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X-rays help find subluxations.
Phase 1 Subluxation
Phase 2 Subluxation
Phase 3 Subluxation
If you or somebody you know is suffering with the low back dis-ease “sciatica?” then you know how distressing and even debilitating this condition can be. Aside from the uneasiness and pain that is felt in the low back, which is bad enough by itself, you’re also experiencing some form of symptoms in one or both of your lower outlying areas (any region between the butt cheeks down to the toes). These symptoms range all the way from pins and needles, numbness to varied sensations of agony all experienced in the buttocks, back of the thighs, calf region, ankle, sole of the foot or the toes.
You are likely wondering what’s causing the agony and what to do about it. The exact cause may change from individual to individual but in a nutshell sciatica comes from some type of nerve damage. It might be a direct compression of the nerve (trapped nerve) but very often it is not compressed, instead it is stretched, twisted or sheared by an abnormality of the backbone.
Most individuals will seek out help from their GP and are usually given pain killers and if this does not work wait for a physiotherapy referral. But when you suffer with sciatica your best decision is likely to head straight out for your local chiropractor instead. Unlike a GP who must “generalise” in a variety of disease processes a doctor of chiropractic specializes in diseases of the backbone and is naturaly much more likely to help you find the quickest way to cure your sciatica.
There is a growing body of data that chiropractic therapists are extremely effective at resolving both acute and prolonged sciatica with some data pointing to 80-90% success rates. In addition to this there aren’t any side effects with chiropractic therapy like there are with drug care, steroid injections or surgical interventions. For instance latest information has demonstrated that epidural injections frequently given to deal with the pain of sciatica may improve your chances of spinal fracture through your life.
If you are suffering with sciatica then seek out help as soon as you can, because the earlier you deal with the problem the easier it will be to cure.
Peter Olsson qualified as a doctor of chiropractic in 2005 and has gone on to focus on the resolution of sciatica. He works with hundreds of people suffering with sciatica each week. You’ll find many great articles about sciatica on his site.