Newport Beach Chiropractic Offers Relief from Sciatica
Suffering from sciatica? It can be a severely debilitating disease, affecting your sleep and/or your ability to work. Norwegian public health records reveal that sciatica patients average 72 days away from work.
You should know that chiropractic may be able to relieve your pain, as more than one study has indicated.
In 2010, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a study involving 40 patients with a herniated disc. The authors’ conclusion: “Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.”
A Norwegian study in 2007 followed 44 workers came to the hospital with severe pain from sciatica. After treatment by the hospital chiropractor, 91 percent of the patients returned to work full-time in 21 days. Two patients returned to work part-time.
Still another study in 2000 divided 20 patients with low back-related leg pain into three groups. One received medical care, another chiropractic care, and the third received steroid injections. Twelve weeks later, the groups that received medical care and steroid injections showed no advantage over the chiropractic patients.
Why does chiropractic work so well on patients with sciatica? Because sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or compressed, interfering with the nervous system’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body.
Chiropractic adjustments counteract the nerve interference, restoring normal nerve flow. In particular, chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) can relieve the pressure and realign your spine through adjustment, exercise and “spinal remodeling.” CBP is the most advanced, researched and results-oriented chiropractic protocol.
At Wellness Choice Center, Dr. Nona Djavid and Dr. Jane Macris are among only a handful of Orange County, California, chiropractors trained in this discipline. Dr. Djavid has helped thousands of Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, and Costa Mesa, California, residents live healthier lives.
If you suffer from sciatica, call Wellness Choice Center at 949-387-1333 for a free consultation and exam to see if you qualify for care.