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Sciatica Relief in Jersey

ankle and leg painPain that starts in the low back and extends down one or both legs is commonly referred to as sciatica and can happen anytime during one’s life. True sciatica occurs when part of the sciatic nerve is under pressure from surrounding structures or tissues.

There are many possible causes of sciatica, including herniated discs, overgrowth of bone in the spine, abnormal function of the spinal joints, excessive tension of muscles in the buttock or around the hip etc. Sciatica can be caused by heavy lifting or lifting something wrong, or it may be a gradual onset from overuse or sitting wrong.

At The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay), we offer a variety of approaches to help our patients who are suffering from this painful condition.

Typical Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • Hip pain
  • A tingling or burning feeling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or a difficult time moving the leg or foot
  • Continual pain that affects one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it uncomfortable to stand up

Although most cases of sciatica improve within weeks with conservative care, there are some cases that are more serious and may require urgent medical intervention. If you are experiencing sciatica symptoms, it is important to consult with a fully trained healthcare professional, such as a chiropractor or a GP, as soon as possible. They will be able to ascertain the cause and severity of your sciatica and create a carefully considered care plan.

Our Natural Approach

Once it has been established that the cause of sciatica does not require surgical intervention (the need for surgery is very rare), chiropractic adjustments and adjunctive therapies can be of great benefit and are usually an efficient and conservative way to get back to full health as soon as possible. If we think another healthcare practitioner can better address your sciatica, we’ll let you know.

Depending on the cause of your sciatica, gentle joint manipulation of the spine, pelvis and hip joints, combined with soft tissue techniques such as massage, trigger point therapy, or acupuncture, may greatly benefit you.

How Long to Recover?

How quickly a patient recovers depends on the severity and type of the injury. Although most patients notice an improvement in symptoms in as little as a few sessions, for those with more severe injuries, it may take longer. Your chiropractor can give you an estimated recovery time after your initial assessment.

We Love Success Stories

Mr P presented to the clinic with pain in his right buttock extending to the back of his right knee. The pain had started ten days before during a long-haul flight. He had no history of previous injuries, and his general health was exemplary.

A full orthopaedic and neurologic examination was conducted in relation to Mr P’s presenting symptoms, and on this occasion, further investigations such as X-rays or MRI scans were not clinically indicated. From the above examination and history, it was evident that Mr P was suffering from a biomechanical dysfunction of his pelvis, causing muscle spasms in his buttock and the resulting pain.

Mr P received a course of chiropractic care consisting of manipulation of his spinal and pelvic joints and medical acupuncture of the muscles in his lower back and buttock. He was also recommended exercises to do at home between his adjustments to aid in his recovery. Mr P reported a significant reduction of his pain after the third session and was fully recovered after eight sessions and six weeks of chiropractic care.

Say Goodbye to Pain

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