Your sciatic is the bodys longest nerve, beginning at your spinal cord and going down through your hips and buttocks, and then branching down to each leg. This nerve is important because it affects your ability to control and feel your legs. If this nerve becomes irritated or compromised, then sciatica occurs.
Sciatica is a sensation that causes weakness or numbness along the sciatic nerve (hips, buttocks and legs) and can cause moderate or severe pain. Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying injury to the nerve or to an area that impacts the nerve, such as the bones in the neck and back.
Since there are many disorders that cause sciatica, it is important to understand the underlying condition before developing a treatment plan. A review of your spine as well as your medical history will help understand if spinal adjustments and other chiropractic therapies are appropriate.
Depending on your condition, chiropractic treatment can help by developing a plan to regain control of your symptoms to avoid invasive surgery.
Since sciatica is often caused by herniated discs, Chiropractic treatment for the first six to twelve weeks after the onset of symptoms can be safe and effective. Treatment can include spinal manipulation.
If it is determined that your sciatica is caused by other disorders beyond the scope of chiropractic care, then we’ll refer you to one of our many medical partners in Singapore to get you the help you need.
Causes and risk factors
Your history and X-Rays will be needed to find the exact source of your sciatica. Once it is known, it can be treated. Some treatment may require spinal corrections and manipulation. You may also need specific rehabilitation exercises and trigger point therapy.
Sciatica can be caused by a number of conditions that involve the spine:
- Herniated Disks – The bones in your spine are separated by cartilage filled with a thick, clear material to absorb shock as you move. If a disk becomes herniated, the outer cartilage will rip and the substance inside can extrude and compress the sciatic nerve
- Gluteus Minimus Muscle (“Pseudo-Sciatica”) – The gluteus minimus is the deepest of the gluteal muscles and is supplied nerves from L4 through S1. When the nerve is injured or compromised, the muscles are diminished and referred pain can occur. This often mimics sciatica and can be constant or severe in intensity.
Wu Zu Qi Tuina Treatment
The Wu Zu Qi Tuina technique at Chin’s Qi Tuina Centre removes qi blockages in your back and spine, while circulating your qi which contributes substantially to your qi circulation that will enable the sciatic nerve to be un-compressed to a large extent, and in many cases, freeing it from further compromise.
Usually, after a series of 2 to 4 treatments, the patient will have no more problems performing their daily tasks of walking, running, sitting, lying down and sleeping, with almost all pain but a distant memory.
References would be Mr. Goh, Mr. Rajinder Singh, Ms. Cheong, Daniel Liew and many more. Please go to Chin’s Qi Tuina Centre for more patients’ comments.
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