Understanding Sciatica Archive

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

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

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

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

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The Effects of Sciatica on Your Muscles

Patients who suffer from sciatica are at risk for developing muscle atrophy. A recent British study found that patients with sciatica had decreased muscle mass, also known as muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy occurs in people that have a

Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica and chiropractic Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients

Avoiding Sciatica Surgery with Chiropractic Care

The pain of sciatica often drives patients to opt for surgery. But new research suggests that chiropractic treatment can be just as effective as surgery in some cases of sciatica. Spinal decompression surgery, also known as microdiscectomy,