Do you need help with back pain or sciatica? We understand how debilitating this condition can be which is why we are dedicated to helping you recover naturally.
Are you experiencing the following:
- Muscle tension in your shoulder blades?
- Restricted and painful movement?
- Difficulty bending forwards or backward?
- Sciatic pain down your legs?
- Pain when breathing in deeply?
- Slouched posture?
- Pain getting in and out of bed?
- Muscle spasms?
Back pain and sciatica are one of the most common complaints we see as chiropractors here at Penshurst Chiropractic. It is estimated 70%-90% of the population will experience an episode of back pain at some stage in their life.
For anyone who has suffered from this condition, you are aware of how debilitating it can be. Back pain and sciatica can significantly impact your daily life, hampering many everyday activities.
Due to the varying nature of back pain, there are many potential differential diagnoses including sciatica (numbness, tingling, and shooting pain), facet syndrome, muscle sprains, joint sprains, disc bulges and many more. It is important that we correctly identify what type of back pain you are experiencing in order to have success with treatment.
- Poor posture/spinal alignment
- Inactivity/sedentary lifestyle
- Prolonged sitting
- Repetitive poor movement
- Poor lifting technique
- Sports injuries
- Underlying disease or pathology (rare)
Treating Back Pain and Sciatica:
Here at Penshurst Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to treating conditions of the spine. We focus on the entire neuromusculoskeletal system, rather than simply the injury site. This includes the spine as a whole, extremity joints (hip, knee, etc), muscles, ligaments, tendons, as well as the nervous system.
The first step in helping you manage and prevent your problem is to ensure we have an accurate diagnosis. We achieve this through a comprehensive clinical history, thorough physical examination including; neurological, orthopaedic, and musculoskeletal tests, and possibly further diagnostic investigations such as X-Rays (if required).
Once our team has all the information required to make an accurate diagnosis, we will explain our findings to you in a simple and concise manner. Based on the information we collect, we will then tailor a treatment plan specific to your condition and goals. Our team is dedicated to helping you manage and prevent back pain and sciatica in a holistic manner. If at any stage we determine that you need to be referred out to another provider we will be sure to find the right people for you.
Prevention and Education:
In order to help you experience results outside of our practice, our team will equip you with knowledge on how to prevent future injuries, give you sound ergonomic advice, as well as prescribe specific rehabilitation exercises just for you.
For your next appointment with our chiropractors, book online today.