Chiropractic Treatment For Sciatica Surprise AZ
Sciatica is a condition where one experiences intense pain radiating down one or both legs. Many times, patients can have pain all the way down to the foot. But in some cases, people will only experience pain down to the knee. This can be a debilitating experience for many people where recovery can seem miles away. Most people are unable to sit, stand, or even do something as simple as get dressed in the morning. Luckily, utilizing the ABC™ technique we address the root cause of sciatic cases. The root cause lies in the spinal cord.
The spinal cord is the connecting tube that connects the brain to the rest of the body. It is in control of all communication in the body from the brain down and the body up. What happens in cases of sciatica is that the spinal cord becomes stretched when the body becomes forward. This is what you see with stereotypical bad posture. The spinal cord becomes stretched and pulls on the brainstem.
Example: Try tucking your shirt tightly into your pants in the back and then give yourself a forward posture. You will immediately feel a tug at your collar. This is exactly what happens to your spinal cord and brain with bad posture.
To make things worse, many patients with sciatica also have one or multiple disc herniations and/or bulges. This is a scenario where the discs that sit between vertebrae tear, and some of the contents of the disc spill out and put pressure on the spinal cord. This further increases the tension in the spinal cord and brainstem because the spinal cord will be pulled over the herniation/bulge.
The solution arises when we improve a patient’s posture. This will alleviate the tension in the spinal cord and brainstem and thus eliminate the sciatica at the root cause instead of treating the symptoms.
The way we improve the posture is by doing two things. First, we must move the bones of the spine BACKWARDS! This is the opposite direction of regular-type chiropractic. Moving bones backwards makes more sense because the problem with bad posture is that people go FORWARD. So, pushing people more forward like regular style chiropractic does not provide a solution.
Second, we are going to eliminate scar-tissue that builds within the spine. This is one of the new discoveries within ABC™ technique. Scar-tissue is a thick spiderweb-like material that binds things together. We have learned that you build this scar-tissue inside your spine just like you do in muscles and other areas when you have an injury. In order to correct this we do specific full body stretches called “meningeal releases” that will break this scar-tissue up.
Correcting these two things is why you see such a dramatic difference in posture so quickly with ABC™ technique.
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