Sciatica is not a condition but a symptom. It refers to pain or other altered sensation along the path of the sciatic nerve which runs from the low back through the hips, gluts and legs.
Sciatica will generally only affect one of the lower limbs and can be caused by several things. Lumbar disc herniations or impingement by one of the gluteal muscles are common causes of sciatica that we successfully treat.
Other causes such as encroachment by osteoarthritis and tumours can be determined by imaging studies that we are able to organise for you.
At Wakatipu Chiropractic we integrate Chiropractic with professional Massage Therapy to ensure people suffering from sciatica symptoms receive the fastest and most effective treatment and relief. We also have a network of other referral sources from physiotherapists to neurosurgeons that we utilise when indicated.