How to Fix Sciatica

Looking for effective solutions can be hard, here we will discuss how to fix sciatica through chiropractic care, education, home-based exercise and rehab therapy.

 Sciatica refers to pain or an altered sensation that travels along the sciatic nerve pathway, it can be a debilitating condition and is caused through various ways including nerve compression/irritation as a result of spinal discs injury, degenerative changes in the lumbar spine or muscle inflammation. For more info please check out our related blogs on What causes Sciatic Nerve Pain and What is Sciatica?

How to fix sciatica through CHIROPRACTIC CARE

At Fortitude Chiropractic our team uses a multimodal approach that best suits you when treating sciatica, these techniques may include manipulation, mobilisation, and soft tissue therapies. Manipulation of the lumbar spine is an effective tool to help decrease pain, improve range of motion, encourage tissue healing and reduce nerve irritation. 

Various soft tissue release therapies can also be applied to help reduce muscle tone and alleviate compressive forces along the sciatic nerve.

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EDUCATION for Sciatica

Education plays a vital role that helps empower you with essential information regarding the cause/nature of your condition, body mechanics, ergonomic/postural considerations, and much more. Being well-informed about the various management techniques will help to provide long-term relief and optimal well-being.

Here’s some top tips to consider:

             1. Stay active – don’t rest for too long

             2. Continue to do everyday activities

             3. Gentle exercise and stretches

Relieving sciatica with EXERCISE THERAPY

Exercise rehab therapy involves regular targeted exercises that play a crucial role in long-term relief from sciatica. All exercises prescribed by a health professional should be tailored to suit your needs and help address the root cause of your sciatica symptoms. These exercises can target many areas, specifically the low-back, glutes, core, and the sciatic nerve itself.

Gluteal strengthening will help in hip stabilisation, alleviating excess strain on the lower back and reducing compressive forces along the sciatic nerve.

Lower back strengthening helps to support the spine and prevent the risk or progression of disc bulges/herniation, along with other conditions that contribute to sciatic nerve compression.

Core strength, while often forgotten, plays a vital role in alleviating sciatic nerve pain. It also aids in improving overall strength and resilience within the low back, pelvis and hip function. Core strength helps to support the spine, improves overall posture and reduces the risk of recurrent episodes.

Flossing is a great tool to help reduce inflammation, promote blood flow and decrease irritation on the sciatic nerve. Flossing is non-invasive and safe to perform, it involves moving the sciatic nerve through its surrounding tissues to help break-up scar tissue that could have been formed due to injury or inflammation. 

how to fix sciatica
how to fix sciatica

If you’re struggling with sciatica, don’t be a stranger! Our team will provide a comprehensive approach encompassing a wide range of tools to help you on your journey to living a healthier and happier life.

Ready to make a difference? Book online or reach out to us at (08) 6184 8835 and start your journey today!

Read some more of our related blogs below

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain

"What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?" is a commonly asked question that we get from patients at our clinic. WHAT IS SCIATICA? The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body, and is comprised of the nerve roots originating from our lumbar spine. These...