Are you in pain? Lower Back/ Sciatica

Lower Back/Sciatica

Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy 

Low back pain is located from the belt line and 30 cm above and into the buttocks. Sometimes the back pain is accompanied by referred pain to groin and legs.
The lower back has 5 vertebrae. Each bony vertebra has two joints separated by a disc which acts as a spacer and shock absorber for the spine which is supported by ligaments and muscles. A nerve exits at each vertebra level in the spine.
Back pain results when one or combination of the above structures are injured and inflamed, which can result in a trapped nerve e.g. sciatica.

 

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Back and Leg Pain – Slipped, Bulging or Prolapsed Disc

Leg pain can occur when the disc protrudes and irritates the nerve 
Strenuous activity that often includes a combination of bending, twisting and lifting can cause the inner gel of the disc to bulge on to the nerve.
If the nerve is irritated or trapped, pain, numbness, pins and needles can be felt in the leg, calf or foot depending on which nerve is trapped. Sciatica is the most common condition which produces pain down the back of the leg and femoralgia produces pain in front of the leg.

Treatments Recommended

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by the poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs and nerves.

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Physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments and surrounding structures.

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Podiatry is the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common conditions of the feet, ankles and lower limbs. Treatments we provide range from general footcare such as nail cutting and the treatment of skin conditions and ingrowing toenails, to gait analysis, orthotics and shoe-inserts, as well as nail surgery.

 

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Chiropodists specialise in general footcare; this may include nail cutting, the treatment of hard skin, corns, calluses and bunions, as well as ingrown toenails and advice on fungal skin and nail infections.

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Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles. 

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As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

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