Best Treatments To Ease Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is defined as pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve from the lower (lumbar) spine to the buttock and down the back of the leg. Sciatica commonly occurs when the sciatica nerve is compressed or has some kind of stress on the nerve, causing inflammation, pain and sometimes numbness in the affected leg or legs along the sciatica nerve.
Sciatica pain can be intense and take time to manage. Here are some effective ways to resolve and treat an onset of sciatica:
It is important to treat sciatica as early as possible – preferably with nonsurgical and non-invasive methods – to slow the progression of symptoms and to actually resolve the problem at its core without negative side effects.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, Atlas Orthogonal is focused on the alignment of the spine beginning at the top of the spine. Head and neck injuries can often lead to misalignments in the upper neck where the head sets on the spine. This top bone of the spine is called the Atlas vertebrae and is crucial to the alignment of the rest of the spine. It is similar to the top link in a chain, when the top link is twisted, the other links must follow.
As the Atlas tilts or twists due to poor posture, injury or trauma, the weight of the head will move from center. When the weight of the head is no longer centered over the spine, the rest of the spine will begin to compensate and twist and turn in order to adapt to the position of the head.
As the body adapts, this leads to a tilting and twisting of the hips.
The misaligned spine and the tilting and twisting causes irritation to nerves including the sciatic nerve coming out of the lower back. This is frequently why sciatica can be so difficult to treat because of the symptoms being far away from the cause. Treatments such as injections and surgeries or other modalities, focusing on the low back, frequently are not successful because the problem typically originates at the top of the spine with the Atlas alignment.
Precise and gentle Adjustments of the spine by an Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic specialist helps improve the alignment of the entire spine. It addresses the underlying conditions that can cause sciatic nerve pain, and in addition, other health conditions such as migraines, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues for example may also be resolved as the spine and nervous system is cleared.
BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy
BEMER is a medical device that has been used in Europe for over 20 years and has 5 International patents, used in clinics, hospitals and homes with supporting studies in PubMed.gov and scholar.google.com. As an FDA registered Class I medical device now gaining usage and popularity in North America, it increases blood circulation and oxygen to the cells through the capillaries and helps the body remove toxins. Increasing energy, better sleep, endurance and recovery, BEMER assists the body in healing, reducing inflammation and discomfort. It is easy to use in the office or at home for individuals of all ages. BEMER therapy is used frequently in conjunction with traditional and alternative healing modalities.
Certified AMIT doctors are trained to isolate specific muscles and muscle divisions for proper function. After initial testing, the practitioner will restore the muscles back to proper function within the neuro-muscular system. When muscles are injured or become overloaded, the body will “shut off” the particular muscle to protect from additional damage, much a circuit breaker in a building. When muscles are shut off or are aberrant, it can cause injury, imbalances, pain as the body works to compensate. Additional information can be found at http://amitmethod.com/
If you or someone you love is looking for sciatica pain relief call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and Certified AMIT practitioner. Getting to the core of the problem increases long term health, happiness and productivity. At Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, where the Doctors and staff have been educating and improving the quality of health for over 20 years. Call today and get your life back!