Have you recently been suffering from a tingling sensation in your lower back, numbness in your buttocks or a general feeling of weakness in your legs? All of these symptoms fall under the description of “sciatica,” which is itself not a medical diagnosis, but rather a more general symptom of some other injury or condition.
Sciatica pain is caused by irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve, which travels from the lower back all the way down the leg, earning it the title as the longest nerve in the human body. Numerous factors can put pressure on the sciatic nerve and result in pains that are classified as “sciatica,” including everything from pregnancy to herniated discs. Regardless of the cause, the result of such nerve irritation is usually the same, including low back pain and numb “pins and needles” sensations throughout the lower regions of the body.
So how can you tell if you have sciatica? Because low back pain and other bodily aches can have so many different causes, it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between sciatic nerve pain and other types of pain. Luckily, a pinched sciatic nerve usually only results in pain, tingling, or numbness on one side of the body, making it easier to discern than you might think.
Chiropractic for Sciatica in Oakleigh
If you believe you have sciatica, come visit North Road Chiropractic, your Oakleigh chiropractor Dr Sam Liveriadis, is experienced in diagnosing causes of sciatica throughout the body, and will work with you to develop a chiropractic treatment plan to provide quick and lasting relief. From chiropractic adjustments, which work to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve, to exercise, which helps strength the body and prevent pinched nerves in the future, Dr Liveriadis and his treatments will ensure that you get the sciatica relief you need now. Call our Oakleigh, Melbourne office today for a better, sciatica-free life.