Chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage are three natural healing techniques that can provide relief from sciatica pain.
Acupuncture for sciatica
Acupuncture is a nearly 3000 years old traditional healing practice widely used in China, and many western countries. Acupuncture is used for treating a variety of health conditions but is most often used for pain relief. It is a safe, effective, and natural healing technique.
Acupuncture improves blood circulation, regulates the nervous system, relaxes muscles, and helps in the release of neurotransmitters for an effective and natural reduction in pain.
In a review and analysis on the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of sciatica as published in the Hindawi Journal, it was observed that acupuncture was more effective in reducing sciatica pain intensity and pain threshold when compared to conventional western pain medications like ibuprofen, prednisone, and diclofenac.
Acupuncturists use small needles on the targeted areas of the body and help in releasing neurotransmitters like endorphins and enkephalins which are natural painkillers produced by our body. The needles also help to increase blood flow to the targeted areas promoting natural healing thereby giving you much-needed pain relief from your sciatica.
Being a natural healing technique, acupuncture works in conjunction with not only other alternative healing techniques but also with western medicines without side effects.
Massage therapy for sciatica
Massage therapy is an ancient form of healing. It works by manipulating soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments, skin, connective tissue, and tendons using varying degrees of pressure. This pressure is generally applied using elbows, hands, or feet but sometimes other devices are also used to apply targeted pressure.
Massage therapy works by relaxing muscles, promoting the circulation of healing nutrients, and helping in releasing endorphins, the natural hormone that helps reduce pain and stress. Massage therapy includes various techniques including deep tissue massage, reflexology, ayurvedic massage, and more.
A randomized clinical trial published in the National Library of Medicine concluded that massage therapy effectively reduced pain, stress hormones and helped improve range of motion.
Another case study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies confirmed that massage therapy was effective in reducing the intensity of low back pain and increasing the range of motion for sciatica patients.
Massage therapy does not interact with other medicines and is a safe, effective, and natural way to manage sciatica and improve your overall health.
Chiropractic care for sciatica
Chiropractic care includes spinal manipulation, spinal decompression therapy, and chiropractic exercises to treat the underlying cause of your sciatica. A herniated disc is one of the primary conditions that cause sciatica.
Spinal decompression therapy works by creating negative pressure on the spine thereby reducing stress on the spinal discs and promoting natural healing, retraction, and increasing the height of the herniated disc leading to a reduction in sciatica pain.
Spinal decompression therapy is a safe, effective, non-invasive, and natural way to treat sciatica. The therapy does not interact with other alternative healing techniques and can be safely used in conjunction with acupuncture and massage therapy for managing chronic sciatica.
Avoid back surgery, manage your sciatica naturally
Acupuncture and massage therapy are both safe, effective, and natural healing techniques to help reduce sciatica pain and improve your range of motion. Unfortunately, without treating the underlying root cause of your sciatica, it can be difficult to treat your sciatica and achieve long-term relief.
Chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic care along with acupuncture and massage therapy can help you achieve effective and long-term pain relief from your sciatica. Reach out to the team at South Orange Chiropractic to book your next appointment.