Pain Relief and Wellness Centre Has a Chiropractic Doctor Near Springvale to Treat Your Sciatica
Many Australians in the Springvale area suffer from sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower spine through the legs to the feet. The sciatic nerve is very long, and when it becomes compressed along the way, it will cause pain. Many people who suffer from sciatica feel the pain in their leg or foot, and understandably believe that there is something wrong with that body part. In reality, the pain actually results from pressure on the sciatic nerve in their lower back or buttocks area.
Sciatica is not a medical condition, but rather, a symptom. Sciatica is often caused by Piriformis Syndrome, which is a situation where the piriformis muscle, which is deep in the buttocks, spasms and causes pressure on the sciatic nerve. Irritation causes these spasms in the piriformis muscle or structure such as the sacroiliac joint or hip. Quite often this irritation may be caused by tightening of the muscle due to injury.
A slipped disk and also cause sciatica, and a slipped disk is generally the result of a degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, or pelvic injury.
Patients with sciatica often find great pain relief from chiropractic care. Our chiropractic doctor near Springvale can evaluate your pain and determine whether you are actually suffering from sciatica. We can then implement a treatment plan to help alleviate your pain. In our experience, treatment by our chiropractic doctor in Springvale, in conjunction with a stretching regimen, often provides lots of relief from the pain and discomfort of sciatica.