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Guam Chiropractor Offers Relief From Sciatica

Guam chiropractor sciatica

Sciatica is a common problem that many people of all ages suffer from. It is actually a cascade of symptoms that occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or placed under pressure by a misaligned lumbar vertebrae, a slipped or bulging disc or a tight muscle that is in spasm. Sciatica is characterized by a sharp stabbing pain or a pinching pain that starts in the low back and radiates down one or both legs. The pain can travel into the buttocks, the genitals, down the thighs, into the legs and even as far as the feet.

Specifically, the sciatic nerve generates pain that is often times described as burning, pinching, aching, numbness or a sensation of pins and needles. The pain can be constant and unrelenting and is typically quite harsh and unbearable. This unbearable pain often restricts movement of the lumbar spine and makes walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time difficult for someone suffering from sciatica. It should be noted that a person experiencing severe unrelenting pain should seek immediate medical attention.

Guam Chiropractor Treats Sciatica

The conventional medical response to sciatica is to seek symptomatic relief of the nerve pain with strong pain medications or heavy muscle relaxers. This approach often fails because pain relievers and muscle relaxers only address the sciatic nerve symptoms and not the cause of sciatica. This is where chiropractic care can make a world of difference.
Guam chiropractor sciatica
Dr. Rod White at Advanced Chiropractic Guam offers an alternative approach to sciatica through chiropractic adjustments, spinal traction, therapeutic massage, natural supplementation, active stretching techniques and passive muscle release therapy. The specific cause of sciatica is addressed by relieving the pinching or pressure on the sciatic nerve by realigning lumbar vertebrae, decompressing slipped or bulging discs and relaxing tight and spasmed muscles. Natural supplementation is used to nutritionally support the joints and discs.

Dr. Rod White, a Guam chiropractor, has been treating sciatica and difficult spinal cases within the Guam chiropractic community since 2008. If you or someone you know is suffering from sciatica or other spine-related problems like neck and back pain, then Advanced Chiropractic Guam can offer you quick relief from your pain and problems. Dr. Rod White also specializes in the treatment of auto accidents and work injuries and is available Monday through Saturday at Advanced Chiropractic Guam 648-2225.

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