Leg Pain Intense leg pain.... numbness.... tingling, burning
or pain radiating through your lower back. Any or all these
symptoms are frequently associated with "sciatica."
While all leg pain is not sciatic in nature, the extent
of sciatica is best determined by Dr. Cady.
sciatica is an extremely painful condition involving your
sciatica nerve. The sciatic is the largest and longest nerve
in the human body which extends along the back of the leg
from the buttocks to the inside of the ankle. When the sciatic
nerve becomes inflamed or traumatized in any way, the result
is agonizing, distressing and often temporarily debilitating.
People often mistakenly refer to this condition as a "slipped
If you are experiencing
these symptoms, you may feel discouraged or afraid. You
may be thinking that this type of pain and physical incapacity
must mean facing the risks and consequences of surgery or
drugs. You may even fear that nothing will help.
have suggested chiropractic care to be helpful in the relief
of the symptoms of sciatica. Dr. Cady is ready to work with
you to alleviate your discomfort and restore you to better
health as quickly as possible.
a treatment program especially for you, Dr. Cady may be
able to help you on your way to feeling better naturally
without resorting to other drastic, costly and often no
more effective measures.
a sample program you may expect from Dr. Cady.....
If you are not
familiar with a visit to the chiropractor, you will find
the initial encounter similar to that of a visit to a medical
doctor. It is important to take a detailed health history
in order to determine the exact nature of your difficulty
and to determine if the assistance of other types of health
professionals is warranted. Dr. Cady is most interested
in your questions and inquiries, so please don't hesitate
to offer your input.
about the length and intensity of your condition will enable
Dr. Cady to choose the most appropriate types of treatment
and best offer you a comprehensive picture of your healing
X-rays may be
ordered if applicable so that confirmation of the diagnosis
may be made. Depending on the severity of your case, more
thorough and specialized diagnostic tests such as a MRI
scan may also be ordered.
addition, Dr. Cady will perform a physical exam - which
usually includes general physical, orthopedic and neurological
assessments. This will enable the doctor to locate the areas
of pain, restriction of motion, and the extent of your problem.
Removing pressure from the sciatic nerve will help relieve
the pain and allow your body to heal itself. One effective
way to accomplish this is through adjusting the spine and
musculature. This is termed a chiropractic "adjustment."
An adjustment is designed to achieve several objectives:
it is intended to decrease muscle spasm and to help restore
normal mobility to the area. The increased mobility is believed
to promote circulation which helps ensure proper nutrition
to the joints and spine, thereby decreasing irritation,
inflammation and pain.
adjustments may be done by the doctor's hands and may be
assisted by a special table and other special aids specifically
created to facilitate the adjustment. Dr. Cady may also
use a small, hand-held instrument (called an Activator)
which allows the application of a specific low force to
the needed area without discomfort to you.
are continued throughout the healing process. In addition
to adjustments, Dr. Cady may also employ Physical Therapy
to help speed your recovery.
understand your discomfort and appreciate having the opportunity
to work with you for your complete healing. We believe you
will find that the knowledge and relief you gain through
working with Dr. Cady may make a difference for your good
health and comfort right now and in the future.
The better you
are able to comply with the recommended treatments and schedule,
the more likely your recovery will be complete and effective
in the shortest time possible.
nearly a century, doctors of chiropractic have cared for
the health needs of millions of people. Dr. Cady is concerned
not only in helping you overcome the pain and disability
that spinal and musculoskeletal problems create, but also
in helping you stay fit and enjoy life to the fullest.
us today at 408-739-2273 to make an appointment.