It is a sad fact that current statistics show that only approximately 25% of people who suffer from pain right now will be totally pain-free one year from now. The majority of people are actually worse or just the same. The reason for this is
Most people think that if they take a pain relief medication that gets rid of their pain it means that their problem is fixed. But this is not true!! That medication only kills your pain by literally putting your sensory nerves to sleep. Pain medication does absolutely nothing to fix your problem. So most of the time as soon as you stop taking pain medication for pain will immediately come back.
So the following steps must be taken in order to achieve long-term pain relief.
The first step is to find the cause of your problem. Is your pain coming from a pinched nerve, a disc herniation or a twisted spine. In my 20 some years as a Philadelphia chiropractor it has been my experience that most problems always have an unbalanced spine or misaligned spine as part of the problem.
You see when your spine is misaligned it causes the various muscles and joints of your body to function less than perfectly and this causes a multitude of problems. Especially causes your muscles to fatigue easily and to go into spasm
The next step is to get rid of your pain. Now of course you could always take some type of pain medication to get rid of your back pain and sciatica pain but this can give you a false sense of security and you end up doing something like changing the tires on your car or working around the house or in the garden which are too much of a physical stress and strain on your injured body and suffice to say it causes more damage.
Now I am not against pain medication. But I do believe that along with the pain medication a person should be receiving pain relief therapies like acupressure, massage and pressure point chiropractic treatment. In fact I have actually treated many people and achieved fast pain relief just by performing chiropractic pressure point therapy, massage and acupressure; without the use of any pain medication.
Even though your pain may now be gone it does not mean that your problem is fixed. So here you actually have to get to the root of the problem we have to fix your injuries.
The next step consists of balancing the muscles of your body. This simply means that we have to relax all of the tight muscles of your body and we have to strengthen and tone the weak muscles of your body. In order to do this I will usually have my patients perform some type of exercise both in the office and in the comfort of their own home. There are also pressure pulling techniques that I use to relax the tight muscles of the body.
In my office we actually go a bit further to ensure that your muscles are healthy and able to function at peak capacity by improving the nerve and blood supply to them. You see if a muscle does not have proper nerve and blood supply it will usually get tired very quickly and this will eventually lead to muscle spasms and some type of back and sciatica pain.
The final step is to rebalance and realign your spine. This is done very gently with chiropractic pressure point therapy. This step is vital because all muscles attach to a joint in the body and the spine and pelvis are the foundation of your muscular system. Establishing balance in your pelvis is essential because the pelvis this is the foundation of your spine. So if we do not stabilize your pelvis the pain will eventually return.
So there you have it a comprehensive step-by-step protocol to get rid of your letter back and sciatica pain and how to stay pain-free.
Sciatica pain and low back pain relief is not impossible all you have to is determine the cause of your pain, decrease the intensity of your pain, balance the muscles of your body and finally balance and stabilize the joints of your spine and pelvis.