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An Overview of Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain is a prevalent medical condition that affects millions of individuals across the globe. Primarily, the condition is characterized by pain that originates in the lower back, near the sacrum, and radiates down either or both legs. Additionally, the pain that is experienced can be sharp or dull while being accompanied by other sensory issues such as numbness, tingling, and/or weakness.

Examples of What Causes Sciatica Pain

Initially, it might be difficult to not only diagnose but also identify the etiology of sciatica pain. But, after a physical assessment and diagnostic workup by our expert osteopaths, we are likely able to attribute the cause of your pain to a unique origin. Let’s explore a few of the most popular causes below:

  • Pregnancy

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Herniated Discs

  • Muscle Imbalance

Our Techniques to Treat Your Pain

While our team of experienced professionals at MK Osteopathy takes a personalized approach to your treatment plan, our ultimate goal is to alleviate sciatica pain and promote healing.

One of the key osteopathic techniques we use to treat sciatica pain involves hands-on manipulation of the affected area to help relieve pain and restore function. In addition, it is not uncommon for us to leverage a technique called myofascial release, which involves applying gentle pressure to specific areas of the body to release tension and improve mobility.

While we do support the use of hands-on techniques, we also believe in the importance of educating our patients about their condition and empowering them with the tools they need to manage their pain at home. This may include providing education about exercises to improve balance and mobility, as well as lifestyle changes to support the restoration process and prevent future episodes of sciatica pain.

Who Do We Treat?

At MK Osteopathy, we treat individuals of all ages. Our office is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, so if you are interested in bringing your life back to normal, then schedule a consultation with one of our team members today.

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