Few things are more frustrating than dealing with a bad back. Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a few months back after I sprained my back lifting my baby. It was absolutely debilitating, but I knew that I was going to have to live with it. I kept trying to clean my house, look after my kids, and handle my daily chores, but the pain just kept getting worse. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended a great chiropractor that could help. He adjusted my back and things started to get better. This blog is all about the benefits of working with a professional.
Sciatica nerve pain is a painful condition where the sciatic nerve is pinched, which results in shooting pain through the lower back and down the back of the leg. The most common reason for the pinched nerve is a herniated disks putting pressure on it. It can seem impossible to walk or perform daily tasks with sciatica pain. However, you don't need to suffer with sciatica pain forever. Here are some treatments that you should try.
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for sciatica pain. A chiropractor might try several different methods to relieve your pain. The chiropractor might begin with ice therapy. Chiropractors often put ice packs on their patients before any adjustments are done to reduce the initial pain and lessen inflammation.
A TENS unit is also used by chiropractors to reduce sciatica pain and other issues you may have. The TENS unit is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator that stimulates muscles at various intensities to control muscle spasms. It can also help control the nerve pain caused by the sciatic nerve. Finally, your chiropractor will try spinal manipulation techniques that move misaligned vertebra and take pressure off of your sciatic nerve. Some people will need multiple adjustments while others will have complete pain relief after just one. It all depends on the extent of the misalignment and how well your body responds to the treatment.
Many people are skeptical about the effectiveness of acupuncture, but it has effectively relieved symptoms of many different conditions. When acupuncture is done, the acupuncturist places thin needles around the body. These needles are strategically placed in specific places to help the current condition that you are seeking relief from. Sciatic can be treated with acupuncture. It will get to the root of the issue and encourage self-healing in the body. While you might get some pain relief after the first treatment, acupuncture generally takes several treatments to get full relief.
Medication can help relieve sciatica pain. Many people with sciatica are prescribed a combination of pain relievers, muscle relaxers and NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Many people with sciatica pain have inflammation and muscle spasms around the site of the pinched nerve. The muscle relaxers and NSAIDS will help relax the muscles and reduce inflammation, while the pain medication reduces the pain.
Most people respond to at least one of these non-surgical treatments. You can try one of them or even all three. Chiropractic care tends to be the most effective treatment with the fastest pain relief from sciatica pain. If you have been suffering through sciatica, make sure you call a chiropractor (like Dr Rick J Jaminet PC) and look into medication and acupuncture if it doesn't relieve 100% of the pain.Share
11 August 2016