What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is a very large nerve which originates from the spinal cord and spreads into the disc spaces and then join up to form the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve passes from the spine into the buttock, then into the back of the thighs and legs. The sciatica nerve is responsible for controlling the sensation and function to the legs & feet so you can see that if any of these parts of the body are injured in any way, and causes pressure on this nerve, it will cause either direct pain or what they call referred pain.
Chiropractor Adam Meredith and his team have had great results in sciatica treatment in North Sydney at his Spine and Health Centre. They demonstrate very clearly that there is a link between your body and health and by understanding the anatomy and physiology of your body they are able to assess you and then develop a treatment and rehabilitation program to assist you.
Symptoms of sciatica vary from person to person depending upon the cause however, the most common causes are pain or aching in the buttock region; pins and needles in the lower limbs; pain in the ankles and feet with an increased in pain when lifting, straining or coughing, really severe cases may cause a loss of power to the muscles of the thighs; legs and feet.
Interestingly about 90% of sufferers have symptoms in the right buttock and leg
Regular physically activity is always extremely helpful in maintaining your body, muscles and joints, as it enhances your long-term health; makes it less likely for you to have a heart attack; increase your energy levels; have a healthier blood cholesterol level and even have lower blood pressure. Adam’s goal with his sciatica treatment in North Sydney is to get his clients back to full movement as soon as possible.
Many clients’ results are so good because specialized diagnosis and accurate analysis of posture gives clues to the true underlying cause. Once the cause is known therapy is administered and clients become pain free and get back their lifestyle.
Traditional advice for treating sciatica is prescribed to be complete bed rest, however, recent studies have determined that rest in bed offers only minimal improvement, or in some cases may even exacerbate the condition, remaining active is the preferred option and it here that we strongly recommend that you consult a professional who understands the anatomy and physiology of your body like Adam and his team at his Chiropractic Spine and Health Centre who specialize in, and have proven results in, sciatica treatment in North Sydney.