Relieve Sciatica Without Medication: Oakland/Alameda Chiropractor
Suffering from persistent sciatica that won’t go away? Have you considered corrective chiropractic care, which has the potential to provide significant relief?
A study reported in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21036279 concluded: “Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.”
Spinal manipulation makes sense, because chiropractors are experts on the spine. And, says a report from Harvard Medical School, in nine out of 10 cases, sciatica is caused by a displaced disk in the lower spine. Other causes include degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, spinal stenosis, and general wear and tear on the lower spine. Sciatica is also common among pregnant women.
In fact, sciatica isn’t a medical condition – it’s the name for a set of symptoms caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs through your lower back, hips and buttocks. It’s the longest nerve in your body.
Medical treatment typically involves heat and/or ice packs, pain medication, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, physical therapy and even surgery. However, none of those treatments deal with the root cause of the problem: your spine, which also houses your nervous system.
When the nervous system is operating efficiently, nerve energy from the brain travels down the spinal cord and out to every organ and limb in our body. When the spine is misaligned, as occurs in sciatica, that flow of energy is disrupted, similar to water flowing out of a hose with a kink in it.
Chiropractic offers a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. Chiropractors such as Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center in Oakland and Alameda are experts in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), the most researched, published, scientific, and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
That means they are among only a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors trained to rehabilitate and realign the spine back to health for a long-term solution to sciatic pain.
If you live in Oakland, Alameda or the East Bay, take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland and Alameda.