People who have sciatica will tell you of their often-daily struggle. Symptoms include: burning, tingling/numbness, weakness, back pain. The simplest of tasks can aggravate your pain. People will say tasks like coughing, sneezing, straining, walking and bending over make the problem worse. Symptoms can worsen over time without correct management. This leads to potential permanent nerve damage, muscle weakness and atrophy. For effective Sciatica treatment in Berserker, Parkhurst and the broader North Rockhampton area, choose Total Health Chiropractic to help make a difference. We’ve got your back.
What is Sciatica?
The Sciatic nerve is made up of a number of nerves that start in the spinal cord, leaving through your lower back. This nerve, in some cases can pass through the buttocks muscle belly. This pain can be the result of a disc bulge/herniation/protrusion. It can also be characterised by arthritis (decay), thus placing extra pressure on the irritated nerves through inflammation.
What type of person in Rockhampton is most likely to get Sciatica?
- Long periods of sitting or minimal activity level
- Lift heavy objects during activities that involve constant twisting/turning
Arthritis can increase chance of musculoskeletal conditions, such as sciatica, lower back pain.
- Increases the weight and thus the pressure place on the spine
- Commonly associated with decrease in activity levels
- May lead to early arthritis
Sciatica Treatment for Berserker, Parkhurst and North Rockhampton
Chiropractic adjustments: Chiropractors can assess the spine for dysfunctional areas. When the spine is misaligned it can cause pressure on the disc and nerves and muscle tightness. If the spinal misalignment is causing the sciatica, Chiropractors may be able to provide sciatica relief by Corrective Chiropractic care on the spine and working on the surrounding muscles. Soft tissue muscle release: Sciatica, like other injuries, is a natural reaction is to protect your body. Your body does this by making muscles tight so that the injury does not get worse. In cases, this may actually cause extra pain and stop the problem from correcting. Home exercises: Once pain has gone, the aim is make sure it does not return. Our Rockhampton Chiropractors give personal exercise advice, like core exercises and postural exercises to make sure your body can handle the lifestyle stress you suffer Let Total Health Chiropractic Rockhampton get you back on track. With treatment options available for Yeppoon, Berserker and Parkhurst locals, contact us to see how we can assist you today.