Chiropractic - Most Effective Form of Disc-related Sciatica
Back pain is one of the most common problems most of us face on a day-to-day basis. Its reason, however, may be one amongst several possibilities, such as sciatica with disc protrusion, muscle strain, spinal stenosis, spine arthritis, to name a few. Acute back pain and sciatica can be one of the most common reasons that can cause you months of sleepless nights due to a lower back pain, pain in buttocks and in some parts of your feet. The most frustrating aspect of the pain due to sciatica is that there are no silver bullets that guarantee a quick relief from the set of symptoms collectively known as sciatica.
Thankfully, chiropractic care has been seen as an effective way of the pain management and a successful way for relief from the acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion. According to a study published in Spine Journal in year 2006, chiropractic treatment is a successful method for reducing and eliminating the acute lower back pain resulted due to sciatica. It has been proved as a result of a random double-blind clinical trial on a set of more than one hundred patients experiencing severe pain and had disc protrusions.
The trial was conducted on two groups of patients; one who received real chiropractic care by doctors of chiropractic at a frequency of 5 days per week. On the second group, the technique known as simulated manipulations was performed in order to conclude a clear comparison between both the groups. Evidently, the sciatica patients who received the real chiropractic care by experienced chiropractors had a faster rate of improvement and relief than those who were treated with simulated manipulations.
In terms of exact resultant figures, nearly 55% of the patients receiving chiropractic care were relieved of radiating pain as compared to the 20% patients from the other group receiving the simulated manipulations. Also, 28% of the patients receiving care from chiropractors were free from the local pain as opposed to the 6% of those who received the simulated manipulations.
This not only proved that chiropractic care has been effective in pain management, it also was free from the side effects of drugs that its counterparts that involved medication and simulated manipulations. The conclusion of this study was that chiropractic care is much more effective in the treatment of sciatica patients than the simulated manipulations or other techniques of sciatica treatment.
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Dr. Hakimian and his staff are dedicated to the enhancement of your health and performance. We offer the latest equipment and techniques for the treatment of injuries arising from home, auto or work as well as sports and recreational activities. At our offices we treat the whole person, knowing that all parts of the body must work together for optimum health and performance.
Chiropractic is an Art, together with a Science and a Philosophy, which deal directly with the nervous system of our body. These nerves control all bodily functions, both conscious and automatic. The art is the gentle and specific adjustment or movement of the joints within the body to relieve pressure on the nerves and to produce normal joint motion. This action minimizes both wear and tear as well as pain.
Dr. Hakimian is concerned about your body's overall health, he can evaluate and treat your spine if it is degenerating. Dr. Hakimian can teach you how to strengthen and protect your back with exercises and proper movement. You may also learn about healthy lifestyle choices, since the health of your spine is linked to the health of your entire body.