Monthly Archive:: December 2015

Is your job triggering your sciatica pain?

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Faster recovery with conservative treatment (Part 2 of 3)

This is part 2 in a series of 3 on active conservative treatment of sciatica. Often,  doctors opt to give patients surgery based on the belief that surgery produces faster recovery times. But results from a new study

Staying active enhances conservative treatment of sciatica (Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 in a series of 3 on active conservative treatment of sciatica. Studies have shown that conservative treatment can be just as effective as surgery in treating patients with low-back pain and sciatica. (1) But

Active vs. Passive Conservative Treatment for Sciatica (Part 3 of 3)

Previously, treatment for low-back pain consisted of bed rest or passive treatment methods. Now more studies are pointing to the benefits of staying active with pain thresholds. The word “active” is a double entendre though: not only

Exercise and Chiropractic Cures Firefighter with Sciatica and Low-back pain

A combination of exercise and chiropractic care may be the missing link in your sciatica treatment. Recently, a case study illustrated the benefit of chiropractic care in a 47-year old firefighter with chronic back pain and sciatica. The

Physical therapy provides immediate and long-term sciatica relief

Supervised sessions of physical therapy provided immediate and long-term relief for patients with sciatica, according to secondary analysis of a recent study.  165 patients with moderate and severe sciatica pain participated in several supervised physical therapy sessions for

Your Head is a Bowling Ball

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Chiropractic Helps Relieve COPD

The COPD Foundation reports that more than 24 million people in the U.S. currently suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a disease in which the airways are hindered by some type of issue with