SD Chiropractic Kiama and Allambie Heights

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Common conditions and treatments

Patients we see can be experiencing a myriad of conditons or pain from the odd niggle or headache to chronic pain or post-surgery rehab. And we love helping our patients get back to their best selves. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive care that addresses not only the symptoms but also the root causes of various health issues. From chronic back and neck pain to debilitating headaches, we are dedicated to helping you find relief and restore your quality of life

In addition to traditional chiropractic techniques, we integrate the principles of kinesiology to offer a holistic approach to wellness. Whether you’re seeking relief from back pain or sciatica, interested in optimising your nutrition, or exploring natural ways to enhance your overall well-being, we’re here to support you on your journey to better health. Read more below about common conditions and treatments. 

Reducing back, neck and headache pain

Reducing back, neck and headache pain

Every day more and more Australians experience disabling lower back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.  One explanation for this is the impact our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have on postural fitness.  Poor posture increases pressure on your spine which can cause lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.

Chiropractic care is an increasingly common and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches without the need for drugs or surgery.

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between body structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how this relationship can restore and maintain health.

Nutrition & other lifestyle factors

A lot of people don’t realise that most chiropractic education incorporates nutritional training. Chiropractors believe that in order to maintain normal spinal function patients also need assistance in making healthy lifestyle choices around nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle factors

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Adopting healthy habits

Adopting healthy habits now (e.g. improving postural fitness through regular movement / exercise) can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later in life and have a positive impact on your self-esteem, social relationships and even mental health.

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Leg Pain and Sciatica

Leg Pain and Sciatica

While pain may manifest in the arms, legs or other parts of the body, it can originate in the spine.

Sciatica is a severe pain in the leg caused by compression, irritation, or inflammation of the sciatic nerves, which are thick nerves extending down the back of each leg. Each sciatic nerve consists of five smaller nerves that extend from the lower spinal column, and then join together and travel down the legs.  The sciatic nerves divide into tiny smaller nerves that ravel to the knee, foot, toes, calf, and thigh.

Symptoms

People with sciatica can sometimes experience shooting pains down the leg and into the foot and toes, and other times a dull ache or numbness.  Sciatica is caused by many things.  Sitting at a desk for long periods of time in one position can exacerbate the pain.  Exercise can make the pain worse.  Tennis or golf and other twisting activities can cause sciatica pain to flare up. Sometimes, the pain may be in both legs, and other times it may alternate from one leg to the other.

Causes Of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is very long, so there are many places along its length at which the irritation may occur.  One place is the lower back.  A misaligned lumbar vertebra can cause inflammation around the nerve, causing the pain.

Disc herniation can also cause sciatica.  Discs are the “shock absorbers” between the vertebrae of the spine.  They are cartilage-like cushions that occupy the spaces between the vertebrae which allow the back to turn and bend normally.

Chronic pain

While pain may manifest in the arms, legs or other parts of the body, it can originate in the spine.

Sciatica is a severe pain in the leg caused by compression, irritation, or inflammation of the sciatic nerves, which are thick nerves extending down the back of each leg. Each sciatic nerve consists of five smaller nerves that extend from the lower spinal column, and then join together and travel down the legs.  The sciatic nerves divide into tiny smaller nerves that ravel to the knee, foot, toes, calf, and thigh.

The common thing with all these types of pain is that the actual feeling of pain is always, 100% of the time, created in your brain.

Pain and the Immune System

We know from many research studies that the way you experience pain depends on your personal situation. Research has shown that the way you feel pain, its intensity and unpleasantness all depends on what’s going on for you – and most importantly – what you think and feel about the situation.

If you expect to feel pain, your brain can actually make you feel pain

Contact us

If you can’t find a booking time online that suits your schedule, please contact us on 02 9451 1113 to make a booking over the phone, or email us below.

Opening Hours

Monday           (Kiama)8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday           (Allambie)8.00am – 6.00pm     
Wednesday     (Allambie)8.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday         (Kiama)8.00am – 5.00pm
Friday               (Kiama)8.00am –11.00am
SaturdayClosed
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