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Treatment For Sciatica

Date: Thu Jul 20 10:45:17 AEST 2017
Treatment For Sciatica

Treatment for sciatica that addresses the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms.

Sciatica is a complex condition for practitioners to treat and it is for this reason that we have practitioners at Back Solutions Clinic who purely focus and specialise in treatment for sciatica.

There are two possible causes for sciatica pain, some patients present with both:

i) an impingement or interference of the sciatic nerve where it branches out of the at the lumbar spine

ii) an impingement or interference of the nerve where it descends deep through the buttock past or through the piriformis muscle.

Treatment for sciatica that addresses the true underlying cause must eradicate the impingement and or interference of the sciatic nerve and address why the nerve was interfered with that resulted in sciatic pain.

Muscle imbalances of the hip are the single most common underlying cause of sciatic pain. Whether the interference with the nerve is coming from the lumbar region of the spine, or deep in the buttock region, the hip/s are usually the number one cause. The gluteus maximus muscles should be the largest and strongest muscle in the human body, however for most people who find themselves seated for prolonged periods throughout the day have extremely weak/ atrophied gluteus maximus muscles. Weakness to the major gluteal muscle places all of the load onto the deeper more intrinsic muscles of the hip, that are designed to externally rotate the hip. With the deeper muscles of the hip (the piriformis muscles being one of them) overloaded, they shorten and contract internally rotating the hip joint which compromises the space in which the sciatic nerve branches out from the lumbar spine, and or the space it descends through the deep buttock region.

The most effective treatment for sciatica is to address the condition in the following order:

i) eradicate the tension present (both fascial and muscular) in the lateral rotators of the hip

ii) eradicate the tension present in the lumbar region (both fascial and muscular)

iii) address gluteus maximus atrophy on both sides.  

iv) restore neuromuscular symmetry to the body

The timeframe to eradicate sciatica pain really can vary:

Best case:  1-2 sessions, complete removal of pain and condition. (typically occurs when there is purely tension present in the piriformis muscle, with minimal gluteal atrophy

Average: 6-8 weeks, with gradual weekly reduction in pain and dysfunction until pain completely eradicated. (typically where tension is present with weakened major gluteal muscles)

Worst case: 6-12 months. Slow, but noticeable improvements early on, however only temporary to begin with. 2-3 months in improvements become more consistent until the condition is completely eradicated. (typically where major gluteal atrophy has occurred to due significant neuromuscular and biomechanical  imbalance).

At Back Solutions Clinic, our practitioners are extremely experienced at diagnosing how the extent of your condition and how long it will take to eradicate it.  Within 1-2 sessions, we will always be able to give you an upfront indication of how long it will take to effectively treat your sciatic pain.

For more information on our unique treatment for sciatica at Back Solutions Clinic of Richmond in Melbourne, please call 9909 9905 today.

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