Sciatica Treatment in Fareham

Suffering with a shooting pain in your buttock or leg? You could have sciatica. But don’t worry, our team has helped hundreds of patients, just like you.

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You don’t need to shrug off neck pain or stiffness. Our team of experts can advise on a plan to rebalance the interaction between your muscles, joints and discs.

Back problems can be debilitating but there’s plenty of quick and easy treatments that have no downtime afterwards.

These can be caused by a number of factors including posture. We’ll carry out a full body assessment before recommending bespoke treatment.

Pain in your back, neck, arm, leg or pelvis? It could be caused by one of 23 discs. A quick x-ray can help us to get to the cause of this though.

From sports injuries to the way you sit, stand and walk, our team can support your joints to strengthen and repair while building them up for the future.

Don’t suffer with sciatica

Sciatica can be caused by something rubbing, irritating or pressing on the sciatic nerve such as a bulging disc in your back. It can cause pain anywhere between your buttock and your feet, with typical symptoms including:


  • A sharp shooting pain
  • A burning sensation
  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
 

While it’s caused by an irritated nerve, the reason for this can vary from person to person which is why a bespoke plan – that’s tailored to your individual needs and symptoms – is an effective way to help it.

 

Treatment for sciatica

Whatever your age and whether you’ve been officially diagnosed with sciatica or not, our team of experienced chiropractors can help. We’ll diagnose the problem and identify the root cause, and then create a tailored care plan that fits in with your lifestyle.

 

This will help to relieve existing pain and prevent it from becoming a more serious problem in the long-term.

What to expect

We begin care by conducting a thorough assessment, identifying where your pain is coming from and why. If we feel further tests or an x-ray is required, we have on-site equipment and facilities for this. 

 

Once we know what’s causing your symptoms, we can advise on a personalised care plan. This will include a combination of advice, adjustments and an at-home exercise programme. 

 

You can trust us too. You see, at Life Effect, we’ve helped patients of all ages to regain control of their life – without the pain of sciatica. In fact, there’s a lot of evidence that supports the use of hands-on specific manual adjustments for it. 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step towards your pain-free future today and get in touch with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can get sciatica but the most common causes of it are a bulging disc or spinal stenosis which is where your spinal canal begins to narrow. A previous back injury can also cause sciatic pain.

At Life Effect, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that you’re pain-free and not at risk of suffering with sciatica again. You can also take the following steps to reduce the likelihood of it coming back: stay active, be careful lifting heavy objects, good posture, maintain a healthy weight and not smoke.

 

Your specific circumstances and the results from your consultation and assessment will determine whether x-rays will be necessary. If you have any concerns at all, feel free to raise these at your consultation.

It can get better on its own but typically this takes between 4-6 weeks. If it doesn’t resolve you should seek help before it becomes chronic or gets worse. Regular sessions with a chiropractor can not only help alleviate any muscle and joint pain but prevent it.

It’s important to keep moving and continue doing your normal day-to-day activities. At Life Effect, we’ll prescribe gentle exercises for you to carry out at home so you should make time to do these to aid your recovery. Similarly, some patients find placing a pillow in between their knees helps.

 We won’t know what tests you’ll need until we begin the initial examination. Our practice has on-site facilities for additional imaging so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Typically, the first consultation takes between 30-40 minutes. 

No, the actual treatment won’t usually hurt but if you are suffering with sciatica you may feel tender during the examination. Our team will ensure you’re as comfortable as can be before starting though.

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