Sciatica pain can be intense and tough to manage. The most effective treatments focus on controlling inflammation around the sciatic nerve, which can be caused by chemical and mechanical pain derived from possibly a herniated disc or a degenerated disc.
While some rest or activity modification may be necessary to help reduce inflammation, most doctors believe it is important to maintain as much activity as possible and avoid prolonged periods of physical inactiveness or bed-rest.
Seek Treatment Early
It is important to treat sciatica as early as possible using nonsurgical methods. Treatment of sciatica typically include some combination of Chiropractic care, physical therapy, and therapies such as BEMER and Low Level Cold Laser.
Here are the best ways to effectively treat sciatica:
Precise and gentle adjustment of the spine, performed by an upper cervical chiropractic specialist, aims at improving the alignment of the cervical neck and spine and balancing the central nervous system. This technique can help address the underlying conditions that can cause sciatic nerve pain, such as spinal misalignment and stress on the nervous system. Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical adjustments will also create a better healing environment and is not painful.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Energy Regulation is healing and relaxing to the body. Increasing circulation, oxygen and nutrients through the microcirculatory system and removing metabolic waste helps the body to heal naturally.
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique
Test individual muscles and muscle groups to find those not functioning properly. Once identified then treat and re-activate muscle to properly support the body and enable strengthening and proper range of motion. Once activated muscles are able to:
· Strengthen the spine and muscles of the lower back, abdomen, buttocks, and hip.
· Increase core strength
· Stretch tight and inflexible muscles, such as hamstrings
· Encourage the exchange of fluids and nutrients in the body by light aerobic exercises such as walking, swimming, or pool therapy
Certain forms of massage therapy, such as deep tissue massage, have proven benefits for pain relief. The benefits of massage therapy include:
· Improving blood circulation, which helps to create an effective healing response in the body
· Relaxing tight muscles, which may be contributing to the pain
· Releasing endorphins, which are hormones in the body that function as natural pain relievers
For more information about ways to help recover from neck and back pain, sciatica and chronic issues that reduce the quality of your life, call 480-325-6977. The Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists, Advanced Muscle Integration Technique Certified Practitioners that have been serving the community for over 21 years. Call today for a complimentary consultation and BEMER session.