Sciatica is a description of a symptom. It means that you have neurological symptoms related to the sciatic nerve in your back. The sciatic nerve goes from your spine into your buttocks and the back of your thighs.
When seeking sciatica treatment in Los Angeles, you have a high chance to have multiple, causative factors—the underlying conditions that lead-up to the sciatica in the first place—that may be overlooked by sciatica doctors.
The underlying conditions precede sciatica being noticed. The subsequent malfunctions in your spine and elsewhere, set-up the unique, numerous compensations your body uses in trying to minimize your sciatic nerve irritation. Compensations such as: pelvic torque, inflammation, vertebral shift, muscular imbalance, brain function compensations (that may seem unrelated), muscle tone, allergic responses, or emotional stress causing musculoskeletal changes. Unfortunately, few sciatica specialists in Los Angeles evaluate thoroughly for these compensations affecting your "neuromuscular," spine, and ligament system at the core of your sciatica.
treat the symptom by trying to numb it, cut around it with sciatica surgery, or block it with some very powerful chemical agents. like narcotics, steroids, opioids that create addiction, and nerve block injections such as an epidural (putting a needle into your spine and shooting a chemical agent into the spine). These are some of the sciatica treatments.
None of the doctors administering those types of sciatica treatments do anything about the underlying compensations that started before the pain, causing the sciatica, because it doesn't change their treatment of sciatica. So, unfortunately, that which brought about your sciatica in the first place is not even considered in conventional treatment. You could get some immediate relief from their quick-fix, invasive and higher-risk sciatica treatments, but remember, there is never a guarantee that the relief from those quick fixes will ever be permanent. The reason your sciatica might come back is because unresolved underlying conditions are likely still present in your body, and your body responds to those conditions with the same compensations you had before the sciatic treatment. It's the compensations that cause the conditions leading to sciatica. If they aren't addressed, wouldn't they likely come back?
If you don't want to go the narcotic/opioid/surgical-procedure route, then listen up. The core of your condition—your own unique altered physiology which caused your sciatica in the first place—must be investigated. Otherwise, sciatic treatment will only be for relatively temporary relief. The multi-factor chiropractic model of treatment is not meant to kill pain, but to correct the function of the "neuromuscular" and "musculoskeletal" compensations, and undo the reasons your sciatica came about in the first place.
You have options. If you want the epidural first, read every word of the "informed consent" document they want you to sign before they prep you for the surgical procedure. What is the risk from that epidural procedure?
Our investigation into the causes of your sciatica will reveal those things holding back your own healing potential. It's safe and gentle, just what you need for lasting pain relief.
Last Resort for Sciatica Treatment Before Surgery
Do you have sciatica for more than 3 months? Have you already tried steroids, for weeks at a time, narcotic drugs like Vicodin, addictive opioid drugs like Oxycontin? Are you going to give this "chiropractor and natural medicine approach" a "try" as your last hope before an epidural or back surgery?
First, let's make sure you're thinking clearly. If you think you are going to get some sort of immediate pain relief after 2 visits to a chiropractor, I've got news for you: It doesn't work that easily. You're mixing-up 2 ideas. One is your attempt to kill pain with powerful chemical drugs. The other is the process of rebuilding your body at the chiropractor's. Those are completely different paths to take. One is an event, the other is a process. For the chiropractor to remove all your body's dysfunctional compensations that it has built-up over several months and possibly several years, and get your body to normally function again, it's never going to be a quick fix.
Your body is currently using a lot of effort to stop you in your tracks. It wants to remain unchanged. It's telling you to survive by not letting you move or do anything, and right now it is winning, by cutting off your life; cutting off your movement. Undoing all that is very different than temporarily cutting off the pain. Consider all the time you've already tried taking Prednisone and Vicodin. They were supposed to be quick fixes, but they didn't help you! You can not put a 2 visit time limit on the chiropractor.
Would you quit after 2 visits because of a personal narrative that you want others to believe? So that you could say "see, I've done everything. I even went to the chiropractor." But that's not true. You would have not followed the chiropractor's advice. It would be as if you never honestly "tried the chiropractor," because you didn't even follow his directions. 2 visits is a plan for failure. If this is what you would plan to do, don't call my office. You cannot expect a 2 day cure. It is unrealistic. It is irrational. It is a total waste of the chiropractor's effort. By doing this, you would outsmart your own chance of healing and sabotage your own chance for recovery.
To help the causes leading to your sciatica or back pain, your condition needs to be evaluated and addressed by a chiropractor who knows how to do functional neurology and kinesiology testing (often labeled as "muscle testing"). Our unique and comfortable holistic method is available in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. and does not require stress, needles, electric shocks, or any muscle strain. It is totally non-invasive, and does not increase your pain.
So it's your choice: get to the root causes of chronic sciatica, like we do in Beverly Hills, or block and cover up the pain until your next crisis. It's one or the other.
The key is the right holistic chiropractor to unblock your healing potential. Call us to experience our powerful method. Allow your own healing potential to re-ignite within you, and set you free of pain.