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Sciatica – Part II

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Sciatica is a relatively common form of low back pain and leg pain. In the last post I discussed briefly about what sciatica is. It is not a diagnosis, but rather a symptom, and its most common cause is a herniated disc. I promised at the end of that post I would discuss a few of the other causes of sciatica. Sciatica results from pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, resulting in irritation and the presenting symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness. There are many ways this nerve can become compressed. The following will discuss some of the other more common causes other than a herniated disc.
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Sciatica – Surgery Not Included

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

SurgeryIt seems like nearly everyone I talk to outside of the office has sciatica. Or at least that is what they have been told their problem is. And for each of these individuals I meet, their question is “Can chiropractic help me?”. The answer lies in knowing more about your condition. Let’s start with what sciatica is.
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Osteoarthritis Not a Product of Aging

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

For many years osteoarthritis has been thought to be solely a by-product of aging. Today, this is not the case. Many individuals suffer with osteoarthritis at a relatively young age, and at the same time many older individuals suffer very little from osteoarthritis. So what causes osteoarthritis? If it’s not solely due to aging, which you can’t avoid, then some other cause may be able to be prevented.
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