Professional Sciatica Treatment - Melbourne
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- Comprehensive History
- Health Goal Setting
- Orthopedic Exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D Posture Analysis
- Range Of Motion Exam
- Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
- First Follow Up Treatment
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Sciatica is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the lower back, hips, legs, and feet. While there are several treatment options available, chiropractic care is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those seeking a non-invasive, drug-free approach to managing sciatica symptoms.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to alleviate sciatica pain, including spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. Read on to find out more about our sciatica treatment in Melbourne and how it may benefit you.
Assessment & Diagnosis
At Ripple Chiropractic, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualised treatment plan including Assessment & Diagnosis aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our holistic approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation to ensure our patients experience long-term health and wellness. Our Frankston chiropractors utilise a variety of techniques including diversified, drop piece, activator, blocks, soft tissue, and more.
Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process, which is why we take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment.
What is sciatica pain?
Sciatica pain refers to a type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, running from the lower back down to the legs and feet. The pain is often described as a sharp or shooting pain that radiates from the lower back, through the buttocks and down the back of the leg, sometimes reaching the foot or toes.
In many cases, the cause of sciatica is a pinched nerve, where surrounding tissues such as bone, cartilage, or muscle compress the nerve and cause back and leg pain and other symptoms.
What causes sciatic pain?
Sciatica pain is typically caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, the largest in the body. Some common causes of sciatica pain include:
- Herniated or bulging disc – when the soft material inside a disc in the spine bulges or ruptures, it can put pressure on the nearby nerve roots, including the sciatic nerve
- Spinal stenosis – is a condition where the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, including the sciatic nerve
- Degenerative disc disease – is a condition where the discs in the spine break down over time, causing them to lose their cushioning ability and putting pressure on the nerves
- Piriformis syndrome – is a condition where the piriformis muscle in the buttocks spasms and irritates the sciatic nerve
- Spondylolisthesis – is a condition where one vertebra slips out of place and onto the vertebra below it, causing pressure on the nerves
- Trauma or injury to the lower back or buttocks – can cause inflammation and compression of the sciatic nerve
- Tumours – although rare, tumours can grow on the spine and compress the sciatic nerve
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What are sciatic pain symptoms?
Sciatic nerve pain symptoms can vary depending on the underlying cause, but they typically include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced range of motion
- Bowel or bladder problems (in severe cases)
Chiropractic care for sciatica
pain treatment in Melbourne
Chiropractic care can offer several options for treating sciatica pain. Here are a few of the most common chiropractic techniques used for sciatica treatment:
Chiropractors use spinal adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, to realign the vertebrae in the spine and relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can involve a quick, thrusting movement to the affected area, or a gentler, sustained pressure.
Soft tissue therapy
Chiropractors may use soft tissue therapy, such as massage or trigger point therapy, to alleviate tension and inflammation in the muscles and surrounding tissues of the lower back, buttocks and legs.
Chiropractors may recommend specific exercises and stretches to help strengthen the muscles of the lower back and improve flexibility, which can help alleviate sciatica pain.
Chiropractic care can help relieve radiculopathy pain by using spinal adjustments and other techniques to realign the vertebrae in the spine and reduce pressure on the affected nerve root.
Why choose us for your sciatica
treatment in Melbourne?
At Ripple Chiropractic, our chiropractors have a special interest in non-invasive, drug-free treatments that focus on addressing the underlying causes of sciatica, such as spinal misalignments, nerve impingement, and muscle imbalances. Through spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and other techniques, our chiropractors can help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve overall function.
We are passionate about empowering our patients to take control of their health and wellness, and we work closely with each individual to develop a personalised treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.
If you have any more questions about sciatica treatment in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, some effective ways to treat sciatica include chiropractic care, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. Chiropractors can relieve pinched nerves and restore normal function to the sciatic nerves, physical therapy can help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility and anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce acute pain and inflammation.
The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body, running from the lower back through the hips and down the legs to the feet. It is responsible for controlling many of the muscles in the legs and providing sensory input to the lower limbs.
Sciatica is typically diagnosed through a physical exam, medical history, and imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs. A healthcare professional will examine the patient’s range of motion, reflexes, and strength, and may perform specific tests to check for nerve function.
Pain can persist in cases of radiculopathy due to factors such as scar tissue, nerve damage, or underlying medical conditions. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove scar tissue or decompress the nerve to relieve pain.
Good posture refers to the alignment of your spine and the position of your limbs in a way that puts minimal stress on your joints and muscles. This typically involves sitting or standing with your shoulders back, chin tucked in, and feet flat on the ground.
There are many potential causes of sciatica, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Risk factors for developing sciatica include age, obesity, and prolonged sitting or standing.
Some ways to relieve sciatica pain include hot or cold therapy, stretching, over-the-counter pain medication, and chiropractic care. Chiropractors can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerves and improve overall function. Stretching can also help reduce muscle tension and improve flexibility. Over-the-counter pain medications can provide temporary relief from acute pain and hot or cold therapy can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
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Consultation + 1st Treatment
We are offering a special price for your consultation + 1st treatment which will include all of the following:
- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
- First follow up treatment