Sciatica Pain Relief Therapy
If your sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, the condition is called sciatica (pronounced si-ad-i-ka). The sciatica pain can be intense!Usually, sciatic nerve symptomsfollow the path of your nerve down the back of your legs and thighs, ankle, foot and toes, but it can also radiate to your back. Along with burning, sharp pains,sciatica symptoms make youfeel nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, prickling, crawling sensations, or tenderness. Ironically, your leg may also feel numb. Do you have this?
To complicate matters, although sciatica pain is usually in the back of the legs or thighs, in some people it can be in the front or the side of the legs, or even in the hips. For some, the pain is in both legs – bilateral sciatica! Some people find that yoga for back pain can help. The quality of pain may vary. There may be constant throbbing, but then it may let up for hours or even days. It may ache or be knife-like. Sometimes postural changes, like lying down or changing positions, affect the pain, and sometimes they don’t.
In severe cases, sciatica can cause a loss of reflexes or even a wasting of your calf muscles. For this, exercises for back pain can help, since that can be a form of treatment for back pain and therefore also treatment for sciatica. For sciatica sufferers, a good night’s sleep may be a thing of the past. Simple things like walking, sitting, or standing up can be difficult or impossible. Some have found that acupuncture for back pain has been temporarily useful for sciatica. Have you ever experienced any of these symptoms?
We take a different approach to sciatic nerve treatment.After a thorough neurological examination we determine which part of the nervous system is not functioning properly. In many sciatica patients we may find a high mesencephalic output, which then compounds the back problem, since the brain controls spinal muscle tone and other body functions that can give us clues.
There are three parts to the brain stem: top, middle, and lower. The mesencephalon is the top part of the brain stem. A high output of the mesencephalon will cause an increased pulse and heart rate, inability to sleep or waking up from fitful sleep, urinary tract infection, increase warmth or sweating, and sensitivity to light. Do you ever feel these things?
Along with a high mesenphalic output, the sciatica patient may have a decreased output of the cerebellum. The cerebellum is in the back part of the brain, and it controls all of the involuntary spinal musculature.
No matter what the condition, it is imperative that the doctor performs a thorough and comprehensive exam to determine the exact nature of the patient’s condition. It is important that a board certified chiropractic neurologist examine the patient for an imbalance in the brain.
The right brain controls the left side of the body, and the left brain controls the right side. If the patient is experiencing pain on one side of the body, the opposite brain may be firing at an abnormally high rate. In order for a patient to perceive pain, an area of the brain must fire at a higher frequency of firing. If the pain is bilateral or on both sides, there may be different central structures involved such as the brain stem or cerebellum. It is my job to determine which aspect of the central nervous system is not working properly.
Areas of the brain that are either under or overperforming are then stimulated or calmed to create balance. This is done with sound, light, smell, vibration or other methods, using oxygen to enhance the treatment techniques, resulting in profound sciatic nerve relief. Does that sound good to you?
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know), give us a call at 772-287-7701to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for these breakthrough procedures. Do you want to get rid of this problem now?Return to Conditions We Treat