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Sciatica Pain: How Can Chiropractic Help?

Sciatica Nerve Diagram

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. Most people only experience sciatica on one side of their body. The pain can be mild or severe. It happens when irritation, inflammation, pinching or compression affect one or more nerves that run down your lower back and into your legs.

What Are The Symptoms of Sciatica?

Sciatica symptoms can include:

  • Pain. Most people describe sciatica pain as burning or like an electric shock. This pain also often shoots or radiates down the leg on the affected side. Pain commonly happens with coughing, sneezing, bending or lifting your legs upward when lying on your back.
  • Tingling or Numbness. This occurs most often when a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone puts pressure on part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
  • Muscle Weakness. Loss of strength or weakness in the back or legs. This can also be due to a pinched nerve.

What Causes Sciatica?

Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body. Because of the length and placement of this nerve, sciatic pain is very difficult to ignore and can often prevent you from walking, sitting, or standing as you normally would. The pain may be worse while you are sitting, as this stretches the muscles and puts further pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Common causes of sciatica include, but not limited to:

  • Slipped, herniated or misaligned spinal discs
  • Degenerating discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pregnancy
  • Injuries or Accidents

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Spinal Decompression Therapy

At Live Well Chiropractic, we use Spinal Decompression Therapy for patients with Sciatica. The non-invasive HillDT Spinal Decompression table gently pulls and releases the spine allowing herniated discs, misaligned vertebrae and soft tissue structures to be drawn away from the sciatic nerve. This relieves the pressure and irritation placed on the sciatic nerve and hence decreases  pain and other related symptoms.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Our Chiropractors also use spinal manipulations to allow a herniated disc to rest back into position and take the pressure off the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic Adjustments can also free limited spinal movement and restore misaligned vertebral discs. This technique varies from a quick high-velocity thrust to a combination of minimal force and gentle pressure. It allows the chiropractor to gently move the lower back vertebral to avoid pressing on the sciatic nerve. This will lessen the pain as well as regain nerve signal flow and mobility. 

Summary

Sciatica pain is uncomfortable and demobilizing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’ve been dealing with shooting pain and discomfort, chiropractic treatment can help. At Live Well Chiropractic, throughout your individualised treatment, you will be educated on what is causing your pain and how our methods can help you manage it.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Yong Seng Lee
Yong Seng Lee
2024-02-02
Has been seeing Dr Kenney for about 4 months for my hunch back and general wellbeing. Nothing but good words from me! Dr Kenney is skilful and experienced and always checking on me. With his help, my posture and wellbeing has improved since my first visit His friendly demeanour makes him click with his patients easily. Not to mention, the front desk staff are always so friendly, efficient and prompt with enquiries.
Wai Meng Woon
Wai Meng Woon
2024-01-23
After the first few visits, my lower back started to feel a lot better. And I began to regain my mobility. This is all due to the regular adjustments and decompression therapy as recommended by Dr Jessie. I've also done my due diligence to regularly stretch and do core exercises that helps with the recovery as recommended by Dr Jessie.
Nidzam Noh
Nidzam Noh
2024-01-15
I have never been happier after being treated by Dr Kenney. He managed to identify the root cause of my lower back pain after his assessment. Looking forward to my next visit.
Ifah Abdeen
Ifah Abdeen
2023-11-29
I really appreciate how gentle Dr Jess is with my adjustments. She always make me feel better, never worse. I am amazed at how she is able to find and fix the problem areas in my body.
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master couch
2023-11-24
I have been coming here for back and shoulder pain for the past two months, definitely seeing improvement as the shoulders do not feel as tight anymore. My back pain has been gradually fading away and overall, moving feels easier now. The front desk has been very helpful, they are very prompt with their replies especially when i make sudden changes in my appointment timing.
Julian Mortimer
Julian Mortimer
2023-11-23
One day after work, I experienced pain deep within the right rhomboid area, right shoulder blades and neck pains. It felt like a stiff neck but more intense. After 2 weeks, hoping it would naturally go away, it didn’t. It was very uncomfortable and sometimes painful which resulted in me taking some pain killers. So that’s when I decided to try Chiro. I was assigned with Dr. Siew Wei at the Rivervale Mall Branch and was advised to go for a 20 session package, which I did. After about 4 sessions, is when I started to feel some improvement. Yes, it takes time and it’s not an immediate result. By the 10th Session, most of the pain was gone and by the 18th session. I’m back to normal. Dr. Siew Wei is friendly and knowledgeable, and I’m glad that she had managed to cure away the pain. Thank you.
Harrison Ng
Harrison Ng
2023-11-04
Backpain? Neckpain? Just ring for Dr Jess and her team of dedicated front counter staffs! :)
Hazel Ho
Hazel Ho
2023-10-30
Have been with Livewell Sengkang about 3 months now, and have nothing but good stuff to say about them. Firstly the service from the front desk is great, with very quick replies and very flexible whenever I have to make last minute changes to my time slot. Very glad with the friendliness of the staff and how convenient they make my booking of sessions! As for my doctor, Dr Kenny gave clear explanations from the very start, is extremely friendly and easy to talk to, which I appreciate. Went here to correct my neck posture as well as my hunchback, which I do see myself improving and being more conscious about as the sessions go on. Feel a lot lighter and easier to stand straight after each session. Overall a very comfortable experience, really recommend!

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