Stop The Pain going down your leg. Get Sciatica Treatment Sydney
Have you ever experienced a shooting pain that starts in your buttock or lower back and travels down your leg? This is pain that is normally caused by the sciatica nerve. This pain can vary and may be regular or intermittent and can range from moderate to severe in intensity. The pain is dull and sharp, almost as if you have received an electric shock in the body. Sciatica is symptom. It is always an indication of an underlying problem. The pain comes about because there is some kind of a compression on the sciatic nerve. This is where a chiropractic assessment can help.
People talk about sciatica like it is a specific condition. This is not the case because sciatica only comes about when it is caused by another issue. The sciatic nerve runs down from the buttock and down the back of the leg on both the right and left side of the body.
The vertebrae in the spinal column are cushioned with the help of discs. If these discs start to degenerate because of age or other degenerative diseases it can lead to compression of the degenerated bone or disc on the sciatic nerve leading to pain. Slipped discs are also a common problem which can cause sciatic pain where the protruded disc pushes against the sciatic nerve root in the low back causing pins and needles or electric like pain to go down the leg.
The pain you experience with sciatic symptoms can go from being something that is just a discomfort to a level which can stop you from moving freely and reducing both your lower back and hip range of motion. If you are looking for a way to stop your pain it is always beneficial to get chiropractic sciatica treatment Sydney.
Understanding the underlying cause of sciatica is the most important step in treating it. There are a number of musculoskeletal and biomechanical conditions leading to your pain which can have you searching for sciatica treatment Sydney.
The most common conditions include:
- Slipped disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
There are individual nerves in your body that run through a small canal in the spine before innervating different areas of the body. The sciatic nerve root starts in the lower back and can become compressed in the low back because of changes to the size of the canal. The smaller the canal gets, the more chance there is of it causing sciatic nerve pain. This is known as spinal canal stenosis which is a common cause of sciatic pain and lower back pain as you get older.
In order to find out exactly what is causing your pain a chiropractor will perform a detailed history which includes certain questions which are characteristic of common sciatica conditions so they can diagnose what is causing your pain. After the history an examination is done to confirm their diagnosis where things such as reflexes and movements are tested to see how the problem has affected your body.
If you’re after Sciatica Treatment Sydney call the experts at Spine and Posture Care to help get you out of pain and keep you that way!