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Suffering From Sciatica? Our Chiropractors in Christchurch can help.

How our Chiropractic Treatment in Christchurch can help with your Sciatica.

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Medical History • Chiropractic, Orthopaedic & Neurologic Examinations • Posture Check • Digital X-Rays* • Diagnosis

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Sciatica Treatment in Christchurch, Bournemouth.

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. We see people suffering with Sciatica every single day, it is one of the most common conditions we treat at Life Chiropractic here in Christchurch, Bournemouth. Our holistic approach and chiropractic treatment consistently achieves life-changing results for our patients.

“Having a herniated or “slipped” disc does not condemn you to a lifetime of suffering from sciatica. And our patients in Christchurch are proof of that.

Our specialist chiropractors in Christchurch, Bournemouth tailor your treatment programme to address the causes of your sciatica.  Using advanced diagnostic equipment such as Digital X-Ray machines and computerised spinal scans.

Our Chiropractors will also suggest adjustments to your posture and recommend stretching & exercise to assist with your recovery. As well as employing hands on Chiropractic treatment & soft tissue techniques to reduce the pain and prevent it returning in the future.

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.

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Soft tissue therapy and chiropractic care are a proven antidote to the leg pain, numbness and tingling caused by sciatica.

Symptoms of Sciatica:

The longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, down both legs and 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 in the same spot for a long period of time.

Causes of sciatica:

In most patients we treat here in our Christchurch Chiropractic clinic, 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, causing the pain you feel.

Less common causes we’ve treated in clinic include spinal stenosis (narrowing of the nerve passages in the spine), and spinal injury or infection.

How we can help you here in Christchurch, Bournemouth

The key to the great results we achieve with the thousands of patients we treat across our chiropractic clinics is getting the diagnosis right from the start. This is why we dedicate the first two appointments to achieving this.

On your first appointment (the initial consultation) at our Christchurch chiropractic clinic one of our qualified chiropractors will take a full medical history and will take you through a physical and neurological examination to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. We will then use advanced Digital X-Ray* technology as part of the diagnostic process.

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On your second appointment (the Report of Findings), once the cause of your symptoms has been established, we will provide you with a clear explanation of what we have discovered along with the best and most beneficial way to treat you going forward. At that point you can start your treatment and start looking forward to feeling much better and a life without Sciatic pain.

What’s Included In Our Consultation:

Review of your health history
You will be asked to complete a health history questionnaire which gives us a good overview of your general health history, this is important in understanding how your past may have contributed to your current chiropractic health.

Chiropractic Examination
(Orthopaedic, Neurologic and Palpation)
Your dedicated chiropractor in Christchurch will carry out an initial chiropractic examination, covering flexibility, range of movement, posture and many other general areas.

Postural & Spinal Assessment
As part of your examination we will cover your posture, a key part of assessing your general chiropractic health.

X-Ray imaging
If your chiropractor feels it necessary they will carry out a digital spine x-ray. This will help in many cases to quickly ascertain the root cause of any pain and discomfort you are experiencing.
(Any number of x-rays needed are included)

Report of findings
Following your initial chiropractic consultation we will book a date for you to return so we can run through a full report of findings with you. This will explain what was found in the consultation and x-rays, our recommendations and your on-going treatment plan.

To Summarise

If you are suffering from sciatica related pain or any of the associated symptoms and live in the Christchurch or Bournemouth area then you have a choice, you either live with the pain and use painkillers, and we know how that feels, or you click the book now button on this page and start your journey to recovery.

We have kept the price of our initial consultation low to make it easier to start your journey.


It’s time to take control and start living pain free.

Sally Tre-Vett
about 1 year ago

Wish I had known about this place before. Friendly positive staff, always welcoming. My life has changed. Pain-free once again. Many thanks to Dr Ofra, Harriet and Carly

Anne Williams
about 1 year ago

I fully recommend the Christchurch Life Chiropractic Clinic for its professionalism and the friendliness of all the staff. The Receptionists always greet me with a genuine smile and I have full confidence in the treatment I receive from Dr Alexander and the Massage from Matt. They have all restored my confidence in Chiropractic Treatments and thankfully actually works and relieves my problems.

Geoff Frewin
about 1 year ago

I’m really happy to recommend Dr Alex and the whole team at Life Chiropractic from the initial meeting which was incredibly thorough and informative, to seeing and feeling huge improvements after only a couple of sessions.

From feeling continually in pain and lacklustre to feeling better than I have in at least 3 years, the results have been transformative.
I’d also like to add that everyone here is amazingly friendly, the receptionists exceptional and the clinic is first-class!
I would recommend Life Chiropractic without exception!

*X-rays are taken only when required required according to the chiropractor’s discrepancy

Initial Consultation - Click to Book Online - £56