HOW TO TREAT SCIATICA USING CHIROPRACTIC
Sciatica is a disease suffered by a very many people all over the world today. It is a problem that causes pain in the lower back and buttocks, which sometimes affects one or even both legs. Like headache, the sciatica pain occurs in different forms that are frequent or occasional, excruciating or dull. The sciatica pain can be described as needlelike or almost like one suffering electric shocks.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica is not only associated with pain, it can attack in different ways referred to as symptoms, these symptoms include:
A dull or sharp, electric shock like, needlelike pain on the lower back and buttocks. This pain can be so intense such that it would be difficult to walk.
Burning and tingling sensation on the lower back and buttocks and you may sometimes experience numbness on those parts.
Sciatica is a symptom of a disorder caused by the nerve compression or injury in the piriformis muscle developed during pregnancy and childbirth, constipation, suffering from diabetes, tumors or even sitting on your wallet in the back pocket.
Chiropractic diagnosis of Sciatica
Sciatica can be caused by a myriad of things, thus the chiropractor must therefore carry out an extensive checkup on you before starting to treat you. This is done by thoroughly doing a background check on the patient’s medical history or carrying out physical or neurological examinations on the patient. This will help the doctor to know the cause of sciatica in the patient and thus treat it correctly.
Once the doctor has determined the problem, he or she carries out the following modalities of chiropractic treatment.
This is the gentle heat that is formed through sound waves and which penetrates into the body tissues. This improves the blood circulation in the body and subsequently reducing cramps, stiffness, spasms, swelling, and even pain of the muscles.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation:
This is a small device, which is powered by the batteries, which stimulates the muscles. It works in a way that it produces different electrical intensities, which are used to reduce muscle pain, or cramps when applied at the point of the pain.
This is the main aspect of chiropractic treatment. This is similar to massage, only it restores vertebrae to their original positions. This exercise helps reduce the irritation of the nerve, which is the main cause of sciatica.
This helps resolve inflammation and reduce the pain experienced when suffering sciatica.
Chiropractic treatment has been tested to completely treat and lower the effects of sciatica. One should therefore seek it to treat the problem fully.
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