Sciatica is the term given to and irritation of the sciatic nerve, when leg pain starting at your low back and hip goes all the way to your feet.
The Sciatic nerve starts as several separate nerve roots in your low back, these join together to form the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve feeds messages from your brain and back to your legs and back again. This allows you to move your legs and to feel a sensation when something touches your legs and feet.
Sciatic nerve pain can vary in frequency and intensity; mild to severe, intermittent, or constant. It can also feel sharp or dull, achy, or like an electric shock. Other symptoms may include tingling, numbness, and burning sensations in the legs.
Sciatica is one of the most common things we see here at Oakfield Chiropractic. Chiropractic is a great place to start if you think you have sciatica. Many people take pain killers hoping the pain will stop when the pain is showing you something is wrong and requires attention.
We specialise in relieving sciatical!
Using a range of medical diagnostic tests we can get to the real source of your pain and work out what the underlying cause is. This includes a complete case history and physical examination to look at your posture, your gait, and your spine. (Don’t worry you can stay fully clothed)
We’ll then discuss your results with you and suggest our plan to get you out of pain without using drugs or surgery. We’ll even help you with a long term plan for injury prevention to stop the pain returning rather than just masking the problem with a quick fix!
Whatever has caused your pain, you don’t need to suffer
Get in touch with Oakfield Chiropractic and start taking action now to get back to doing the things you love!