June 26, 2017

 If you have ever had sciatic nerve pain, you know it hurts! Sciatica starts in the lower back or buttock, radiates down one or both legs and can travel down the back of the thigh, and in many cases down the calf and to the foot. The pain can be dull and achey in nature, but is often described as sharp, shooting, electric like pain that can be movement dependent. Often times, the pain increases during walking or sitting, and for some may be relieved by lying down. Other people may find that it is hard to be comfortable in any position when it is really acute.

How does this happen?

The sciatic nerve can become inflamed by a couple of culprits. Many times that culprit is the L5/S1 disc, or the last disc in the spine right at the base of the lower back. This is...

December 16, 2015

Across healthcare, the goal of research is simple: to determine the best methods of treatment for particular conditions in order to achieve the best possible outcome. In other words, what treatment is effective for X, Y or Z? Well, chiropractic care is making great progress in the research world for the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, from prevention to acute injury treatment.

 

One recent study showed that of two groups of patients: one who received medication, and the other who received chiropractic manipulation, there was a notable difference in how successful the two treatments were after 4 weeks of injury. As you can see, the vast majority (94%) of patients in the chiropractic group had reduced pain after treatment, while only 56% of the medication...

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