What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve originates from the low back, travels through pelvis and down the back of the leg. It is responsible for transmitting important sensory and motor information to and from the lower limbs.

The term to describe pain, paraesthesia or numbness down the back of the leg is Sciatica.

Sciatica causes and chiropractic treatment

Sciatica can be caused by a number of structures irritating the spinal roots or sciatica nerve. It is important to determine where the irritation is occurring and treat that region appropriately, in an effort to reduce the ongoing trauma to the nerve.

An appropriate assessment by a Chiropractor does exactly this and then provides treatment to reduce the irritation on the nerve and get you back functioning again.

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David T. McNaughton
BSc. Chiro | M.Chiro | M.Res

PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership (CARL) Fellow

As a chiropractor, David has a special interest in chronic pain and lower back, neck and shoulder complaints. Treatments are tailored to you.

Whether through postural correction, strengthening muscles or improving co-ordination, these treatments restore confidence in your body and empower you towards a more active lifestyle.

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Chatswood NSW 2067

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