She actually inspired today’s article. Today I’m going to tell you what I told her…Every week in fact, my clinics and programs are a destination for people from all walks of life who suffer from sciatica. The first thing you should appreciate is sciatica is not a disease. That’s right. Allow me to be clear about this, because it’s important:
“Sciatica” is not a diagnosis.If you’re seeing a doctor and they’re telling you that’s what you have, you’re not being told the whole truth. (I have doctors who are in pain visit my clinics, so I know.) Let’s put it this way: Sciatica is a symptom. The doctor is only labeling a symptom. They’re not telling you what is actually wrong! Now when they put a label your pain, I totally get how good that makes you feel in the moment. What happens next? They prescribe some heavy duty Ibuprofen to calm the inflammation, maybe ship you off to a physical therapist, and then they’re onto the next patient. And you already know how that works, don’t we? Let’s face it:
The Reality is a Lot of Doctors Fail to Fix Their Sciatica PatientsThey return repeatedly with the same pain, the same issue, the same cry for help. The doctor eventually begins to wonder whether the patient even wants to get better. Imagine that! It doesn’t quite occur to them it could be the treatment that’s not working.. And that’s because their “Sciatica” diagnosis just becomes an easy way of sending the patient home happy. For the record… Sciatica is the term that describes symptoms of pain that begins in the lower back and extends down through your butt, thigh, and sometimes as far as your foot. Mostly likely, that tingling or painful sensation going down your leg is caused upstream in your spine… such as:
- Irritating, compressing or pinching degenerative disc disease causing vertebra to hit a nerve.
- A facet joint at the back of a vertebra which is out of alignment.
- A strained back muscle spasming and painfully squeezing a nearby nerve or nerve sheathe.
So… How Do We Fix the Pain and Numbness?Recently, a young mother came into my clinic. Even after years of chiropractic treatment, for some reason, she still suffered with sciatica. Actually, I was rather shocked. To think if a young mom can be dealt a crippling back pain blow, what does this say about the rest of us? Here’s Patty’s inspiring story in her own words. I think it’ll inspire hope if you’re also suffering…
My sciatica was my big issue.. I had constant back pain since my child was born. He’s fourteen now. My hip, shoulder and neck hurt as well. I saw a chiropractor for about four years twice a month and… I still had issues flaring up. When it did flare up, I was down and up for about three months at a time! He couldn’t fix it. My life was just working and coming home, trying to manage the pain. My family was pretty much without me during that time… I wasn’t able to exercise and gained a lot of weight. I felt scared to do anything besides work, to make it worse. I was skeptical about using Ian’s program just because I didn’t want to injure myself anymore. I felt like doing nothing or only seeing the chiropractor was the way to get any relief. Since I discovered Ian, it’s been great. I’ve had no muscle pain at all. I haven’t had to see my chiropractor once. I exercise and I’m able to be active at work. I have no neck or shoulder pain whatsoever… When it was really bad I couldn’t even grocery shop. Just standing on a concrete floor in the grocery store hurt so bad… I could just get one or two items at a time. When I do Ian’s program it feels as if my back, neck and shoulder get that same adjustment that I used to get from the chiropractor. So it’s been wonderful. It’s great!
How did we help Patty? Or maybe more aptly, how did Patty help herself?She did 8 specific movements… These 8 movements are totally unlike “the sheets” of exercises you get from chiropractors or doctors. Instead, we “wake up” certain muscles and restore muscle balance. That’s key. Then in certain areas of her back, we jump-started pathways so vital oxygen and nutrition could get in and help her heal. That’s the holistic way to relieve sciatica. It’s not uncommon, but in Patty’s case, it took just a couple sessions. A couple sessions and she was completely out of pain. Yes, there are ways to get out of pain. They don’t require medication, surgery or injections. They don’t require months of physiotherapy. You just have to restore your body’s natural functional movement and muscle balance and allow it to heal naturally. About the Author:
Ian Hart is the Founder of mybackpaincoach.com. He has helped thousands get out of pain without drugs or surgery. If you’re plagued by constant back pain and want to learn more about a fast, natural way to get immediate relief, find out more at mybackpaincoach.com.