How Chiropractic Delivers the Most Successful Sciatica Solutions
By Sandy Schroeder
The searing pain of sciatica might be compared to the intense pain of an abscessed tooth. When it strikes, seeking relief becomes an immediate issue.
Sciatic pain starts when a small muscle deep in the hips tightens and compresses the sciatic nerve, triggering intense pain and numbness in one leg. The tightness may gradually build.
When people sit more and more at home and at work, hip flexors and rotators tighten, and gluteal muscles weaken. This can make both sitting and walking painful.
Treating the body with chiropractic care and hip stretches may help to take the pressure off of the sciatic nerve, relieving the pain.
Reports of chiropractic success with sciatica are widespread. The European Spine Journal published the findings from a clinical trial last year indicating chiropractic adjustments achieved a 72 percent success rate in treatment, compared to a 20 percent success rate for physical therapy and 50 percent rate for corticosteroid injections.
If you are facing sciatica, see your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, to get the solutions you need now.
Your chiropractor will trace the pain and test sensory and muscle strength, as well as reflexes. He or she will review medical history and do a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments. The spinal adjustments may allow the nervous system to help restore normal use, and reduce inflammation, encouraging natural healing. Many patients note improved energy, better digestion and improved metabolism too.
As you and your chiropractor put together your plan of care, your chiropractor may suggest stretching the hips with yoga exercises for ongoing maintenance. Talk with a certified instructor about your sciatica pain and sample a class to see if it works for you.
You may also receive tips to reduce stress, work less, and eat healthier.
A Wellness Coach
Essentially, your chiropractor really will be your wellness coach, on-hand as a backup, whenever questions, injury or pain come up. I have many friends, relatives and co-workers who have followed this chiropractic path for years. They ran into back, neck or sciatica pain and found solutions that worked at their local chiropractor’s office. Now many of them are contemplating retirement. But they are still counting on their chiropractors to be there.
If this sounds like a solution that you could use, see The Joint Chiropractic today to get started. The Joint has eliminated the hassle of insurance with affordable care plans. Fixed appointments have been replaced with walk-in visits, and flexible weekday, weekend and evening hours are available.