Sciatica

Avoid Surgery with Chiropractic

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic research, Chiropractor Woodstock, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

At our office we take pleasure in working with people with Sciatic pain from all around the Woodstock Ga area.  Many of these people are nervous to ask if their sciatic pain will require surgery.   We are happy to answer that in the vast majority of cases, patients do not need surgery for their sciatic pain according to the latest research.  At our office we offer a variety of therapies to combat the root cause of sciatic pain including chiropractic adjustments, decompression, manual therapy, rehab exercises, ultrasound, and electric stimulation.   We take time to put together a specific plan for each individual patients and use a variety of these treatments to get...

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Chiropractic Compared to Surgery for Sciatica

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic research, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

Chiropractic For Sciatica Pain.   At Cleary Family Chiropractic we  work with many sciatica patients here in our Woodstock office.  Many of these patients have the same question.  Am I going to have to have surgery?  We are happy to report to these patients that most of the people we see for sciatica are able to achieve relief from their symptoms through conservative care including decompression, light adjustments, and core strengthening exercises. Furthermore the most recent research shows that many people don’t need surgery for this common problem, and that chiropractic  is more beneficial at resolving sciatic nerve pain. One of the most utilized...

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The Chiropractor or the ER. Where should you go to for low back pain!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractor Woodstock, Sciatica | 0 comments

Treating Back pain can be a very expensive venture.  Estimates in the US have back pain costing us around $86 billion dollars a year.   Much of that cost can be attributed to expensive surgeries as well as trips to the ER.  While I have covered some of the reasons surgery is generally best left as a last resort here visiting the ER not only tends to be the most expensive places to treat back pain but it can also be one of the least effective. In a recent study involving ER visits and low back pain it was determined that 2.3% of ER visits  were due to low back pain.   That amounts to roughly 2.63 million visits as a whole.  When admitted the most common diagnostic...

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Spinal disc the ball bearings of the spine.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Back Pain, exercise, Sciatica, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Ball Bearings of the Spine           Spinal disc,  they can degenerate, tear, bulge or even herniate,  but they do not slip!   Although when most use the terminology of slipped disc they are describing one of the above terms. This of your spinal disc as the ball bearings of your spine.  They separate each vertebrae and create necessary spacing for our nerves to exit the our spinal cord and connect to all our vital tissues to our brain.  They act as a cushioning to force between your spinal segments.  The disc has two main components first a layer of  rings of fibrous tissue called the anulus fibrosis.  The second component is  a...

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Chiropractic care before Surgery when treating Sciatica

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractic News, Chiropractic research, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

Chiropractic Care Before Surgery Recommended for Sciatica     A recent study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compared spinal manipulation (adjustments) with a common surgery performed for patients with sciatica.    In this study 120 patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation were included.   To be included in the study patients had to have failed to respond positively to at least 3 months of non-operative management including treatment with analgesics, lifestyle modification, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and or acupuncture.  Patients were then randomly assigned to either a Chiropractor for Chiropractic...

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