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Sciatica is a Symptom-Set, Not a Diagnosis

Sciatica: Not a Diagnosis
Contrary to what is believed by many, sciatica is not a diagnosis to be doled out by doctors or specialists. People who are considered to have sciatica are actually just sufferers of a combination of symptoms that include:

Back pain
Leg pain
Pain in one buttock or the other
Numbness and tingling in the above […]

Sciatica Patients Who Quit Medication May Not Regret it

Narcotic medications have enormous benefits for pain sufferers. Immediate and time-releasing pain relief is of extreme value to those who battle chronic pain, as it often gives them a chance to more comfortably complete life’s daily tasks or achieve greater mobility. However, there are many disadvantages to narcotic medication, including their side effects, toleration […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Medical Treatments|

Sticking it to Sciatica: Injection Relief

Trypanophobes may shudder, but injectable medications are sweeping the sciatica sufferers’ circuit, as narcotics are being more widely rejected, and exercises are no longer enough. Severe sciatic symptoms may require something stronger than acetaminophen, but narcotic medications have their risks. No one wants to elect surgery if other options are available. There are two […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Medical Treatments|

Acupuncture: An FDA Approved Sciatica Treatment Alternative

Acupuncture, previously categorized as “other” in terms of remedies for sciatica, is now being considered, as sciatica sufferers are exhausting all other options. This ancient Eastern treatment has been said to manipulate the flow of energy – “qi” (/chee/) – in the human body. Though Western medicine has other ways of describing things, and […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Medical Treatments|