Los Angeles Upper Cervical Chiropractor Discusses Sciatica And How The Root Cause Can Be The Neck
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic sciatica. Are you suffering from burning pain down your leg? Do you feel a searing pain in your buttock? Are you hobbling around because you cannot bear the pain in your leg? These are all signs that you are suffering from sciatica. Sciatica is also known as sciatic neuralgia.
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In this article, we will discuss a little known natural procedure called Blair Upper Cervical Care that has been helping sciatica sufferers recovery health and sanity.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic sciatica. Are you suffering from burning pain down your leg? Do you feel a searing pain in your buttock? Are you hobbling around because you cannot bear the pain in your leg? These are all signs that you are suffering from sciatica.
Sciatica is also known as sciatic neuralgia. In this article, we will discuss a little known natural procedure called Blair Upper Cervical Care that has been helping sciatica sufferers recovery health and sanity.
Many people experience the pain of sciatica, but never achieve a long-term solution to their pain. Sciatica can make daily tasks of living difficult and in some cases impossible. Most patients are relegated to pain killers and if it is the result of a disc bulge in the low back man opts for surgery.
If the public knew that there was a natural solution where they could avoid drugs and surgery most would appreciate the option. Listen to a Blair upper Cervical Care patient has to say about his recovery from sciatica and low back disc injury.
Sciatica- What Are The Symptoms?
Sciatica can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. Those that suffer experience sciatica pain throughout their lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort.
If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse if the underlying cause is not corrected. There are many factors that can lead to sciatica, but the most common cause is piriformis syndrome followed by disc injuries and bulges. Both conditions irritate the sciatic nerve and cause that terrible pain you feel down the middle of your leg and buttock.
Did You Know That Trauma Can Be The Cause Of Sciatica?
Sciatica is common when there are misalignments in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy or trauma. Blair upper cervical doctors are highly trained to zero in on the source of sciatica and to work with the patient in correcting the underlying cause of their sciatica. Blair Upper Cervical Doctors have found great success with sciatica by correcting spinal misalignments in the upper neck region.
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle that connects the upper leg one to the sacrum (hard bone between the buttocks). When spastic it can entrap the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. While stretching and other physical therapy modalities can help locate the cause of its chronic spasticity is the key.
The piriformis muscle becomes tight in response to postural and neurological irritation. The upper cervical spine, more specifically the brains-stem controls the tone of the piriformis muscle and the entire spines postural muscles. When the neck is injured posture becomes imbalanced leading to the hips being out of balance. (fig.1) The upper neck spinal misalignment in most cases is the underlying cause of piriformis syndrome and sciatica.
what does An Upper Cervical Chiropractor Do?
Upper Cervical chiropractors run objective neurological tests to determine whether cord irritation exists in the upper cervical spine. Once it is determined that there is a problem affecting the brain stem precise articular( joint) X-rays are taken to determine exactly what direction the misalignment has displaced. Angles are then measured off of the problem joints and a precision spinal correction is made.
No cracking, popping, or pulling of the neck is done during the correction. It is precise, gentle, and painless. Following the spinal correction, the patient rests in a " recuperation " room to allow the body to relax and " regain" control of its proper spinal position. Follow up care is necessary to ensure progress is accruing.
Each visit objective tests are done to determine whether another spinal correction is necessary or not. Over time as the adjustment holds healing occurs throughout the body. Our adage in upper cervical circles is, " nature needs no help just no interference".
We hope this blog reaches those seeking natural alternative solutions to migraines and other chronic health conditions. Upper cervical chiropractic has one goal- restoration of function. When this is achieved it is possible that a host of health conditions may resolve as a natural by-product of better body function.
About the author:
Dr. Hall has been the president of the BLAIR Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society for nine years. He is a BLAIR technique instructor and has been practicing the procedure for 16 years seeing over 9000 patients. Dr. Hall runs two offices, one in Los Angeles the other in Carson.