Sciatica

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr Dean Ormsby, Rehab Chiropractor

BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of Sciatica

As active adults, we understand that you want to remain on your feet and lead an energetic lifestyle. However, encountering sciatica can hinder your daily activities and make even the simplest tasks feel challenging. Each person's situation is unique, and as a Rehab Chiropractor, we are here to effectively assess and diagnose your specific sciatica condition, so you can get back to enjoying life pain-free.


Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica can manifest in various ways, causing pain and discomfort in the legs, back, and buttocks. This pain can range from mild aching to sharp, excruciating sensations that may worsen when sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Some common sciatica symptoms include:

  • Pain radiating from the lower back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and sometimes into the calf and foot
  • Tingling or numbness in the leg or foot
  • Muscle weakness in the affected leg
  • A burning sensation in the affected area
  • Difficulty moving or standing due to pain

If left untreated, sciatica can lead to more severe complications, both in the short and long term. In the short term, untreated sciatica can cause debilitating pain, limiting your ability to work, exercise, and enjoy daily activities. In the long term, it can lead to chronic pain, muscle weakness, and loss of mobility.

It is essential to diagnose and treat sciatica to prevent the direct and indirect costs of living with this condition, such as loss of productivity, increased medical expenses, decreased quality of life, and the physical and emotional toll of chronic pain.

Causes of Sciatica

While there are common root causes of sciatica, it's crucial to understand that each situation is unique and requires individual attention. Some typical sciatica causes include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve pain
  • Inflammation

As a Rehab Chiropractor, we can assess your specific condition and tailor a treatment plan suited to your needs.

When To Seek The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

Q: What is the best sciatica treatment option for me?

A: As each person's sciatica condition is unique, it's essential to consult a Rehab Chiropractor to assess and diagnose your situation, determining the most effective treatment for you.

Q: Are there any sciatica exercises or stretches I can do?

A: Yes, there are specific stretches and exercises that may help alleviate sciatica pain. However, it's crucial to consult a Rehab Chiropractor to ensure you're performing the correct movements for your unique condition.

Q: Is surgery necessary for sciatica treatment?

A: Surgery is typically considered a last resort for sciatica treatment and is only recommended in severe cases when conservative treatments have been ineffective. Consulting a Rehab Chiropractor can help determine the appropriate treatment plan for your specific condition.

Q: How can I prevent sciatica from recurring?

A: A Rehab Chiropractor can provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, exercises, and stretches to strengthen the surrounding muscles and maintain a healthy spine, ultimately reducing the risk of recurring sciatica.

Visit Us

Don't let sciatica hold you back from living an active and fulfilling life. As Rehab Chiropractors, we are dedicated to helping you achieve lasting sciatica pain relief through personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.

Visit us today to take the first step towards reclaiming your mobility, independence, and overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with our experienced Rehab Chiropractors and begin your journey to a pain-free life.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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