Low Back And Leg Pain Relief... Treatments Available For Your Sciatica!
Posted Apr 26 2009 10:36pm
The 1st line of defense is usually conservative treatment by your doctor, chiropractor, or therapist.
Your doctor may use some anti-inflammatory or pain relief meds or over the counter medication. He may also give you some home exercises or stretches to perform that help the muscles.
Your chiropractor will use gentle spinal manipulations to align the spine as well as muscular therapies like electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, ice, or heat, trigger point work to name a handful.
Your medical doctor or your chiropractor will also use specific test in the office to best determine the cause of your symptoms; they may also send you for specific images such as an MRI, or CT scan of your spine and discs.
Your physical therapist may work with on stretching, strengthening muscles, as well as postural exercises and other therapies.
Your massage therapist will use various muscle techniques to relief muscle tension, spasm, and trigger points.
Pain relief shots are another treatment option. This is typically in the form of a steroid injection or an epidural.
If all of these options fail the next alternative is surgery. There are many types of back surgery. Keep in mind no matter how non-invasive you think this or that surgery may be, it’s still surgery. Any good doctor or surgeon will only recommend this if the individual has exhausted all other options and/or have such severe symptoms it warrants immediate action.
CT Spine and Disc Center is located in central Connecticut- Specializing in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call us at 860-633-8756 to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression