What is sciatica and why should you have it treated?
If you have a herniated disc. And suffer from a pain, numbness or a tingling sensation that radiates from your lower back and travels down one of your legs to your foot and toes then it’s likely you are suffering from sciatica.
Deep tissue massage therapy and chiropractic care are a proven antidote to the leg pain, numbness and tingling caused by sciatica.
Specialist Sciatica treatment
We see people suffering with Sciatica every single day, it is one of the most common conditions we treat at Life Chiropractic here in Essex, and our holistic chiropractic care consistently achieves life-changing results.
“Having a herniated or “slipped” disc does not condemn you to a lifetime suffering from sciatica. And out patients are proof of that. Our specialist chiropractors tailor a treatment programme to address the causes of sciatica. Using advanced diagnostic equipment such as digital x-ray machines and computerised spinal scans. Suggesting adjustments to posture and recommending stretching & exercise. As well as employing hands on chiropractic care & massage techniques to reduce the pain and prevent it returning in the future.
Symptoms of Sciatica:
Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
The longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, down both legs, ending at your feet.
Sometimes mild, but more frequently very painful, sciatica is often worsened by rapid movements such as sneezing or coughing, or by sitting for a long period of time.
Causes of sciatica:
In most cases we treat, sciatica is caused by a herniated or “slipped” disc. This means that one of the discs in the patient’s spine (the vertebrae) is damaged and presses on the nerves.
Less common causes we have treated in clinic include spinal stenosis (narrowing of the nerve passages in the spine), and spinal injury or infection.
We can help…Give sciatica the slip. Book today and find out how our chiropractic treatment can help you.