The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to sciatica.
Sciatica can be caused by many different factors such as decreased joint space, deceased range of motion of the L4/L5 Lumbar segments or the SI joint, Disc Pressure on the nerve root, even irritation and swelling from the piriformis muscle.
Chiropractic Adjustments are a safe and effective treatment. Some of the immediate benefits include:
Reduced pain and discomfort
improved range of motion
Increased muscle tone and strength
In fact, after an extensive study of all available care for low back problems, the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality) recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
A well respected review of the evidence in the Annals of Internal Medicine pointed to chiropractic care as one of the major nonpharmacologic therapies considered effective for acute and chronic low back pain.
More recently, research has shown that there is strong evidence that spinal manipulation for back pain is just as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise, and moderate evidence that it is just as effective as prescription NSAIDS combined with exercise.
An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 also suggested chiropractic care as an option for people suffering from low back pain--and noted that surgery is usually not needed and should only be tried if other therapies fail.
Using the Chiropractic Technique that is right for you Dr. Alex Paulk will get you on your feet as quickly as possible.