You want another laugh? Many MD's over the past few years have sought other ways to make up for lost revenues by adding ancillary services to their service mix. Take, for example, the Obstetrics and Gynecological practice that now offers weight management, laser hair removal or skin resurfacing. Interestingly enough, these services are paid in cash, in advance, before the services is even rendered. Sciatic pain can usually be relieved through a combination of stretches, massage of the piriformis muscle and most importantly - chiropractic care.
In cases where a disc herniation presses on the nerve, Spinal Decompression Therapy could be an alternative to surgical intervention. Spinal Decompression Therapy is a natural choice for treatment because it gently stretches the spinal segments apart, giving the nerve more room during both passive and active movements. This will then allow healthy nerve information to flow between all segments of the spine in regards to both sensation and motor activity.
This addresses the issues of numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain. A scientific study (American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 1999) has shown that traction therapy, which is the practice of stretching and lengthening the spine (AKA - Spinal Decompression), has been proven to help reduce or even eliminate back pain. They found an 81% success rate for eliminating pain. One thing you can do is use spinal decompression, the theory being that pulling the spine apart slightly and keeping it that way for a few minutes will allow your discs to rehydrate and correct muscular imbalances.
Inversion tables are used for this and they are a very viable option for many people. Others include the mattress we sleep on 6 to 8 hours a night and the wrong shoes. When you consider the things that people could do to keep their backs healthy, it makes you wonder why more people are not more pro active in the health of their spine. One very smart strategy is to see a #ChiropractorSantaMonica
as soon as you begin to experience minor symptoms for lower back problems, neck strains or aches in your hands or legs.
You have plenty of time for the scary stuff later. But your first step should be trying the easy things. Medicine that works magic for nerve pain should be your first stop. Lyrica, Cymbalta, or Nerotin are just some of the medicines that do this. Once you have your pain under control, then you can find your 'pain free forever' fix.