Oh, the pain of it all. Sciatica, sciatica, a pain by any other name. . . Sciatica gets its name from the fact that the pain you feel radiates through the sciatic nerve. It can shoot through your hips, buttocks and down your leg. It can be debilitating. Sciatica is a major disease problem not only because of the physical agony, but also because it is one of the leading causes for losing time at work, which also means a loss of income.
Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, which presses on your nerves, a degenerative disc or bone spur. When the spine is out of alignment, inflammation occurs.
There are different ways to deal with the pain of sciatica and one proven way of finding relief is through chiropractic care. In The British Medical Journal November 19, 2019, they state that “most patients improve over time with conservative treatment including exercise, manual treatment and pain management.” Also, the United Kingdom’s Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) advocates “non-surgical care consisting of simple analgesics and physical therapy including chiropractic manipulation…” They go on to say that, “early active rehabilitation which includes chiropractic care is highly effective in preventing long term or chronic pain and disability. (www.spine-health.com)
According to a study written about in PMC US National Library of Medicine/ National Institute of Health, the use of Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy has shown to make a big difference in helping alleviate the pain of those suffering from back-related leg pain. This study offers the most compelling evidence to date regarding the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for back-related leg pain. To read the study in full, just click on this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3072925/
So if you are experiencing the pain of sciatica, it is best to receive treatment as early as possible. Your chiropractor can help alleviate your pain.
Long Van, D.C. joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians in 2008. He has experience in helping the human body function properly through the natural approach, and enjoys reading up on new information concerning medical conditions and associated treatments available.