At Logan Chiropractic and Wellness West Perth, Sciatic pain has become a common term for low back or leg pain.

The chiropractors at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth) will educate you on the anatomy and area of dysfunction in your musculoskeletal or nervous system. The sciatic nerve forms from the union of five lumbar (lower back) and sacral nerve roots. Starting at the lower back, to the buttock, down the back of the leg, and into the foot.

Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth) have seen various presentations and symptoms of sciatic pain. Sciatic pain will vary between individuals, whether its constant, it comes and goes, it travels all the way to the foot or just to the buttock, or it is a mild ache rather than an excruciating pain. Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth) chiropractors have noticed Sciatic pain tends to occur in one leg, however can alternate between the two.

Common causes of sciatic pain presented at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth):

Sciatica usually indicates nerve irritation or inflammation in the lower back, where there is compression of one or more spinal nerve roots. The most common causes of sciatic pain include degeneration, arthritis, herniated disc, spinal dysfunction and pregnancy.

Common symptoms of sciatic pain that our chiropractors at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth) see

  • Described as a burning sensation, or a shooting, sharp pain.
  • It is more prominent in the leg rather than the back, where it may pass the calf into the feet.
  • Numbness, tingling, pins/ needles may be felt in the leg.
  • The leg and foot may feel weak and heavy. Noticeable when walking.
  • Certain postures may aggravate or relieve the pain. It may be increased when sitting, going to stand, bending forward, standing for long periods, or when you sneeze or cough.

Treatment of Sciatica at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth):

Sciatic pain may be severe, however majority of the time it may be resolved in weeks without surgical intervention. There are a variety of treatment methods that a chiropractor may use or recommend.  Logan Chiropractic and Wellness will assess the true cause of your sciatic pain before selecting appropriate treatment method. Spinal manipulation or adjustments, help to free restrictions in the spine causing pain and nerve irritation. Soft tissue therapy to release surrounding soft tissue is beneficial, as well as ice or cold therapy.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of sciatic pain, consult your chiropractor at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (West Perth) to help relieve your pain and get you moving again. As there are many causes of sciatic pain, it is important that an accurate diagnosis is reached. Your chiropractor, Dr Tash Logan will review your medical history, perform physical and neurological examination as part of reaching your specific diagnosis and cause of your sciatic pain. If you have any questions, in need of further information or would like to make a booking, you can book online or call the clinic on 0434 334 754.

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