LOWER BACK AND SCIATIC
1 in 6 Australians will experience back pain. That is 3.7 million people. It is also estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives.
Often niggles in the back can turn into significant injuries, which may prevent you from working or being able to partake in your daily activities. These niggles are your bodies way of letting you know that something isn’t quite right, but often can be a quick solution.
It is wise to attend to these niggles in your back, before they trigger a severe response, often by something small, like tying your shoelace or picking up some fluff off the floor. A big flare up, or serious injury can be far more debilitating, and take much longer to get on top of through treatment.
Dr Jessica Sammut
WHAT IS SCIATICA PAIN?
COMMON PAIN COMPLAINTS
Sciatica is the pain felt in the buttock and leg, caused by pressure on nerves in the lower back.
Sciatica can be caused by slipped discs, pinched nerves, a jarred back and some forms of arthritis.
Osteopathy may assist you with the diagnosis, treatment or management lower back and sciatic pain.
Lumbar facet sprains
Lumbar disc issues
Myofascial trigger points
Arthritic degenerative change
Muscle strains or tears
Hip flexor issues
Pelvic imbalances or weaknesses
Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction