Prescription drugs only cover the symptoms allowing you temporary relief. Pain medication is very often prescribed to patients who suffer from Sciatica issues. According to the British Medical Journal, there may be little point. Researchers went over the findings in 23 studies which compared the targeted medication to sugar pill placebos and the medication was found to be no more effective in treating this radiation of pain from hip to leg. That is, of course, the major symptom in Sciatic patients.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, has shown to have a major impact on patient healing from this issue. A study done in 2010 showed that it holds no risk compared to surgery and is just as effective.
Sciatica is caused by nerve compression. It can cause weakness in one leg or the other, shooting pain, loss of feeling, even paralysis of a leg, and insomnia. Things known to cause Sciatica include: lumbar spine subluxations, herniated discs, bulging discs, slipped discs, pregnancy, piriformis syndrome, childbirth, diabetes, constipation, and even tumours. Chiropractors use a variety of different techniques to decompress the spine, improve flexibility and increase the range of motion.
Keep in mind Chiropractic cannot treat some select sources such as bone spurs which may press on the Sciatic nerve. There will be some patient cases in which surgery is actually the best option. For many though, regular adjustments can help the body realign and heal.
When you come in a medical review will be done of your history and current symptoms as well as any diagnostic testing necessary which may include Xrays, MRI, CT scan or electrodiagnostic tests.
The treatment used varies from case to case. It may include Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractic adjustments), Ice/Cold therapy, Ultrasound therapy, TENS unit therapy (electrical muscle stimulation), and other therapies as indicated.
You don’t have to simply get used to it or live in pain. Health is our natural state. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida or Southwest Florida area, Let me, Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C., help you get back on your feet again and enjoying life without pain. If you are outside my area, please google “Sciatica Chiropractors Near Me” – we wish you the best in your journey to wellness.
Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.