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Chiropractic treatment for sciatica
While many cases of sciatica will heal naturally after several weeks, it often is a reoccurring problem. It can be both a dull ache or a sharp and severe pain, depending on your specific case. Your lower back is naturally one of the most vulnerable areas along your spine, susceptible to injuries from a wide range of reasons.
Sufferers of sciatica will know exactly how much the pain can disrupt daily life. Visiting a chiropractor like SPINEfirst offers you the chance to receive non-invasive, effective, and simple sciatica treatment. As one of Hong Kong’s leading chiropractors, we are perfectly positioned to help you settle into a more comfortable post-sciatica lifestyle.
What exactly is sciatica?
Sciatica is described as pain that travels along the sciatic nerve. The pain from sciatica begins in your lower back and spreads down through your hips and to your buttocks. Sciatica often only affects one side of your body.
What are the common causes of Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused by the compression of a spinal nerve in your lower back. It occurs most commonly thanks to a herniated disk or a bone spur. The result is inflammation, pain, and in some cases numbing down the affected leg. These symptoms can get worse if you cough, sneeze, or sit for a prolonged period.
Many people who suffer from sciatica are typically older, as many of the causes are age related. Other risk factors include being obese, sitting down for too long, diabetes, and strenuous back work.
How does our sciatica treatment work for patients in HK?
Chiropractic is one of the most effective treatment methods for sciatica in HK. After you book your first session with us, we will look at your medical history before working out a chiropractic solution. Chiropractic treatment for sciatica is concerned with both relieving the symptoms you experience as well as amending the root cause to prevent further discomfort in the future.
Since the source of sciatic pain is in the joints in the lower back, chiropractic treatment can offer an effective solution. In addition to this, our sciatica treatment does not require the use of any medication or surgery, meaning it is never invasive or intrusive.
Most of the treatment consists of your chiropractor applying high velocity yet controlled thrusts into the affected spinal joints. The goal of this is to correct their position and stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. This method is called spinal adjustment and will be the primary basis of your sciatica treatment with us in HK.
If you suffer from sciatica, book an appointment with us today. We are also more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have, as well as offer plenty of advice on your initial consultation.