Sciatica is an agonising condition which is quite painful and is difficult to manage without the proper treatment. Sciatica is not difficult to treat but it is actually pretty hard to diagnose. People often undergo years of chronic pain only to discover at a very later time that they have been suffering from sciatica all along.
Sciatica is a result of a painful ischemic process. There is an acute dearth of adequate supply of oxygen to the affected nerve or the muscle in the affected region. A nerve I unable to function without proper oxygen supply. As a result nerves or muscles would experience a compression condition which is agonising.
A common misconception is that sciatica is a result of spinal degeneration. A regular back injury heals on its own in ninety five percent of the cases. Symptoms usually resolve with the use of right treatment and medication. Also chronic pain may act as a trigger for psychosomatic sciatica, but is not the cause of actual sciatica symptoms.
The best way to treat sciatica if possible is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutically. However surgery could be suggested in only very extreme conditions when sciatica is associated with other conditions.
On the other hand a suggested exercise program might bring about temporary relief in treating schematic pain, it’s not a permanent solution. Rather it’s a pain management therapy which can help manage the pain by making it bearable.
While most people attribute physical pain with sciatica it should be kept in mind that the human body is designed to heal. Any back or spinal problems which a person has suffered have already healed and it’s often a psychosomatic reasons which could be associated with sciatica pain. This is why people go years of therapy only to find their pain worsening with time and coming to such a phase where they feel surgery could be the very last resort.
Sciatica is essentially the lack of oxygen supply to specific parts of the body experiencing pain. So it could be that sciatica is associated with psychosomatic disorder. There has been growing research on this. There are doctors of mind and body who know that if they manipulate the mind into believing that the body is completely healed, the symptoms of sciatica disappear as well. Most sciatica treatments will work towards helping the discomfort.
Opening your mind to the idea of a mind and body medicine could help. By embracing this very shift in paradigm most patients experience a lasting and profound relief.
About mind and body medicine
Mind and body medicine includes a variety of techniques which are designed to enhance the mind’s capacity to deal with bodily functions and symptoms. It is also a great way to handle stress in one’s life. Most psychosomatic symptoms are often a result of stress. The practices of the mind and body approach include yoga, meditation and prayer all things which would bring happiness and relief in a person’s life.