment is a specialised skill practised by chiropractors. The core goal of spinal manipulation is to restore the segmental motion of the joints in your spine by providing relief to the discs, muscles and nerves.

Chiropractic exercises – A chiropractor will provide you with the right exercises to help you recover from sciatica. A chiropractor will often encourage movement, to achieve relief from pain.

Healthy habits – Poor postural habits, workplace practices and strain on the back can often instigate back pain and in some cases can impact the sciatic nerve. A chiropractor coaches you with healthy habits to look after your body. Most importantly, healthy habits can prevent the occurrence of sciatica. The lifestyle advises your chiropractor educates you with can help you avoid future injury or unnecessary pain. 

Further scans – Your chiropractor, (in conjunction with your Doctor) can help you with organising scans to assess the severity of the injury. An X-ray or MRI may be needed, amongst other medical interventions, should early treatment interventions not reduce your pain and other symptoms.

We know sciatica pain can be intolerable and in some moments seem to have no relief. However, finding the correct chiropractor will help manage your sciatic pain. With a diagnosis, a chiropractor can help you manage your pain with an effective treatment plan for your individual situation. Chiropractors are trained to help relieve the pain inflicted on the sciatic nerve and can offer great ways of avoiding impact on the sciatic nerve in future.

As always please act quickly should you feel the onset of Sciatica. Early intervention and diagnosis is the quickest way to subside your pain and get you on track to a healing process.

Further reading and recommendations can be read here; https://www.epocrates.com/sites/default/files/res/dacc/2017/BackPainSciaticaNICEGuidanceBMJ1701.pdf

Some High Points:

Consider manual therapy (manipulation, mobilisation, or
soft tissue techniques such as massage).

Consider an exercise programme (biomechanical, aerobic or a combination of approaches) with a specific episode or flare-up of low back pain with or without sciatica. Take people’s specific needs, preferences, and capabilities into account when choosing the type of exercise

Waterloo Chiropractic maintains its mission to provide safe and quality services of conservative and proactive alternative treatments that are evidence-informed, easily affordable and accessible for musculoskeletal injury of the spine. P| 96900911 or book online.

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