Chiro for sciatica
Natural, drug- and surgery-free
Safe and effective chiropractic treatment for sciatica in Singapore
Chiropractic treatment for sciatica can be safer and more reliable than medication, providing effective pain relief by addressing the source of the problem rather than just focusing on the symptoms.
The sciatic nerve, in the lower back, is the widest and longest nerve in your body. It travels from the back into the legs and feet.
Causes of sciatica
Sciatica is a result of pressure on the nerve in the back, most often from a herniated disc, or as a result of muscle strain or bone spurs (osteophytes). Other causes of sciatica include:
- Spinal stenosis – narrowing of spaces within the spine.
- Arthritis – joint inflammation – in the spine.
- Spondylolisthesis – when a vertebra slips onto the one beneath it.
Symptoms of sciatica
Sciatica results in the sensation of an electric shock or a shooting, searing, or burning pain that radiates down into the buttocks and the back of the legs. The condition usually occurs on one side of the body, but it can affect both sides. Further, the pain is more severe in the legs than in the back.
Besides pain, other symptoms of sciatica include:
- Numbness or weakness in the foot or leg
- Difficulty walking
If sciatica isn’t treated, the condition can worsen over time. This may lead to serious and permanent damage, possibly causing loss of mobility and incontinence.
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Natural sciatic nerve and sciatica pain relief
Health experts in the USA – birthplace of chiropractic – say medication for sciatica typically lessens the pain only by half. Even worse, some sciatica medication may be no more effective than a placebo while causing side effects including dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and blurred or double vision.
Small wonder then that many people turn to alternative, natural and drug-free remedies and home therapies for sciatica pain treatment. They include:
- Massage therapy
- Heating pads
- Stretching exercises
- Turmeric supplements
- Valerian tea
- Chiropractic treatment
Are you suffering from a pain?
Chiropractic may be just what you need to alleviate it.
Sciatica pain treatment with chiropractic
Chiropractic care for sciatica can be particularly beneficial because the condition is caused by a herniated disc in many cases. Often called a ruptured disc or slipped disc, a herniated disc most often occurs in the lower part of the back – home of the sciatic nerve.
There’re 5 vertebrae – small bones forming the backbone – in the lower back, with intervertebral discs of strong, tough fibrocartilage between them. Each disc enables slight movement of the vertebrae, acting as a ligament to hold the bones together.
Weakness or injury can cause a herniated disc when the inner section of the disc protrudes through the outer part.
Our chiropractor for sciatica can realign herniated spinal discs, targeting the source of the pain.
Spinal traction and other chiropractic treatments for sciatica
Spinal traction is a particularly effective treatment for sciatica. This spinal decompression therapy utilises a technique known as distraction. It painlessly and gently stretches sections of the spine to ease pressure on the discs. This also straightens the spine and improves the body’s ability to heal itself.
Spinal traction also helps to draw nutrients and fluid into the disc, which will promote re-hydration. Spinal decompression is also beneficial in cases of sciatica caused by bone spurs.
Another effective chiropractic procedure for sciatica is the diversified technique. Diversified adjustment/manipulation entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to restore proper alignment and movement of the spine.
When sciatica has been caused by a muscle strain, our chiropractor can use the myofascial release technique. Sustained but gentle pressure will be applied on the myofascial connective tissue that supports and protects muscles and bones.
Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic
Regarded as a chiropractic innovator, Dr Liew carries out his own research into sciatica and nerve pain treatments in general to find the most effective chiropractic techniques. He’s an expert in spinal traction and myofascial release to ease pain caused by sciatic nerve problems.
Being a holistic practitioner, Dr Liew’s passionate about providing effective sciatica pain relief that’s safe and drug-free. This is why he’ll also advise you on posture issues and diet and lifestyle changes that can help to prevent sciatica in the future and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Let us know how we can be of help. You may either give us a call or send us a form.
Chiropractic Health and
Wellness Clinic Pte Ltd
8 Eu Tong Sen Street
#11-84 The Central
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8.30am – 7pm
(Lunch: 12nn – 2pm)
Wed: 8.30am – 12nn
Sat: 8.30am – 1pm
Sun: 8.30am – 11.30am
Closed during public holidays