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SciaticaWork Injuries

Sciatica and Lumbar Disc Herniation

Pain in the legs and lower back may be caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Learn more about how chiropractic and massage therapy can help relieve the pain of sciatica. Articles on Sciatica Treatment Chiropractic Speeds Sciatica Recovery Spinal… Continue Reading…

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Chiropractic Speeds Sciatica Recovery

Many people with sciatica find the pain to be so debilitating that they are forced to miss work and social gatherings. Among patients with lower back pain, those with sciatica experience the highest level of disability.1 According to public health… Continue Reading…

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Spinal Manipulation as Effective as Surgery for Majority of Sciatica Patients

The pain condition sciatica is triggered when an injury or misalignment of the spine interferes with the nerves that run from the lower back down each leg. Often this interference is caused by a herniated disc. Patients suffering from sciatica… Continue Reading…

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Drugs Ineffective for Sciatica Relief

The efficacy of common drugs for sciatica treatment has been called into question in a recent  literature review. Although there are consistent guidelines for prescribing medication for low-back pain, “this is not the case for sciatica.” To address this lack… Continue Reading…

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Drug-free Sciatica Treatment

Pain medication is frequently prescribed for patients with sciatica, but a new article from the prestigious British Medical Journal reveals that there may be little efficacy in this practice.   In the article, researchers reviewed 23 studies that compared placebo… Continue Reading…

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Physiotherapy Eases Sciatica

According to analysis of a recent study, physical therapy sessions provide both immediate and long-term relief for patients with sciatica. The research involved 165 patients with moderate or severe sciatic pain. They participated in physical therapy sessions for three months.… Continue Reading…

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Exercise could help sciatica patients avoid surgery

Studies on the efficacy of surgery for sciatica have produced conflicting results. An estimated 5-10% of patients that undergo microdiscectomy suffer from recurrent disc herniation after the operation. For patients undergoing another common sciatica surgery, lumbar laminectomy, 20-30% do not… Continue Reading…

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Sciatica Pain Relief: No drugs, No surgery!

Backaches are very common ailments affecting nearly 80% of adults at one time or another in their lives. Backaches can stem from compressed or herniated disks in the spine, muscle strains and a combination of these. Often times, excessive weight… Continue Reading…

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Spinal Degeneration

Spinal degeneration refers to a gradual deterioration in the function of the spine. Aging, injury or trauma can all contribute to wearing down the cartilage discs between the vertebrae. Four stages mark the degeneration of the spine: Phase 1 is… Continue Reading…

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Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

The debilitating pain caused by a herniated disc is unfortunately all too common. This condition is the end result of a longer process of degeneration. Fortunately, chiropractic care can provide relief for most simple herniated disc injuries. A herniated disc… Continue Reading…

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