Dr Sharni explains one of the most common conditions we treat at Essential Chiropractic and Healthcare clinic, sciatica.

Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve which originates in the lower back and runs down both legs. It is one of the most common conditions we treat in the clinic.

Common sciatica symptoms include:

  • Pains – originating in the lower back or buttocks and travelling down an individual leg, sometimes to the foot.
  • Sensations – pins and needles, an electric shock feeling, numbness and muscular weakness.
  • Physical restriction – reduced movement and accompanying lower back pain.
Our dedicated chiropractors aim to restore any misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position. Doing this may help reduce the nerve irritability responsible for causing sciatic pain.