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Leg Pain & Sciatica

If you are suffering from pain or altered sensation (pins and needles or numbness) travelling down the back of your thigh or calf or into your foot, particularly if it starts from your back or gluteal muscles, you could be experiencing sciatica. This pain can be quite severe and can often feel it is getting worse over time. It can be caused from an injury (fall, lifting, sporting), or just as likely a seemingly insignificant action such as long term sitting, bending or even a strong cough.

The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that runs from the base of your spine and down your legs to your feet. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or inflamed, it can result in pain, numbness, muscle weakness or a prickly sensation all the way down the nerve. Since the nerve extends through so much of your body, these symptoms can manifest themselves in your lower back, your buttocks, all the way down your legs and even into your feet and toes. Sciatica is the term used to describe these symptoms.

  • Causes

    Sciatica is a diagnosis for a particular type of pain that affects your legs. However, the term sciatica itself merely refers to the condition and symptoms—not to the cause itself. As mentioned above, sciatica is caused by the pinching, inflammation or any other irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pinching or irritation of the sciatic nerve, meanwhile, usually relates back to the spine. Injuries to the discs, joints, nerves, muscles and ligaments along the spine can often lead to irritation of the sciatic nerve, which in turn leads to sciatica symptoms.

    To avoid sciatica, then, it is important to maintain the health and alignment of your spine and core stability muscles. At Yeronga Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we can help to provide the type of preventative care and advice  to help avoid sciatica and its associated pains or discomforts.

  • Treatment

    While conditions like sciatica may require multimodal diagnosis and management (treatment, time for recovery, rehabilitative exercise, and lifestyle advice), there is evidence and experience that supports chiropractic care and management of sciatica.  At Yeronga Chiropractic, we provide effective sciatica treatment in Brisbane in several ways.

    Firstly our chiropractors will work to diagnose your condition accurately. If sciatica is the diagnosis, they will use multiple gentle but effective techniques including gentle spinal adjustment, stretches and soft tissue release techniques to restore your spinal function, increase your range of motion and relieve your pain. Our chiropractors are experienced in treating sciatica and you can count on them to help you manage the condition’s unwelcome symptoms and aid your recovery.

    At Yeronga Chiropractic, we will start all therapy for sciatica by locating the cause of the problem. This information can tell us whether or not we will be likely to be beneficial in relieving or resolving  your pain. If we find that your condition requires referral for further investigation or intervention we will discuss that with you and refer appropriately.

Need help?

Whether you need an official diagnosis for your sciatica or are interested in learning more about the benefits of using our care for sciatica pain relief, Yeronga Chiropractic can assist you.

From back leg pain to numbness in the legs to pain in the buttocks region, many lower-body pains or irritations can be traced back to something involving the sciatic nerve. Talking to a health care practitioner experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of sciatica and finding out the cause of the problem is the best way to plan effective pain management and recovery.

To schedule your first consultation call Yeronga Chiropractic directly on (07) 3892 1440. We look forward to helping you resolve your pain and improve your quality of life.

Ready to get started?

Yeronga Chiropractic and Wellness is located on 46 Shottery Street, Yeronga 4104. We are open from Monday – Saturday (except public holidays).

Your initial appointment will go for 30 minutes. New patient consult will incur a fee of $110.

We have HICAPS facilities available that accept all private health funds.

We accept DVA and Medicare claims for EPC referrals from your General Practitioner. Payments are put through by our clinic staff.

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