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Sciatica pain can leave you bed-bound for weeks on end.
Sadly, this condition will affect around 40% of the population at some point in their lives.
Whether it’s a burning sensation in the leg, pain while sitting, numbness, or weakness when moving your leg or foot, sciatica symptoms need to be stopped quickly.
In order to stop this pain in its tracks, it’s important to understand what causes it.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica is mostly caused by irritation to the roots of your lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Lumbar spinal stenosis, pregnancy, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease can also cause this condition.
Mild sciatica can be relieved with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin. This is not a long term solution, however, and we highly recommend the following methods to treat mild to severe sciatica:
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
PEMF therapy is a unique form of treatment that uses gentle electromagnetic pulses to stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
When your body is sick or in pain, certain parts of your body become low in charge. Quite like a battery, this charge needs to be replenished in order to help you feel better.
At Independence Wellness & Pulse Center, our PULSE XL PRO makes this possible. This safe, painless, drug-free method of pain relief has been trusted by Dr. John’s patients for decades now.
Back pain relief and chiropractic care go hand-in-hand. With that in mind, it’s important to note that your chiropractor can fix sciatic nerve pain as well–and it doesn’t have to be painful.
Non-force chiropractic is a gentle, painless form of chiropractic care that uses the Activator Method®. This method utilizes a small, handheld adjusting instrument called the “Activator V” to deliver a gentle impulse to the tissues around your affected area. At Independence Wellness, Dr. John uses this technique to heal patients of all ages and ailments.
The Egoscue method
A certified egoscue postural alignment specialist, like Dr. John, can help you get rid of your chronic pain with special exercises. These exercises consist of specially-crafted exercises and corrective movements to help you realign your body for long-lasting pain relief.
Acupuncture uses pinning needles to alleviate pain in different areas of the body. It can also relieve stress, migraines, and help you stop smoking. This form of therapy allows energy to flow throughout your body, stimulating the flow to your lymph glands, and returning your nerves to their proper functioning.
Your sciatica pain stops at Independence Wellness. With a custom-tailored treatment plan, Dr. John can relieve your pain without surgery, drugs, or side-effects. Contact us today to request an appointment!