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Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Chiropractic

Trigeminal NeuralgiaTrigeminal neuralgia also known as prosopalgia or the Suicide Disease is characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from one of the three branches in the face. Recently, in September 2011, a patient named Sonya walked in our Torrance office with Trigeminal Neuralgia. She started with 24 episodes of pain per day, lasted form 10-20 minutes in duration. This pain is so intense she could eat nor talk. An interesting note was she had this condition before, and had surgery on the other side of her head to relieve the symptoms. Sonya didn’t want to go through the brain surgery again. We’ve had patients with this condition, some associated with headaches and neck or arm pain.

Our Natural Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Our Chiropractic treatment decompresses the upper cervical nerve roots and immediately stops pain. This was done during Sonya’s treatment. Next, we work with the tight soft tissue attaching to the occipute region. One important element we use is a special brace to support the upper cervical spine. Today Sonya is completely out of pain without any episodes of Suicide pain. This treatment protocol is great for treating trigeminal neuralgia. We are very successful with this treatment. We will find out within the first two weeks if our techniques will help you heal this condition. We are located in the South Bay of Los Angeles near Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. If you are traveling from out of town, there are many affordable hotels to stay near our office. Any further question please send me an email anytime. DrBrad@Backtohealthcare.com. I’ll be posting a video on y-tube reading these cases regularly.

Sciatica – Not Just Your Average Back Pain

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Uncategorized

Sciatica

Today in my office I saw yet another case of sciatica. Now sciatica is a condition caused when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by a number of things, the most common of which include:  muscles (Piriformis), vertebrae (Lumbar), or intervertebral discs.  Sciatica is a painful disorder which includes low back pain and pain radiating down the back of the leg(s).

A recurring theme in these sciatica patients is that the first stop is usually to their medical doctor who typically prescribes a medication that masks the symptoms for a while but never really works on the cause of the problem which is the pressure on the sciatic nerve.  When the patients make it to our office, Back to Healthcare, many times the problem has been ongoing for quite some time.

How We Treat Sciatica

What we are able to do with sciatica conditions is quite amazing.  After completing a complete history, exam and x-rays we are able to diagnose the cause of the pressure on the sciatic nerve.  Then with the use of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, nutrition, sports medicine, and cold laser we are able to remove the pressure off the sciatic nerve.  This in turn causes the relief of the lower back pain, as well as the radiating pain into the legs.

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