Sciatica and how chiropractic can help

Sciatica is a very common issue that we at Salford Chiropractic Clinic.

Sciatica is the term used to describe pain in the leg, which is originating from the lower back.  This pain can be sharp, or a deep achey pain.  The pain can effect the entire leg, or often just a small area, for example pain in the side of the leg, pain only in the calf muscle, or shin,  Its actually quite common that this pain presents on its own, without any back pain.  

At Salford Chiropractic Clinic we see patients with this complaint everyday.  The cause of sciatica can vary from being caused by a simple “joint” issue in the lower back, an issue with the pelvis, a nerve issue or a “disc” problem.  However, with the extensive training and experience our Chiropractors have, they will confidently be able to make a correct diagnosis following your initial appointment and discuss the most effective treatment plan for you.  

See our reviews for examples of many patients who have struggled with Sciatica, until they visited us. 

Prefer to watch a video giving you information on this topic? Below is our Chiropractor Patrick Langham talking about Sciatica

Some Relevant reviews on how Chiropractic has helped our patients with Sciatica

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Chiropractor Near Me

Chiropractor Near Me

How to find the most appriopriate one for you.

Location of a Chiropractor to a patient is important for many reasons, however it is not the only reason to choose the Chiropractor.

Here are a ideas to help you decide / choose the most appropriate Chiropractor for you:

  • Is The Chiropractor GCC Registered

    Is the clinic registered with the appropriate governing bodies? For the United Kingdom Chiropractors should be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

  • Google reviews for chiropractors

    This is a good method to see real world reviews that are hard to get, as Google requires an account for the reviewer. The google reviews will look like the image below. Take the time to look over the clinics reviews, not just for the negative ones but also if people have mentioned issues that sound like yours and had success.

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  • Social Media

    Check the clinic out on social media. The usual suspects of Facebook and Instagram are good indicators. Try looking if the page on Facebook has a reviews section. If its doesn’t then this could ring alarm bells. Ask yourself “why wouldn’t the page have a review option?”

  • Chiropractors and Block Bookings

    These are becoming unfortunately more common place and are in most cases NOT needed. In our experience it is only a small number of patients who need to be seen on a regular basis. Ask yourself how does the chiropractor know it will take 30 appointments to get me better and why is the number so high? For your reference we typically see patients for 3-4 appointments for the issue to be significantly improved, if not entirely resolved. Yes there are exceptions to these numbers, but the key point is they are the exception not the rule.

X-Rays & Chiropractic

These are NOT common place in Chiropractic in the UK and there is strict protocol to clinically justify an x-ray. They are used very sparingly and full body x rays are not permitted, unless you have been in a severe situation. With proper training and diagnostic skills, a Chiropractor will have no need for costly and unnecessary x-rays.

  • Contact a Chiropractor

    Contact the clinic or Chiropractor and ask to speak or email the therapist. They should be open to talk or communicate to help advise if their treatment maybe of help.

  • What can Chiropractors Help With?

    The Advertising Standards Agency have a list of issues that Chiropractors can currently help with, below are the current list for 2019. CLICK HERE to be taken to the ASA page on chiropractors current list.

Exert taken from the ASA website.

Based on all evidence submitted and reviewed to date, the ASA and CAP accept that chiropractors may claim to treat the following conditions:

  • Ankle sprain (short term management)

  • Cramp

  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Joint pains

  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Lumbago

  • Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Plantar fasciitis (short term management)

  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)

  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder

  • Tension and inability to relax

Can Chiropractors claim to treat other conditions?

Any conditions that are not reflected above or which go beyond the specific conditions as described above would need to be supported by robust clinical evidence to support their claims.


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