Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.

Opening hours: Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Every alternate Saturday

What is chiropractic and how can it help?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Over 100 years ago, D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) had a "big idea" — that good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care. Today, chiropractic is the second largest licensed health care profession. 

Chiropractors work with and enhance the body's natural ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery. Like all professional health care practitioners, chiropractors follow definite protocols to gain the information to provide you with the best care. They will take your history and conduct physical, orthopaedic and neurological examinations and may order or take X-rays.

What is chiropractic?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

We know that the nervous system controls the functions of every tissue, organ and system in the body. Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily ale spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. 

When that relationship is compromised by a spinal bone interfering with your nervous system (a vertebral subluxation), your chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment (a specific, precise, corrective force to the offending spinal segment). 

This correction permits normal nerve transmission, enabling the body's innate recuperative power to begin the healing process. It is said that the body needs no help or interference in looking after itself.

Creating health and well-being

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Centenary Chiropractic Centre provides fantastic spinal health services in Camira. Dr Hodal uses a comprehensive and gentle method called the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). Founded in 1925, this technique has been studied and researched around the world. Its on-going success is the result of worldwide innovations in chiropractic treatments. 
So, call us today.  

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.
Understanding Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms, and Chiropractic Treatments

Understanding Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms, and Chiropractic Treatments

Monday, July 31, 2023

Sciatica is a common and often debilitating condition that affects many individuals worldwide. Characterised by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the leg, sciatica can significantly impact a person's daily life and mobility.

UNDERSTANDING SCIATICA: 

Sciatica is not a medical condition itself but a symptom of an underlying problem, often related to nerve impingement in the lower back. The sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the human body, can become irritated or compressed due to various factors, resulting in the characteristic pain and discomfort associated with sciatica. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc, where the gel-like centre of a spinal disc protrudes and presses on the nerve roots. 

CAUSES OF SCIATICA: 

  1. Herniated Disc: The most prevalent cause of sciatica, a herniated disc occurs when the soft inner material of a disc leaks out and irritates or compresses the nearby nerves. 
  2. Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal can lead to compression of the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica symptoms.
  3. Degenerative Disc Disease: With age, the spinal discs may naturally deteriorate, leading to disc bulges, herniations, or spinal joint inflammation, all of which can contribute to sciatica. 
  4. Spondylolisthesis: This condition occurs when one vertebra slips forward over another, placing pressure on the sciatic nerve roots. 
  5. Piriformis Syndrome: In some cases, the sciatic nerve can be compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle in the buttocks, leading to sciatica symptoms. 

SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA: 

  1. Lower back pain: The pain typically originates in the lower back and radiates down the buttock and leg, following the path of the sciatic nerve. 
  2. Leg pain and numbness: Individuals with sciatica often experience sharp, shooting pain, tingling, or numbness along the affected leg, potentially extending to the foot and toes. 
  3. Muscle weakness: Weakness or difficulty moving the leg, foot, or toes may occur due to the nerve impingement associated with sciatica. 

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS FOR SCIATICA RELIEF: 

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing sciatica symptoms, addressing the root cause of the condition. Some effective chiropractic treatments for sciatica relief include: 

  1. Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to realign the spine and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. By applying gentle and targeted manual manipulations, chiropractors aim to improve spinal function, alleviate nerve compression, and reduce pain. 
  2. Decompression Therapy: Spinal decompression involves gently stretching the spine to create negative pressure, allowing injured discs to retract and relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. 
  3.  Therapeutic Exercises: Chiropractors prescribe specific exercises and stretches to improve core strength, enhance flexibility, and provide stability to the spine. These exercises can alleviate symptoms, improve posture, and prevent future episodes of sciatica. 
  4. Cold Laser Therapy: This non-invasive therapy uses low-level laser light to stimulate tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain associated with sciatica. 
  5. Lifestyle Recommendations: Chiropractors provide holistic care by offering lifestyle recommendations to support overall well-being and prevent sciatica flare-ups. This may include guidance on maintaining proper posture, ergonomics, and adopting healthy habits. 

Sciatica can cause significant discomfort and limitations in daily life. Understanding the causes and symptoms of sciatica is essential for effective management and relief. Chiropractic care offers a comprehensive and drug-free approach to alleviate sciatica symptoms, addressing the root cause of the condition. By combining spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and other chiropractic treatments, individuals can experience relief from sciatic pain, improve their overall well-being, and regain their mobility. If you are suffering from sciatica, consulting with a chiropractor can provide valuable insights and personalised treatment options tailored to your specific needs, helping you find relief and enhance your quality of life. 

If you’re experiencing sciatica, book an appointment with us today online at www.centenarychiro.com.au or call us on 3381 0440 

For expert chiropractic services in Camira, call Centenary Chiropractic Centre today on 07 3381 0440

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