Sciatica Treatment

How Our Beeliar Chiropractors Can Help Relieve Your Sciatic Pain

At Beeliar Chiropractic Centre, we work together with you using proven chiropractic techniques to help you achieve relief from sciatic pain.

Starting with your initial consultation, we’ll determine your pain levels and complete a physical examination to achieve a diagnosis and determine the root cause of your sciatica. From here, we establish a treatment plan to work with your lifestyle to will help you gain freedom from sciatic pain.

Pain Management

With sciatic pain being the main reason patients seek our help, our first step is to effectively manage your pain levels by reducing nerve inflammation.

As experienced chiropractors, we use hands-on therapy such as massage, muscle releases, dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation, fascial releases, or a combination of these. We also determine an at-home plan for you to manage your pain through stretching.

Movement Rehabilitation

The second phase of your sciatic treatment is movement rehabilitation, where we restore your muscle range of motion, resting muscle tension, lower limb flexibility, and posture.

We achieve this through a series of exercises which may include swimming, hydrotherapy, and lighter bodyweight exercises. These exercises are used for early injury repair, to assist in movement with little to no pain and help speed up your healing process.

Function Restoration

The third phase of your chiropractic sciatica treatment is restoring complete function and control. This stage is completely personalised and individual to your personal goals, whether that’s running a marathon or simply living a pain-free life.

We’ll determine a goal-centred rehabilitation program with realistic steps and professional guidance along the way.

Prevention

Finally, our number one priority is to aim to prevent sciatica before it becomes a painful reality for you. By providing personalised treatments including spinal adjustments and targeted exercise, we aim to improve your spinal alignment and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve.

By making regular visits to the Chiropractic Centre, we can proactively manage your spinal health to enhance your mobility and potentially prevent the onset of sciatica.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to the pain that shoots along the path of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. It typically starts in your lower back and travels down through your hips, buttocks, and legs. Sciatica pain may impair your balance or ability to walk, which is of particular concern for pregnant women or the elderly. 

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc or bone spur that compresses or irritates the nerve. This can result in sharp, shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected leg. Without early intervention or management of sciatica, nerve damage may become more permanent, resulting in some of your symptoms becoming permanent.

As chiropractors, we use gentle spinal adjustments, exercises, and other therapeutic techniques to alleviate the pressure on your sciatic nerve, reduce inflammation, and promote natural healing.

Where Is The Sciatic Nerve?

The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back through your buttocks, and down the back of each leg. It’s the longest and thickest nerve in the human body. When this nerve gets compressed or irritated due to various factors like herniated discs or bone spurs, it can lead to the characteristic pain and discomfort associated with sciatica.

At Beeliar Chiropractic, we focus on diagnosing and addressing issues related to the sciatic nerve to provide relief and restore your well-being.

Symptoms Of Sciatica

The most common symptom of sciatica is a sharp, shooting, or electric-like pain that originates in your lower back and travels down one leg. This pain may be accompanied by a burning or tingling sensation. The intensity of the pain can vary from mild to severe and may worsen with certain movements like sitting, standing, or walking.

In addition to this pain, you may also experience muscle weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling your leg movements. These symptoms typically affect one side of the body and can extend from the buttocks to the toes.

 

As chiropractors, we specialise in evaluating and treating the underlying causes of your sciatica. By addressing the root issues such as spinal misalignments or disc herniation, we aim to alleviate these symptoms and help you regain your comfort and mobility.

Treatments For Sciatica

Chiropractic treatments for sciatica include gentle spinal alignments, therapeutic exercises, and stretches. At Beeliar Chiropractic, we want to help you achieve the most pain-free daily life we possibly can, which is why we adopt a holistic approach to sciatica treatments. This means we take into account the root cause of your sciatica, and go beyond the clinic to provide lifestyle recommendations to enhance your recovery. Suggestions may include:

  • Ergonomic adjustments 
  • Posture correction
  • Stress management

By taking this holistic approach, we aim to alleviate your current symptoms and prevent future recurrences. By putting your trust in our expertise, we’ll help you find long-term relief from sciatica and improve your overall quality of life.

Schedule Your Sciatica Consultation

Help us help you manage, alleviate, and prevent sciatica pain, and book a consultation at Beeliar Chiropractic Centre today.

We’re conveniently located between Beeliar, Yangebup, and Lake Coogee, providing trusted, expert chiro services to Perth’s southern suburbs. Schedule your sciatica consultation with one of our passionate chiropractors today.