Sciatica pain puzzle: A checklist of causes, Part 1

Arthritis pain, Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

When “sciatic” type of symptoms won’t go away, what else can be considered as causes? Travell and Simons emphatically state that “Sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis; it’s cause should be identified.” (Vol II, p. 173) Here’s a list of things you can check. Structural asymmetries: Anything that makes one hip higher will cause […]

June 15, 2010

Arthritis pain relief: An explanation that makes sense

Acute pain, Arthritis pain, Chronic pain, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

In osteoarthritis (rheumatoid arthritis is a different story) there is inflammation in a bony joint with pain and swelling, sometimes resulting in changes to the bone. Joints have nerve endings that tell the nervous system what the joint is doing. Those nerves activate when the pressure in the joint is excessive. Prolonged pressure compromises the […]

June 6, 2009