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07-05-2004, 08:02 AM
basically I am just seeing what advice I can get in regards to the treatment of sciatica, so far have done alot of phsyio to little avail and i am going to see a consultant on 8 july to see about surgery. what i would like recomendations on other types of treatments such as chiropratic/ oseto etc also how such things as trigger point theorpy can help and also how would i involve something like warrior wellness into my recovery
07-05-2004, 09:25 AM
It sorta depends on the root cause of the sciatica. Disk degeneration, nerve inflammation, piriformis trigger point, etc.
If I were you, I would hold off on surgery until I had exhausted all other avenues.
If it's muscle aggrievation, then WW would be a GREAT rehab step. There is alot of good stuff in there for opening up the low back and pelvic girdle which could (again, depending on the root) take pressure off the nerve.
In clinic, I've had very good success treating sciatica patients in less than 6 treatments. (acupuncture clinic)
Does this help you?
07-08-2004, 05:17 PM
From a bodyworkers perspective:
Work from least invasive to most invasive. Could be as simple as getting your wallet out of your back pocket to take the pressure off of your sciatic nerve. Bring your awareness to your body and its habits, do you always sit one way/stand one way. There is always the possibility that surgery is the only answer, but it is well worth it to rule out the less destructive measures first. Acupuncture could help, structural manipulation could help, somatic exercises etc. etc. Even if the doc tells you that you have no choice, that is their oppinion, you are your own primary care provider, listen to your instincts. Exaust at least a few other options before going under the knife.
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