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A Pain in the Leg

Sciatica is a condition that is frequently diagnosed. It describes leg pain that originates in your lower back. In its true form, sciatica is due to a bulging or ruptured spinal disc. In some cases, it can be a frightening medical emergency. The good news is that most people who have the symptoms of sciatica do not actually have sciatica.

A Long History of Assisting People With Sciatica

Man with lower back painOver the last 100 years, chiropractic has had great success in treating sciatica due to a disc bulge or nerve irritation in the back. The other causes of sciatic-like symptoms include dysfunction in the pelvis and hips, which causes irritation in the gluteal muscles. Among these muscles is the piriformis. When it spasms, your sciatic nerve can become irritated. This condition is actually called piriformis syndrome.

To treat these issues, we can use low-force and manual techniques. The first step is to diagnose the cause of your problem and make sure that chiropractic is safe for you. If we believe that you have a more serious issue, we are trained to identify it and offer recommendations.

How Imbalance Happens

If your sciatic pain is due to a pelvic imbalance or lower spine problem, you may wonder how it occurred. Two of the biggest causes are improper posture and walking incorrectly. Many people take too large a stride, rotating their pelvis and using the incorrect part of their gluteal muscles. In turn, your hip, sacroiliac joint and gluteal muscles are irritated. This overuse predisposes you to sciatica and low back problems.

The function of your neck and back are closely related to all the conditions listed above. Your posture is very important, If your head is in a more forward position than it should be, your center of gravity will be altered, your hips will rotate and this often causes sciatic symptoms.

If you’re having what you think may be sciatica, contact Family Health Professionals Helensvale today to schedule your consultation.

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