Sciatica Pain Treatment
Sciatica What is it?
Sciatica is not a medical problem itself, but a very common, debilitating symptom of a condition. Symptoms include numbness, weakness, burning, constricted range of motion and pain in the leg, hip, and sometimes foot. Most people experience sciatica on one side of the body, but there are cases where both legs are affected, thus restricting movement and causing severe, chronic pain.
Sciatica pain is caused when too much pressure is applied on the sciatic nerve or when the nerve has become injured. Sciatica can affect anyone at any point during his or her life. It is very common for women to experience sciatica during pregnancy.
Early diagnosis is essential before any nerve damage and pain becomes worse. At Clinicube, we can evaluate your condition through a variety of tests including MRI’s, X-Rays, or blood work. With proper diagnosis and treatment, sciatica pain can be eliminated, nerve damage alleviated, and movement with ease can be restored.
The severity of the nerve damage and the medical condition causing the sciatica symptoms will determine the recommended course of treatment. In more severe cases, where the cause is a bulged or herniated disc, more aggressive therapies will be required. Most cases don’t require surgery and can be treated with non-surgical chiropractic therapies that prove effective. Most patients with sciatica pain experience relief and regain strength with improved range of motion with chiropractic therapies.
The Doctors at Launchfit™ by Clinicube®are uniquely prepared to treat your sciatica pain and mobility issues with a multiple–faceted personalized course of treatment.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life it can be. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Some people turn to spinal decompression therapy — either surgical or nonsurgical. Here’s what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you.
Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Physical Therapy for Sciatica
Physical therapy exercises incorporating a combination of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning are a central component of almost any sciatica treatment plan.
When patients engage in a regular program of gentle exercises, they can recover more quickly from sciatica pain and are less likely to have future episodes of pain.
Exercise Provides Sciatica Pain Relief
While it may seem counter intuitive, exercise is usually better for relieving sciatic pain than bed rest. Patients may rest for a day or two after their sciatic pain flares up, but after that time period, inactivity will usually make the pain worse.
Without exercise and movement, the back muscles and spinal structures become deconditioned and less able to support the back. The reconditioning and weakening can lead to back injury and strain, which causes additional pain. In addition, active exercise is also important for the health of the spinal discs. Movement helps exchange n
utrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy and prevent pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Typical features of any sciatica exercise program include:
Core muscle strength
. Many sciatica exercises serve to strengthen the abdominal and back muscles in order to provide more support for the back. Stretching exercises for sciatica target muscles that cause pain when they are tight and inflexible. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, they can recover more quickly from a flare up of sciatica and are less likely to experience future episodes of pain.
This is only a couple of methods that we use at Clinicube to treat Sciatica pain.
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