Dr Candice Dugmore Chiropractor
+27 41 5811177

Address: 169 Fordyce Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth, 6070
Fax: +27 41 581 1112
Email: drcandi13@gmail.com

How can we help?

Back & Leg Pain

“I wish I’d found you sooner!”

We know what it’s like! Low back pain is far too common. Over 79% of South Africans will experience this at least once in their lives. It’s distracting, painful, frustrating and can stop you doing just about everything!

From muscle spasms, a bulging disc, lifting injuries, falls, sports, pinched nerves or even prolonged sitting or standing. It may range from stiffness getting out of bed to a crippling sharp pain with associated muscle spasms.

Our purpose… to find the problem quickly then re-balance and restore function of the spine! The goal is to restore spine and nervous system function by relieving nerve pressure, muscle imbalance and postural distortion. Often X-Ray’s are used to remove any guess work.

The benefits of chiropractic over medication can’t be overstated. No nausea, much safer and no painful recovery. In nearly every situation, you can continue on with life the way you want while care is given.

You will be in the hands of experts. Nothing gives us more pleasure than when we can help avoid a painful, costly surgery or freeing clients from pain killers. We recognise what you already know…. That no-one enjoys the prospect of surgery or taking unnecessary medication.

Sciatica and Leg Pain

The term “sciatica” refers to an irritation of the sciatic nerve, which begins at the base of your spine. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body and is roughly the diameter of a finger. It branches from the spinal nerves in the lower lumbar and sacral regions. It then joins together to form one very large nerve that extends all the way down the back of your leg to your big toe. Not all leg pain is sciatica, but most sciatica involves leg pain.

Sciatica sufferers often complain of severe, often unbearable pain along the path of the nerve. Symptoms may be noticed down the back of the thigh, buttocks, calves and possible the lower leg, ankle and toes. You may also be getting numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles and/or burning into one or both legs, ironically, the painful leg may also feel numb.

Sleeping, sitting, walking, bending, turning or standing maybe difficult or even impossible. It is quite difficult to find any type of comfortable position to relieve the pain.

The variety of techniques used to care for sciatica at Life Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has been proven, over the last 10 years to be incredibly effective. For decades, chiropractors and patients have observed benefits in chiropractic spinal adjustments to relieve the pressure being placed on the sciatic nerve. Many sufferers of sciatica have experienced dramatic relief of their pain after Chiropractic care.