Treatment Of Sciatica And Leg Pain
Sciatica and leg pain has many causes and can be treated without surgery. In this article, we will provide you information on causes and the best non-operative treatment options for sciatica and leg pain. According to medical journals, sciatica can be defined as a medical condition that is characterized by a pain originating in the lower back or buttocks and travels down into one or both legs. The leg pain associated with the sciatic nerve varies in severity and frequency and can be described as dull, achy or sharp. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include numbness, burning sensations and a tingling experience along the legs.
What Causes Sciatica And Leg Pain?
Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not a disorder itself, but symptoms of neuropathy or other disorders that compression of spinal nerves. In other words, sciatica is a symptom of a 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, herniated discs or slipped discs (slip-disc), tumors, pregnancy and childbirth, and even non-spinal disorders like diabetes or constipation. It has been seen that people can suffer sciatic nerve compression by doing something as simple as sitting incorrectly in one’s back pocket.
Priformis syndrome is the most common cause of Sciatica
The most common cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. This syndrome is named after the piriformis muscle, which is located in the lower part of the spine, connects to the thighbone and helps with hip rotation. The muscle is important in 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.
Because sciatica is a symptom of numerous conditions, it is essential that the diagnosis is accurate; 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 and complete a physical and neurological examination. This can include testing with a CT scan, an MRI, x-rays, and different electrodiagnostic tests root-cause of your sciatica and leg pain.
How our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Treat Sciatica And Leg 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 methods of care for back pain, sciatica, and leg pain have been proven through serial MRI assessments. In short, if you suffer from 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 and the correct treatment used is dependent on the patient’s sciatica. 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 and can help relieve feelings of spasm, swelling, pain, and stiffness. Spinal decompression therapy is great if the device used is an actual spinal decompression unit and not a traction device. In our opinion, the best spinal decompression therapy device is the RxDecom.
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica and leg pain
Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments are well-known chiropractic treatments and involve the physical movement of the spine to 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 through the Activator method of chiropractic treatment (adjustment).
Chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation is great methods 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 a frustrating and, well, painful experience. This article will help demonstrate how our clinical teams in chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation help you recover from back pain, sciatica and leg pain.