on the Sunshine Coast
Are you tired of the debilitating pain and discomfort caused by sciatica? With over 33 years of experience, our dedicated team of chiropractors is here to help you find relief and regain your quality of life.
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.
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:
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.
Yes, chiropractic care is a non-invasive and effective option for treating most cases of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many patients choose to continue with chiropractic care to maintain their spinal health and prevent future injuries.