Treatment Of Sciatica And Leg Pain
Sciatica and leg pain has many causes, and best rectified without surgical intervention. In this article, we will provide you with information on causes and non-operative treatment options for sciatica and leg pain. Medical journals define sciatica as leg and back pain that originates from the lower spine and buttocks; running down the leg. The leg pain associated with the sciatic nerve varies in severity and frequency. Some, describe their the leg pain as either dull, achy or sharp. Other symptoms such as numbness, burning sensations and tingling in the legs are common with sciatica.
What Causes Sciatic Nerve pain?
Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not a disorder itself, but symptoms of neuropathy. Several other disorders may also compress nerves, leading to sciatica. In other words, sciatica is a symptom of pinching of the sciatic nerve. Various disorders are known to cause sciatica and leg pain. Some of these conditions include lumbar spine subluxations or misaligned vertebral bodies.
However, a common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc or slipped discs (slip-disc), tumors, pregnancy, and childbirth. Also, there could be non-spinal disorders like diabetes or constipation that cause the sciatica-like symptoms. In short, sciatica an-all-in-one-term that describes instability of the spine. And as such, the sciatica symptoms are often triggered by doing something as simple as sitting incorrectly in one’s back pocket.
Piriformis syndrome is the most common cause of Sciatic Pain in the Back or Legs.
The most common cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. The Piriformis muscle connects the sacrum (tailbone) to the thighbone and helps with hip rotation. Piriformis muscle is a source of compression for the sciatic nerve compression because the sciatic nerve runs beneath it. It is highly susceptible to injuries and is prone to cramping, thereby resulting in a “pinching” of the sciatic nerve with inflammation and leg pain. An accurate diagnosis is essential because sciatica is a symptom of numerous conditions.
Therefore, our first step would be to identify what is causing the patient’s case of sciatica. To form a diagnosis, our research-based clinical chiropractors will review your medical history. Once we have taken down your history, clinical assessment start. Our teams will complete a thorough physical and neurological examination. This can include testing with a CT scan, an MRI, x-rays. We may even send you for electrodiagnostic tests root-cause of your sciatica and leg pain.
How our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Treat Sciatic Nerve Pain?
The concept of our physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment is to use non-invasive and drug-free methods to help you heal and recover within the shortest time frame. Treatment of sciatica in our centers is through integrative methods enhanced with advanced therapy devices. Our collaborative protocols used in the care of back pain, sciatica, and leg pain is a proven system of care. Our proven system of sciatica care is through serial MRI assessments. In short, if you suffer from sciatica-like pain, we offer the best holistic sciatica treatment in Malaysia.
There are various types of chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments available for cases of sciatic nerve compression. The best treatments are those based on the patient’s condition. The ice/cold therapy is used to reduce inflammation and assist in controlling sciatic pain. However, ultrasound treatments are more beneficial to penetrate into the muscle tissue and increase circulation. Ultrasound therapy involves gentle heat being created by sound waves. Therapeutic Ultrasound can help relieve feelings of spasm, swelling, pain, and stiffness. Spinal decompression therapy is great. But, for it to be effective, it must be a TRUE spinal decompression therapy unit and not traction or DTS. In our opinion, the best spinal decompression therapy device is the RxDecom®.
Spinal Manipulations and Sciatic Leg Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain
Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments are needed components of the care you should get. Our Chiros are well-known in Malaysia. The chiropractic treatments you get in our centers involve the physical movement of the spine. Chiropractic treatments or “Adjustments” restore misaligned vertebrae to their correct position in the spinal column. This type of adjustment is beneficial in reducing nerve irritability, muscle spasm, leg pain, inflammation and other symptoms associated with sciatica. Adjustments may seem risky, but if conducted by trained professionals they are found to be effective and safe. In fact, in our centers, we utilize the most conservative of chiropractic treatments when it comes to sciatica and leg pain.
The chiropractic adjustments as performed when lying on your side, rotating the spine. Our In our centers, we do not rotate the spine during your chiropractic treatment. Our preferred method of chiropractic treatment of sciatica and slipped disc patient is the Activator method of chiropractic treatment (adjustment). Chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation is a great method of care. What is even better than all these methods is a multipronged combination of all in a highly targeted manner. In other words, NSD Therapy®. If you are looking for the best neck pain treatment, back pain or sciatica treatment in Malaysia, seek NSD Therapy®. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the ONLY center in Malaysia that offers NSD Therapy®. Call us today to see if you are a candidate for this highly effective means of non-operative treatment.
Final Words On The Matter
Dealing with sciatica and leg pain can be frustrating and, well, painful experience. Spine surgery should be the last options as it fails often. Our non-surgical methods of treatments have helped thousands. We are certain that we can do the same for you. So, before you opt for spinal injections or spine surgery, call us. This article will help demonstrate how our clinical teams in chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation help you recover from back pain, sciatica, and leg pain.