Sciatica explained

Irritation of the sciatica nerve is a very painful condition. Undergoing surgery is not the only treatment option to fix sciatica nerve pain; there are other ways of relieving the pain. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), our chiropractors and physiotherapists can help you recover from sciatica nerve pain and restore your quality of life without the use of medication or surgery.

With years of training and experience, our chiropractors and physiotherapists have treated many cases relating to the sciatica nerve pain condition. In our hands and with our treatment, many of our patients walk away living pain free lives – something they didn’t think was possible.

The sciatica nerve explained

The sciatica nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body. The nerve runs from the back of your pelvis through your buttocks and all the way down your legs to your feet. Nerve roots that come out of the spinal cord into the lower back form the sciatica nerve. Irritation to these nerve roots result in severe, sometimes debilitating, pain in the lower back, thigh, knee, ankle and foot.

How we treat sciatica nerve pain at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C)

Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the latest evidence informed research to form their approach in treating your sciatica nerve pain. With an evidence based approach, and a tailored treatment plan based on your pain, physical condition, medical history and age, we aim to get you back to your daily routine in the safest and quickest way possible.

What causes sciatica nerve pain?

  • Slipped herniated disc
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Pregnancy
  • Injection/internal bleeding in the spine
  • Injury to the spine
  • Growth within the spine (tumour)

What are sciatica symptoms?

  • Pain in the ankle and foot
  • Pins and needles
  • Hip pain
  • Shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand
  • Aching in the buttocks, back of thighs and calves
  • Pain experienced when coughing and lifting
  • Weakness, numbing or tingling in the muscles of the leg and/or foot.

To learn more about sciatica, visit our conditions page.

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