Sciatica Treatment Doreen & epping
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Learn The Symptoms & Treatment Options
Muscle Joint Bone offers quality care for sciatica to local residents in Doreen & surrounding areas including Yan Yean, Epping, Mill Park, Yarrambat, Hurstbridge, Mernda, Whittlesea & South Morang.
What is sciatica pain?
Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve, which exits your spinal cord and passes through the buttock, then into the back of the thigh and leg.
What are the sciatica pain symptoms?
Sciatic nerve pain symptoms include (but are not limited to):
- Pain in the buttock and down the leg
- Numbness, weakness in the leg muscles
- Tingling (‘pins and needles’)
- Pain when lifting or pushing with the leg
- Aching in the hamstring, back of the thigh and calf, or even difficulty in controlling and moving the leg.
Sciatica nerve pain can be difficult to manage, as the physical symptoms can be very distracting and can limit one’s range of movement.
What are the sciatica pain causes?
Sciatica pain can be caused by a number of different conditions, including spinal disc herniation, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, and rare conditions such as piriformis syndrome (where the nerve runs through the piriformis muscle instead of beneath it, or the muscle spasms/shortens, placing pressure on the nerve).
However, it is usually possible to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve without resorting to invasive techniques. This is where an osteopath can help.
Treatment for sciatic pain
Your allied health professionals including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists & Podiatrists may recommend a number of different exercises, such as swimming and Pilates, which relieve pressure on the nerve whilst strengthening the structures of the back, hip and legs which will provide long term relief.
This is achieved by using a combination of the following techniques:
- Spinal mobilisations
- Massage therapy and trigger point therapy
- Stretching tight muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments
- Ultrasound and other electrical stimulation devices
- Advice in relation to how to minimise pressure and irritation of the sciatic nerve
In addition to this, you will be given a series of home stretching exercises and asked to apply ice and heat to help aid your recovery.
All of Muscle Joint Bone Clinic’s, our practitioners are government registered healthcare professionals. For more information on how a we can help you, or to book an appointment contact us on (03) 9715 0582.
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