Perth chiropractic for sciatica

Help reduce pain and tension in your sciatic nerve.

Dr Helen is a holistic and integrative Chiropractor focused on offering her patients relief from chronic joint or muscle pain to achieve long-term health and restoration of wellness. Dr Helen now operates from the Applecross Chiropractic Centre, 871 Canning Hwy, Applecross WA 6153.

Chiropractic care services

Experiencing sciatica?

Dr Helen employs Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) to offer an individualised treatment plan for those experiencing sciatica. S.O.T. focuses on adjusting the sacrum and lumbar spine, areas directly related to the sciatic nerve, while A.K. allows for the assessment of potential muscle imbalances or nutritional issues that could be affecting nerve function.

Because sciatica can be a recurring or chronic condition, often exacerbated by lifestyle or other health factors, Dr Helen places an emphasis on the need for preventative and ongoing chiropractic care. Adopting this proactive approach allows for the management of current symptoms, as well as the prevention of future flare-ups, helping patients maintain overall nerve health and bodily function.


How Helen can assist

  • Tailored approach
  • Posture correction
  • Patient education
  • Non-invasive approach
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Long-term wellness
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The three levels of care

Dr Helen follows a broad treatment paradigm for the three levels of care consisting of:

Level 1

We work to release the spine from its dominant holding pattern, allowing and aiding cerebrospinal fluid flow, which is so often reduced during stressful periods in life. We also focus on reducing muscle pain and tenderness and improving flexibility.

Level 2

We begin to correct secondary body patterns and further improve flexibility. We also correct any obvious nutritional deficits that begin to show up at this stage and continue to restore and normalise muscle and joint mobility.

Level 3

Continue to promote the body's natural intrinsic healing ability to aid the body in remaining in its optimum response pattern. This involves aiding and promoting cerebral spinal fluid flow, removal of spinal joint interference as far as possible and promoting strong muscle and ligament function.

Book an appointment today!

Applecross Chiropractic Centre,
871 Canning Hwy, Applecross WA 6153

I am often asked

Here are some commonly asked questions about sciatica and chiropractic care.

Is chiropractic care safe for sciatica?

Chiropractic care is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and qualified chiropractor. They use controlled techniques to address sciatica. However, it's important to communicate any concerns or medical history with your chiropractor.

Is chiropractic care for sciatica painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are generally not painful, although some individuals may experience mild discomfort or soreness afterward. Chiropractors use gentle and controlled techniques to address sciatic pain.

Can chiropractic care prevent future episodes of sciatica?

Chiropractic care can contribute to better spinal health and posture, potentially reducing the risk of future sciatica episodes. Your chiropractor may provide guidance on exercises and lifestyle modifications to help prevent recurrence.

How many chiropractic sessions are needed for sciatica relief?

The number of sessions required varies depending on the severity and underlying causes of sciatica. Your chiropractor will assess your condition and create a personalized treatment plan, which may include multiple sessions.

Is chiropractic care covered by insurance for sciatica?

Insurance coverage for chiropractic care varies among providers and plans. Some insurance plans may offer partial coverage for chiropractic treatments for sciatica, while others may not cover it at all. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.