There is very good evidence to show that Chiropractic treatment helps people who suffer from sciatica (sciatic pain) to get relief from low back pain and leg pain symptoms.
Research from 2014 focused on a group of adults suffering from back pain, moderate to severe leg pain, and MRI confirmed disc herniation.
The patients receiving low back adjustments from a Chiropractor achieved extraordinary results.
Nearly 80% of patients reported clinically substantial improvement after one month of care.
An overwhelming 90% reported substantial relief from back pain, leg pain, and disc herniation following six months of low back spinal adjustments.
While over the counter drugs may provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation, they do so at a cost.
“Longterm use of painkillers isn’t the answer. It’s vital to find the root cause to the low back and leg pain you are experiencing.” says Dr Benjamin Martin of Optimal Chiropractic in Cork.
Longterm use of over the counter or prescribed painkillers manifests in injury to the digestive tract.
If you don’t like taking these meds and are looking for a drug free, surgery free avenue then chiropractic is the answer.
In our office here in Cork we assess alignment and movement of the spine.
We look for problem areas that interfere with the delicate nervous system.
Immobile and misalignment areas (called subluxations) receive specific and gentle adjustments to improve biomechanics and communication within the nervous system.
Pain relief is one of many positive side effects of the adjustment.
Reduced interference in the nervous system allows the body to better heal itself, helping to combat herniations or pain in the back, legs, arms, or neck.
Most spinal issues begin with subtle misalignments that generate no immediate feeling of pain.
The spine is meant to be flexible and allow for the movement of over 20 small bones.
Trouble begins when any one of those bones move out of alignment for a sustained period of time.
The onset of cavity-like symptoms form around subluxations. These subluxations do not radiate immediate pain but slowly begin to deteriorate over time.
The medical model of pain relief leads most patients to the pharmacy counter for common symptoms like low back pain and shooting leg pain (sciatica).
Research shows that Chiropractic treatment relieves the underlying causes of these conditions without the need for harmful drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic improves lives and plays a huge role in helping people reduce pain from sciatica and low back, neck pain and headaches.
If you wish to see if Chiropractic treatment can help you, please click here to book a free assessment and postural analysis in our Cork office?
With a postural analysis we can determine if a misaligned posture is the reason for your sciatica or low back pain.
During this free assessment we can advise you on your next step.
If we can help, we will be delighted to, if we can’t we will do our utmost to point you in the right direction.