Osteopath Sciatica Pain Therapy Treatment In Melbourne
Many people are unaware that their symptoms are actually referred pain from other muscles or joints and are not, in fact, classified medically as sciatica.
Both types of complaints can be treated by our osteopaths.
There are many symptoms that can be considered sciatica, however, with true sciatica the nerve will be irritated. It first manifests as a sharp pain that travels down the back of the leg. This could only affect the hamstring region or it could travel down the calf muscle to the ankle. In the leg and foot, there is frequently accompanying numbness, and tingling.
However, referred pain can also manifest as pain in the groin, down the side of the leg, or in the quadriceps muscle. Although it can range from a persistent dull ache to strong pain, shooting pain is not frequently used to describe it.
Sciatica Pain: Top Among Osteopathic Patients
One of the most typical types of pain among our patients is sciatica.
Examination of Sciatica
Your osteopath's goal is to help you regain normal or improved movement and function while also reducing or eliminating your pain.
Osteopaths adopt a whole-body, or holistic, approach, so they also examine other body parts to see if they have an effect on spinal dysfunction. This usually entails looking at the relationship between the spine and the pelvis (your hips and tailbone), the relationship between the spine and the leg, and even the relationship between the spine and your upper body.
Osteopaths begin by examining the spine's joints and muscles to determine where there is tension and pain. This helps detect what kind of imbalance or spinal misalignment there is as well as which joints or muscles are inflamed.
In order to determine whether there have been any prior injuries, repetitive strains, surgeries, illnesses, or emotional stress that may have an effect on the spine, pelvis, and hips, the osteopath will collect a thorough case history. Previous x-rays, scans, and medical tests are also considered.
Your osteopath will be able to determine what is causing your pain if you provide a detailed case history that includes the symptoms you are experiencing and why they started. If you have sciatica, your osteopathic doctor will try to loosen up your piriformis as well as other buttock muscles. They will also work with the muscles and joints in your lower back to increase mobility and lessen pain.
Managing Sciatica Relief
In addition to osteopathic care, the osteopath might suggest some actions patients can take after care to help manage pain. This may entail improved postural adjustments to lessen repetitive strain such as:
- gentle exercise
- postural changes
Specialist Treatment of Sciatica
Osteopathic treatment for sciatica is effective, according to research. Osteopathic doctors have extensive experience managing and treating sciatica in clinic settings.
Patients are brought to a balance point to help prevent aggravating their pain, whether they are experiencing acute, severe pain or a chronic, long-term problem.
Along with treating your spine, an osteopath will also focus on other body parts that may be contributing to your spine's compensatory issues this is part of the osteopathic holistic whole-body approach.
What to expect from your Osteo sciatica consultation →
Our Melbourne Sciatica Nerve Pain Osteopaths
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B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA
B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA