Are you suffering from the aggravating sharp, shooting leg pain of sciatica?
If you are concerned about the continuous use of painkillers, a chiropractor may provide help with sciatica along with lasting relief from the pain.
“Longterm use of painkillers isn’t the answer. It’s vital to find the root cause to the low back and leg pain you are experiencing.” says Dr Benjamin Martin Chiropractor of Optimal Chiropractic in Cork.
With a precise chiropractic adjustment the body is given the right conditions to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about the cause of sciatica click on this link.
Spinal manipulation, or the adjustment as we call it, is at the heart of chiropractic treatment.
It helps to realign the spine, freeing restricted movement and helps bring the body back into its proper alignment so that it functions better and more effectively.
Spinal adjustments helps reduce nerve irritability responsible for inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other symptoms related to sciatica. It is proven to be safe and effective when done correctly.
In university and during hours of training, students of chiropractic learn many different adjustment techniques enabling them to treat several types of subluxations and disorders.
Techniques vary from a swift high velocity thrust to minimal force and gentle pressure with an activator instrument.
Mastery of each technique is an art that requires great skill and precision. The art of the adjustment is what differentiates chiropractic care from the other medical disciplines.
You can see what both of these techniques are like in the video below.
Sometimes sciatica can be caused by other disorders beyond the remit of our Chiropractic care.
If we determine this is the case we may suggest an alternative treatment and the patient is referred to another speciality.
Either way when you come to our office you leave with more answers than questions.
While the adjustment is a crucial part of the Chiropractic care received in our office we also prescribe specific exercises.
These exercise are performed at home in between adjustments visits and will benefit the patient greatly.
Avoid long hours of sitting, practice good posture and staying active are also vital to staying well.
If you are suffering and would like help with sciatica then we can help. Call 021 4878465 or send a message through the ‘book an appointment’ button on this page and we will be happy to help.