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66 Maud St

Maroochydore QLD 4558

Coolum Beach

4/21 Birtwill St

Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Chiropractors for Sciatica

on the Sunshine Coast

Are you tired of the debilitating pain and discomfort caused by sciatica? With over 34 years of experience, our dedicated team of chiropractors is here to help you find relief and regain your quality of life.

Understanding sciatica

Sciatica is a common condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down your legs, becomes compressed or irritated. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including sharp pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.

In 90% of cases, sciatica is caused by a herniated disc, but there are other possible causes such as lumbar stenoses, pelvic injury or fracture, spondylolisthesis and (less often) tumours.

Men between 30 and 50 years of age are more likely to have sciatica.

Pregnant women are also at higher risk of developing sciatica because of the additional weight they carry and the resulting change in posture.

Whether your sciatica is a recent development or a long-term struggle, our team of experienced chiropractors would be delighted to assess you and provide effective treatment that will improve your quality of life.

How we treat sciatica

We don't just treat the symptoms, we address the root causes of your sciatica. After a thorough assessment of your pain, your chiropractor will decide on the best treatment(s) which may include:

  • Spinal adjustment
  • Mobilisation
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Deep dry needling
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Posture correction
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Prescription of exercise and stretches
  • Prescription of supplements further medical tests
  • If necessary further medical tests

The fastest way to pain relief


Our doctors will diagnose the specific causes of your sciatica. During your initial consultation, they will take in-depth medical history, perform a physical exam and may refer you for imaging (X-ray).


Depending on the cause of your sciatica, we can provide appropriate adjustments, mobilisations, soft tissue therapy, traction and dry needling to relieve your pain.


We will give you personalised advice to help manage and reduce your pain such as exercises you can do at home, posture correction, nutritional guidance and prescribe practitioner-only supplements.

Why choose our team?

We are a multidisciplinary team of experienced chiropractors, with both female and male doctors available.
We love what we do and care deeply about our patients' wellbeing and happiness, some of which have been coming to us for decades.
We have two clinics, located in the heart of Maroochydore and Coolum Beach, open Monday to Saturday.
We are Bupa and Medibank preferred providers. We also accept Eftpos, Medicare, DVA and EPC.

Your questions, answered

Is chiropractic care a suitable treatment for sciatica?

Yes, chiropractic care is a non-invasive and effective option for treating most cases of sciatica.

How long does it take to see improvements with chiropractic care for sciatica?

The number of treatments varies based on the severity and underlying cause of your back pain, but many patients experience relief after just a few sessions. Your chiropractor will create a personalised treatment plan that may include multiple treatments over a few days or weeks.

What can I expect during a chiropractic treatment for sciatica?

During a consultation, your chiropractor may conduct assessments to diagnose the cause of your sciatica, including an in depth medical history, physical examination including range of movement, posture, gait assessment, neurological testing and orthopaedic and if necessary diagnostic imaging.

They may then use hands-on adjustments, gentle spinal manipulations, and other techniques to realign your joints, discs and spine to help alleviate sciatica.

They may also provide personalised advice to help reduce the risk of further injury and pain.

How long does a typical chiropractic session for sciatica last?

Our treatments typically last between 15 and 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on your specific needs. An initial consultation is 30 minutes or longer depending on your history.

Are X-rays or MRIs always necessary for diagnosing sciatica?

No, not always. In some cases, your chiropractor may be able to diagnose and treat your sciatica based on a physical examination and medical history.

Do I need a referral from my GP to see your team for sciatica?

No, you don’t. As our doctors are primary health care practitioners, you do not need a referral to see us. Feel free to book an appointment or ask us any questions.

Will my private health insurance cover the cost of the treatment?

Many insurance providers cover chiropractic care for neck treatment. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. We are a BUPA and Medibank preferred provider.

Should I continue with chiropractic care even after my sciatic pain is gone?

Many patients choose to continue with chiropractic care to maintain their spinal health and prevent future injuries.

Rediscover the joy of movement without sciatic pain