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Can Chiropractic Treatment Help a Herniated Disc?

  What is a Herniated Disc? People who suffer from back pain, leg pain, excessive weakness in the legs, and abnormal functions of the lower extremities are often diagnosed with a herniated disc. The question is –   Exactly what is a herniated disc, and how is it determined if this is causing the symptoms?   An intervertebral disc is made up of an outer, fibrous ring, and a central soft portion. The disc itself receives nourishment through the motion of the vertebrae above and below it moving and “squishing” the blood and fluids through the disc. If this movement does not occur, the outer ring can dry and tear which allows the soft portion of the disc to bulge out. This is what is commonly known as a herniated disc. (Also called a slipped disc, bulging disc, disc protrusion, etc.)...

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Chiropractic – An Alternate Treatment for Sciatica

Sciatica is a series of symptoms that is caused when the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in body running from the bottom of the spinal cord passing through pelvis, hips, and feet) is misaligned or inflamed. Generally, it can be caused from any number of factors such as an automobile accident, or a sports injury or even pregnancy, to name a few.   Sciatica is most commonly referring to pain that starts from the low back or buttocks and travels down the leg, sometimes all the way to the foot. The sensation of needles, tingling, numbness, burning, muscular weakness and shaky legs are some other symptoms that a sciatic patient might suffer. The pain can often go for as long as days or even several weeks. The intensity of pain and symptoms varies from one patient to another.  ...

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Treating Sciatica With Chiropractic

Sciatica is a common complaint for many and refers to the unpleasant sensation which can radiate from the lower back and buttock region, down either the left or the right leg. Severe cases may radiate as far down the leg as the toes. These symptoms develop along the sciatic nerve, which happens to be the largest nerve in the body. It originates from the spinal nerves of L4 through S3, coursing through the pelvis and buttocks and down the length of both legs.   Each sufferer has unique manifestations including pain (mild to excruciating), muscle weakness, numbness, tingling or pins-and-needles the extent of each varies widely, but all share the hallmark pathway along the sciatic nerve. The duration of the symptoms can be acute and last a few days or become a chronic issue. Typically sciatica affects only one...

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