Sciatica: A Natural Approach to Healing
Sciatica pain is probably something you’re all too familiar with: the pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness somewhere in your low back, buttocks or down the back of your leg(s). You may have noticed your sciatica symptoms get worse with prolonged sitting or standing, driving, heavy lifting or twisting. Maybe you tried bedrest, only to discover that also makes your sciatica worse. The frustration of dealing with constant pain, reduced range of motion and decreased mobility is matched only by the frustration of trying to achieve safe, natural sciatica relief. The good news is, such sciatica relief does exist – learn more.
Traditional Sciatica Treatment
Treatment for sciatica symptoms traditionally includes one or more of the following:
- Physical therapy (exercise)
- Prescription medications
- Epidural steroid injections
Compared to powerful drugs, injections into your spinal area and surgery, exercise probably seems like a safe approach to sciatica pain relief. Unfortunately, as with the more aggressive therapies, exercise also does nothing to correct the underlying causes of sciatica.
Sciatica refers to a set of symptoms related to irritation of the sciatic nerve; these symptoms can be caused by any number of things, most of which originate in the lower back. Disc degeneration or herniation, bone spurs and trauma are common culprits, often lying unnoticed for years until something as innocuous as tying your shoelaces pushes the instability too far and you end up with sciatica. Whether your sciatica symptoms are mildly annoying or completely debilitating, a natural, drug-free solution to the problem is available.
Since sciatica is exacerbated by bedrest, it is important to keep moving to the best of your ability while dealing with sciatica symptoms. However, physical therapy and sciatica exercises are more intense workouts focused on the areas surrounding the sciatic nerve, particularly the lower back. What these exercises typically do is strengthen the muscles in the area and increase your tolerance to pain. What they typically don’t do is correct the underlying problem.
Since sciatica is often the result of nerve irritation caused by a misalignment in the spine, performing vigorous exercises for sciatica can increase the chance of further destabilizing the region, increasing your sciatica symptoms. If the root cause is degeneration (discs that protect the vertebrae have thinned and no longer provide that cushion), sciatica exercises can result in bones grinding against each other or trapping (“pinching”) a nerve between them, which also increases sciatica symptoms.
But don’t despair! Your quest for a drug-free alternative to healing your sciatica symptoms is not in vain, notes a successful chiropractor in Soquel. Chiropractic naturally and safely alleviates sciatica pain while correcting the underlying cause of sciatica symptoms.
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Sciatica Pain Relief: Safely and Naturally
“Chiropractors take a different approach to alleviating symptoms of sciatica by first pinpointing the cause of the pain, ” states a Grady County chiropractor in Chickasha. “When the misalignments are corrected, the pressure on the nerve roots is eliminated, allowing the nerves to heal. And when the nerves aren’t irritated, you can often say goodbye to your sciatica pain!”
Chiropractic enjoys an excellent reputation as the leading alternative health care approach in the world, due in no small part to chiropractic’s success with sciatica. If you’d like to experience what so many others already have, contact one of our caring and compassionate ChooseNatural.com chiropractors today for a consultation.
After getting some background information from you and conducting a thorough examination, your chiropractor will let you know if chiropractic can be of benefit in your particular situation. Since there are so many underlying causes of sciatica, a specific course of action will be designed expressly for you. Your doctor will explain this plan and answer any questions you may have. Then very precise, safe adjustments will be delivered to those previously-identified areas.
Although no one can predict any specific results, chiropractic has helped millions of people all over the world find sciatica pain relief. By visiting one of our chiropractors – a highly-educated, licensed health care provider – you can join the growing list of extremely satisfied patients who used to have sciatica!
Call a ChooseNatural.com chiropractor today to get started on your natural path to wellness and sciatica relief.
Natural is Better
Since fully one-half of Americans take two or more medications every day, it’s important to consider possible serious drug interaction issues before adding drugs for sciatica to the mix:
|Aspirin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Ansaid, Advil, Aleve, etc.||NSAIDS may have interactions with lithium, blood pressure medications and blood thinners.|
|Elavil, Norpramin, Endep, etc.||Anti-depressants may interact with heart rhythm medications, MAOIs, Tagamet, sleep aids, anti-seizure medication, narcotic pain relievers and others.|
|Flexeril, Soma, Valium, etc.||Muscle relaxants may be habit forming and may interact with MAOI’s, antidepressants, narcotic pain relievers and others.|
|Topamax, Neurontin, etc.||Anti-convulsants may interact with pain relievers, some anti-depressants, bladder medications, bronchodilators, diabetes medications, glaucoma medications, irritable bowel medications and others.|
|Codeine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, etc.||Narcotics may be habit forming and may interact with other pain relievers, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers or others.|