Dr. Wesley Chiao at Greenhaven Chiropractic 916-421-6463
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376 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831
Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:
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A common cause I see daily for buttocks/hip pain is weakness, trigger points and spasm of the gluteal muscles. My patients refer to it as "sciatica, low back, leg or hip pain". The deep gluteal medius and gluteal minimus muscles are the common culprit as the source causing your pain. Exercises, stretching, chiropractic trigger point release are greatly effective treatments.
Clam Shell Exercise
1. Lie on your side
2. Bend hips to approximately 45 degrees and bend your knees at 90 degrees
3. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale set your core muscles.
4. Inhale and whilst exhaling float the upper leg upwards while keeping your feet in contact with one another.
Hip abduction side lying
If you are experiencing back pain, chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and identify the underlying cause. Your chiropractic visits shouldn't stop once your pain stops (or comes back, which can frequently happen).
A new study suggests maintenance chiropractic care (defined by the researchers as "treatment at regular intervals regardless of symptoms") is more effective than symptomatic treatment.
"Patients with recurrent / persistent low back pain who received maintenance care (scheduled every 1-3 months) after their initial treatment reported an average of 19.3 less days of "bothersome" low back pain over a 12-month period compared to patients who received only symptomatic chiropractic care. Overall, during the 12-month period, maintenance care patients made seven visits, on average, to their chiropractor, versus five visits, on average, for symptomatic patients a recent study shows.
If you have low back pain and your Elk Grove chiropractor suggests you come in periodically for treatment, you may want to heed her advice. Don't you want to dramatically reduce the amount of time you spend in pain.
By Editorial Staff of To Your Health
Pain is a major problem, but so is medication use to help relieve the pain. If you haven't realized by now that chiropractic care, not drugs, is your best option for pain, perhaps you'll be swayed by some recent research. Let's take a quick look at two studies in particular. Follow along and see how the latest research supports our conclusion. It's not too late to avoid the pain-reliever epidemic. It's never too late to choose chiropractic.
First, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Aleve) and other commonly administered pain relievers are more effective than opioids for relieving chronic back, knee and hip pain. NSAIDs also win out over opioids in terms of reducing limitations in the ability to perform activities of daily living (walking, working, sleeping, etc.).
So, point #1: Opioids aren't your best option for pain.
But neither are NSAIDs, at least when compared to chiropractic, according to a study that also appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Chiropractic spinal manipulation reduced pain and improved function in back pain patients after six weeks of treatment, and results were similar to that achieved with NSAID use – but without the side effects and other risksassociated with medication use (particularly use for more than 10 days at a time).
So, point #2: NSAIDs aren't your best option, either.
Point #3 should be clear by now: When it comes to pain relief, chiropractic care is the effective, safe option to turn to first – a point emphasized by an increasing number of major health care organizations these days. Talk to your doctor about the risks associated with opioids and other pain relievers, and why chiropractic care is the natural, drug-free first choice. Make the right choice ... choose chiropractic today.