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    Sciatica

EDGE Wellness Clinic can assist in reversing the Cause of Sciatica without the Need for Risky Drugs or Surgery

Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, running from your pelvis through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. Your sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down your legs and is fundamental for providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. Subsequently, sciatica can be a debilitating condition as it causes pain which radiates along the path of this nerve and can hinder your entire lower body.


SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF SCIATICA INCLUDE:

Symptoms of a pinched nerve often include:

  • A bulging or herniated lumbar disc.
  • Infection.
  • Sports related injuries.
  • A growth within the spine.
  • Piriformis syndrome (the piriformis is a muscle which lies directly over your sciatic nerve. If this muscle becomes tight or if you have a spasm in this muscle, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve).
  • In some cases, sciatic pain in men has even been caused simply by sitting on a wallet!

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA?

If you suffer from sciatica this is often a warning sign that you have an underlying nerve problem which is placing pressure on a nerve in your lower back. This will often feel like a shock and increases when you sit, cough or sneeze. Sciatic pain will often start gradually and intensify as time progresses. Therefore, if you suffer from any of the following symptoms of sciatica, it is urgent that you seek professional help:

  • Pain which radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttocks and down the back of your leg- this pain may vary from mild aching to sharp, burning pain or severe discomfort.
  • Numbness in your leg(s).
  • Tingling in your leg(s).
  • Muscle weakness in your leg(s).

Fortunately, with a combination of stretches, spine & wellness care, sciatic pain can be significantly relieved. At EDGE Wellness Clinic, our experts utilise the appropriate assessment techniques to isolate the source of your sciatic pain and administer treatment to this specific area. We also recommend a deep muscular / soft tissue release of your lower back and piriformis muscles, which will serve as an effective supportive healing measure following your spine & wellness care. By following these treatments, you can alleviate your sciatic pain and actively reduce your chances of suffering from severe sciatic pain in the future.


RESEARCH:

A nonsurgical approach to the management of patients with lumbar radiculopathy secondary to herniated disk: a prospective observational cohort study with follow-up. Donald R. Murphy, DC, Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD, and Ericka E. McGovern, DC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;32(9):723-33.

Treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis: a review of the literature. Kent Stuber DC, MSc, Sandy Sajko DC, MSc, Kevyn Kristmanson DC. J Chiropr Med. 2009 Jun;8(2):77-85.

Management of low back pain and low back-related leg complaints: a literature synthesis. Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, William Meeker, DC, MPH, Richard Branson, DC, Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD, Jeff R. Cates, DC, MS, Mitch Haas, DC, MA,f Michael Haneline, DC, MPH, Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, William Updyke, DC, Robert Mootz, DC, John J. Triano, DC, PhD, and Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008 Nov-Dec;31(9):659-74.

Outcomes managing radiculopathy in a hospital setting: a retrospective review of 162 patients. Kim D. Christensen DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS, Kirsten Buswell DC. J Chiropr Med. 2008 Sep;7(3):115-25.

Manipulation in the treatment of acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion: a randomized double-blind clinical trial of active and simulated spinal manipulations. Valter Santilli, MD, Ettore Beghi, MD, Stefano Finucci, MD. The Spine Journal 6 (2006) 131-137.

High-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation for symptomatic lumbar disk disease: a systematic review of the literature. Anthony J. Lisi, DC, Erica J. Holmes, DC, and Carlo Ammendolia, DC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Jul-Aug;28(6):429-42.

Biomechanical and neurophysiological responses to spinal manipulation in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Christopher J. Colloca, DC, Tony S. Keller, PhD, and Robert Gunzburg, MD, PhD. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Jan;27(1):1-15.

The Effects of Mild Compression on Spinal Nerve Roots with Implications for Models of Vertebral Subluxation and the Clinical Effects of Spinal Adjustment. R. Scott Alderson, D.C.1, George J. Muhs, D.C., DABCN, CCN. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 4(2), 2001.


CASE STUDIES:

Resolution of Chronic Back, Leg and Ankle Pain Following Intervention and the Use of Orthotics. Robert B. Mattson, D.C. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res. March 20, 2008.

Treatment of a pregnant patient with lumbar radiculopathy. Ralph A. Kruse DC, DABCO, Sharina Gudavalli DC, Jerrilyn Cambron DC, MPH, PhD. J Chiropr Med. 2007 Dec;6(4):153-8.

Treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts: a report of two cases. Cox JM, Cox JM 2nd. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Feb;28(2):143-7.

Management of a chronic lumbar disk herniation with Chiropractic Biophysics methods after failed general manipulative intervention. PaulK GP, Harrison DE. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Nov-Dec;27(9):579.

High-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation in the treatment of a case of postsurgical chronic cauda equina syndrome. Anthony J. Lisi, DC, and Mukesh K. Bhardwaj, DC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Nov-Dec;27(9):574-8.

Management and rehabilitation of a 38-year-old male with an L5-s1 disc herniation. Hammer CJ. J Chiropr Med. 2004 Autumn;3(4):145-52.

Rehabilitation of a patient with S1 radiculopathy associated with a large lumbar disk herniation. Craig E. Morris, DC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 Jan;22(1):38-44.




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