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Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica Nerve Pain: The common cause is a bulging or ruptured disc (herniated disc) in the spine pressing against the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. Sciatica nerve pain can also be a symptom of other conditions affecting the spine, such as narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), bone spurs (small, bony growths that form along joints) caused by arthritis, or nerve root compression (pinched nerve) caused by injury. In rare cases, sciatica can also be caused by conditions that do not involve the spine, i.e. tumors or pregnancy.

What are the symptoms?

Pain that begins in your back or buttock and moves down your leg and may move into the foot. Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the leg may also occur.

Sitting, standing for a long time, and movements that cause the spine to flex (such as knee-to-chest exercises) may make symptoms worse.

Walking, lying down, and movements that extend the spine (such as press-ups) may relieve symptoms. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900


Differential Diagnosis in Sciatica Part 1

Differential Diagnosis in Sciatica Part 1

When you visit a doctor office for a medical concern, the healthcare professional will perform a variety of diagnostic procedures to determine the source of your symptoms. The doctor will review the patient’s current symptoms and medical history as well as the patient’s results from a physical evaluation to diagnose an injury and/or underlying condition.  

 

Once the healthcare professional has reviewed the patient’s current symptoms, medical history, and results from the physical evaluation, the doctor will make a list of the probable injuries and/or underlying conditions which may be causing the patient’s symptoms. This is the differential diagnosis. A differential diagnosis refers to the process of differentiating between two or more health issues which share similar signs and symptoms. The doctor will perform additional tests or assessments to rule out specific injuries and/or underlying conditions in order to reach a final diagnosis and follow-up with treatment.  

 

The differential diagnosis generally varies depending on the health issue. A variety of health issues can cause common symptoms which may make it challenging to determine the source of the pain and discomfort. Sciatica is a collection of symptoms rather than a single condition which can be a frequent symptom for many health issues. Sciatica is characterized as pain, tingling sensations, and numbness, due to compression or impingement along the length of the sciatic nerve.  

 

Sciatica

 

The characteristic symptoms of sciatica can range from mild to severe where the sciatic nerve pain is described as a dull ache to pain or as a sharp, searing, or electric-like pain. Symptoms differ from one person to another. By way of instance, some people may experience shooting pain while some people may only experience tingling sensations and/or numbness.   The common symptoms of sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, include:  

 

  • Radiating pain along the length of the sciatic nerve
  • Discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness
  • Muscle weakness in the lower back, hips, legs, and feet
  • A combination of pain, discomfort, tingling sensations and numbness
  • Painful sensations on one or both sides of the human body

 

Sciatica commonly occurs when an underlying health issue results in the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. A bulging or herniated disk is one of the most common causes of sciatica. However, a variety of other underlying health issues can cause sciatica and determining what causes sciatica is necessary for proper treatment. In part 1 of this article, we will demonstrate the differences between sciatica and other health issues with similar painful symptoms.  

 

Degenerative Disc Disease

 

The intervertebral discs also referred to as spinal discs or intervertebral fibrocartilage, provide the padding required between the vertebrae of the spine. The intervertebral discs are an elastic structure made from fibrocartilage tissue. The intervertebral discs cushion the stress of the spine, bears weight, and also helps the spine bend and flex.  

 

degenerative disc disease diagram | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

As people age, repeated daily stresses on the backbone and occasional trauma and/or injuries, including minor, undetected health issues, may ultimately damage the intervertebral discs in the back. Changes caused by damage may include:  

 

  • Decreased fluid: The intervertebral disks of a healthy young adult are made up of around 90 percent fluid. With age, the fluid material decreases, causing the disc to become thinner. The distance between each vertebra, in turn, becomes smaller and it makes them even less effective to function as a cushion or shock-absorber.
  • Disc structure: Small tears or cracks can become larger in the outer layer of the disc. The soft and gelatinous material from the inner part may push through the disc, causing a bulging or ruptured disc. The disc may break into fragments.

 

If the vertebrae have less padding between them, the backbone also becomes less stable. To compensate, the human body builds osteophytes, or bone spurs, small bony structures which develop along the edge of bones. These structures can compress or impinge the spinal cord or nerve roots. These changes can cause painful symptoms and lead to fatigue.  

 

The pain and discomfort can range from mild to severe and it may often be debilitating. It may result in osteoarthritis along with pain and stiffness. When degenerative disc disease affects the low back or the lumbar spine, the pain may radiate down the buttocks, hips, and thighs, into the knees and feet. There might also be tingling sensations and numbness, the collection of symptoms known as sciatica, caused due to the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve.  

 

Radiculopathy

 

The spine consists of 33 bones, best known as vertebrae, which shield the spinal cord from experiencing injury or trauma. Each vertebra is cushioned from each other with an intervertebral disk. This shields the vertebrae from rubbing over each other. When trauma or injury does occur, these intervertebral discs can become damaged and cause the compression or impingement of a nerve. Depending on which nerve is compressed, an individual can experience a variety of painful symptoms, including sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. Individuals can also develop radiculopathy seemingly without a cause.   Radiculopathy can ultimately develop due to a variety of injuries and/or aggravated conditions, including:  

 

  • Herniated discs, or when a disc protrudes, irritating the nerve root
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Tumors in the spine
  • Osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis, or when a vertebra slides over the vertebra beneath it
  • Scoliosis brought on by an abnormal curve in the backbone
  • Diabetes, caused by altered nerve blood flow
  • Cauda equine syndrome, or a condition where nerve root compression affects the pelvic organs and lower extremities

 

  Additional risk factors for developing radiculopathy include:    

 

  • Aging
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Poor posture
  • Improper lifting methods and techniques
  • Repetitive movements
  • A family history of degenerative bone health issues

 

radiculopathy diagram | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

Individuals may experience painful symptoms in the low back, hips, and legs when nerve compression or impingement occurs in the lumbar spine or low back region of the spine. Lumbar radiculopathy is also commonly referred to as sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica symptoms include pain, tingling sensations, and numbness along the length of the sciatic nerve. Occasionally, the nerve roots in charge of controlling the bowel and bladder may become irritated, resulting in bowel or bladder incontinence as well as loss of control. Other generalized symptoms associated with lumbar radiculopathy include:  

 

  • Sharp pain extending from the low back to the foot
  • Sharp pain with sitting or coughing
  • Weakness or numbness in the lower extremities
  • Tingling sensations and numbness in the lower extremities
  • Hypersensitivity, or sensitivity and reflex alterations
  • Sharp pain radiating into the upper extremities
  • Intense pain and discomfort with movements of the head and/or neck

 

Piriformis Syndrome

 

People with sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, will often report experiencing pain and discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness anywhere along the length of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body, which travels from the lower back into the hip and buttocks, down into the thighs, knees, legs, and feet. People with sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, may also experience another common health issue known as piriformis syndrome.    

 

piriformis syndrome diagram | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

Piriformis syndrome can cause sciatica when a piriformis muscle spasm irritates the sciatic nerve. The piriformis is a muscle which extends from the front of the sacrum, the triangle-shaped bone between the two hipbones in the pelvis, across the sciatic nerve and into the top of the femur, the large bone in the upper leg. When an injury or underlying condition causes the piriformis muscle to compress or impinge the sciatic nerve due to inflammation, the end result is piriformis syndrome.  

 

Sciatica is the most common symptom associated with piriformis syndrome. Other common symptoms associated with piriformis syndrome include tingling sensations and numbness, muscle tenderness, pain and discomfort while sitting or engaging in physical activities, and difficulty sitting comfortably. The pain and discomfort will generally manifest on one or both sides of the hips, buttocks, and thighs, where it will then radiate down the back of the leg, knees, and feet.  

 

Facet Arthropathy

 

The facet joints are the joints which are found behind the spine to counterbalance the intervertebral discs found between the vertebrae of the spine. Over time, the natural aging process can cause the facet joints to deteriorate or wear down, causing facet joint arthritis or facet arthropathy. Individuals with facet arthropathy will experience low back pain as a dull ache on one or both sides of the lower back or lumbar spine which can worsen with standing, twisting, or bending backward.  

 

facet arthropathy diagram | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

However, unlike the well-known signs and symptoms of sciatica, caused by the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back, facet arthropathy signs and symptoms generally don’t radiate down the buttocks, hips, and thighs, or into the legs and feet. However, the facet joint, in the same way as any other joint which has arthritis, can also become enlarged and add pressure on nerve roots, causing pain and discomfort to radiate down into the lower extremities.  

 

Facet arthropathy may cause bone spurs, tiny bone outgrowths. Bone spurs can decrease the distance available between nerve roots, causing a health issue known as spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis may cause pain, weakness, and numbness on the buttocks, hips, and thighs. It’s frequently associated with other health issues which could lead to facet arthropathy. The natural aging process is frequently considered to be one of the most common indirect sources of facet arthropathy. Other health issues which can ultimately affect the facet joints and cause facet arthropathy include:    

 

  • Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of joint cartilage and underlying bone, generally during middle age
  • Facet joint degeneration: Wear and tear on the facet joint brought on over time due to aging
  • Facet joint injury: Trauma to the facet joints caused by an impact, such as a fall or automobile accident
  • Synovial cyst: A fluid-filled sac which develops in the spine, generally as a result of aging

 

Ischiofemoral Impingement

 

Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is a condition which occurs when the ischium and the head of the femur experience excessive amounts of pressure, generally due to trauma, overuse, or surgery. The trauma, overuse, or surgery, can also cause bone spurs to grow along the ischium. This gives the bones an abnormal shape which makes them no longer fit together.  

 

Because these don’t fit properly together anymore, the bones may then start to rub against each other during movement causing friction which can damage the joint and cause painful symptoms. As friction worsens, the pain may also increase and restrict movements. The symptoms for ischiofemoral impingement may vary and treatment can also depend on symptoms.  

 

ischiofemoral impingement diagram 1 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

  ischiofemoral impingement diagram 2 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

The main symptom of ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is hip pain. The pain from this underlying health issue may start off as mild, however, it can often worsen as the rubbing of the bones causes more damage and inflammation. Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome can feel similar to a pulled hamstring but the pain is generally closer to the buttocks like sciatica.  

 

Ischiofemoral impingement occurs due to excess friction between the top of the thighbone, or the femur, and the hip bone, or the ischium. These two bones generally touch in a way which allows them to move without causing pain, however, trauma, overuse, and surgery can ultimately damage the bone. Moreover, if the damage causes a bone spur to grow on the hip or femur, as described above, the extra piece of bone can cause more damage and make the condition worse.

 

When you seek medical attention for a medical concern, it’s fundamental for the healthcare professional to accurately diagnose your health issue in order to follow-up with the proper treatment. A differential diagnosis is a list of possible injuries and/or underlying conditions which may be causing symptoms. Sciatica, a collection of symptoms commonly characterized by pain, discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness, is a well-known health issue which can have many differential diagnosis. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

Fibromyalgia Magazine

 

Fibromyalgia.Magazine.TruePDF-November.2018

 


 

The purpose of the article was to discuss the differential diagnosis in sciatica with a variety of other health issues. Accurate diagnosis and proper treatment are important for sciatic nerve pain management. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 


 

Formulas for Methylation Support

 

Xymogen Formulas - El Paso, TX

 

XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited.

 

Proudly, Dr. Alexander Jimenez makes XYMOGEN formulas available only to patients under our care.

 

Please call our office in order for us to assign a doctor consultation for immediate access.

 

If you are a patient of Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, you may inquire about XYMOGEN by calling 915-850-0900.

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For your convenience and review of the XYMOGEN products please review the following link.*XYMOGEN-Catalog-Download  

 

* All of the above XYMOGEN policies remain strictly in force.  

 


 

 

Facet Arthropathy vs Sciatica

Facet Arthropathy vs Sciatica

What is Facet Arthropathy?

 

The facet joints are the joints which are found behind the spine to counterbalance the intervertebral discs found between the vertebrae of the spine. These are ultimately essential for restricting the movements of the spine for the vertebrae to maintain proper alignment. Over time, the natural aging process can cause the facet joints to deteriorate or wear down. Facet joint arthritis can also gradually develop over time, as it may in any other joint. This is referred to as arthropathy.  

 

What are the Symptoms of Facet Arthropathy?

 

Individuals with facet arthropathy will generally experience low back pain which can often worsen with standing, twisting, or bending backward. The painful symptoms associated with facet joint arthropathy occur in one specific region of the spine. The pain and discomfort are commonly described as a dull ache on one or both sides of the lower back or lumbar spine.   However, unlike the well-known signs and symptoms of sciatica, caused by the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back, facet arthropathy signs and symptoms generally don’t radiate down the buttocks or into the legs.  

 

However, the facet joint, in the same way as any other joint which has arthritis, can become enlarged and add pressure on nerve roots, causing pain and discomfort to radiate down the lower extremities. Facet arthropathy symptoms are generally relieved by bending forward. Bending your body forward into a spinal flexion position can help reduce painful symptoms.  

 

What Causes Facet Arthropathy?

 

The natural aging process is frequently considered to be one of the most common indirect sources of facet arthropathy. Other health issues which can affect the facet joints and ultimately cause facet arthropathy include:  

 

  • Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of joint cartilage and underlying bone, generally during middle age
  • Facet joint degeneration: Wear and tear on the facet joint brought on over time due to aging
  • Facet joint injury: Trauma to the facet joints caused by an impact, such as a fall or automobile accident
  • Synovial cyst: A fluid-filled sac which develops in the spine, generally as a result of aging

 

How is Facet Arthropathy Diagnosed?

 

If you’re experiencing chronic low back pain, make an appointment with a healthcare professional to determine a diagnosis and follow-up with the proper treatment. By performing a physical evaluation, your healthcare professional will then be able to analyze the source of your painful symptoms. The doctor will also ask you questions regarding your medical history and your symptoms as well as order several of the following tests to help diagnose facet arthropathy, including:  

 

  • CT scan or MRI scan: These imaging tests can show evidence of facet joint degeneration, even mild to moderate cases.
  • Bone scan: This test shows bone density to demonstrate any source of inflammation on the spine.
  • Anti-inflammatory steroid injection: An injection into your facet joint can determine facet arthropathy.
  • X-rays: These will help the healthcare professional evaluate the overall health and wellness of your spine.

 

Can Facet Arthropathy Cause Other Health Issues?

 

Facet arthropathy may cause bone spurs, tiny bone outgrowths. Bone spurs can decrease the distance available between nerve roots, causing a health issue known as spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis may cause pain, weakness, and numbness on the buttocks, hips, and thighs. It’s frequently associated with other health issues which could lead to facet arthropathy.  

 

Arthritis caused by a variety of other health issues, such as degenerative disc disease, can occur due to the human body’s natural aging process, causing the discs between the vertebrae of the spine to lose their flexibility, elasticity, and capacity to absorb shock from walking and other physical activities. This may ultimately cause painful symptoms to develop.  

 

How is Facet Arthropathy Treated?

 

There are numerous treatment approaches to help treat facet arthropathy symptoms. Treatments include:  

 

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs and/or medications
  • Avoidance of movements which cause pain and discomfort, such as repetitive twisting or lifting
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint ablation or the destruction of the facet nerves with electrical shocks
  • Spinal surgery when there is nerve-root compression

 

Differential Diagnosis of Hip Pain and Discomfort

   

Facet joint arthropathy is a well-known health issue which can commonly occur due to the human body’s natural aging process, however, injury or underlying conditions may also cause facet joint arthropathy. Although facet joint arthropathy may cause pain, discomfort, and numbness in the lower back, the symptoms are different from sciatica in which these don’t radiate down the buttocks, legs, and/or feet. Diagnosis is essential for facet joint arthropathy to follow-up with treatment. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

Fibromyalgia Magazine

 

Fibromyalgia.Magazine.TruePDF-November.2018

 


 

The purpose of the article was to discuss degenerative disc disease and sciatica. Degenerative disc disease is often associated with pain, tingling sensations, and numbness, similar to the symptoms of sciatica. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 

 

 

Formulas for Methylation Support

 

Xymogen Formulas - El Paso, TX

 

XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited.

 

Proudly, Dr. Alexander Jimenez makes XYMOGEN formulas available only to patients under our care.

 

Please call our office in order for us to assign a doctor consultation for immediate access.

 

If you are a patient of Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, you may inquire about XYMOGEN by calling 915-850-0900.

xymogen el paso, tx

 

For your convenience and review of the XYMOGEN products please review the following link.*XYMOGEN-Catalog-Download  

 

* All of the above XYMOGEN policies remain strictly in force.  

 


 

 

Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica

Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica

Degenerative disc disease is a health issue which occurs when one or more of the discs found between the vertebrae of the spine break down, causing painful symptoms and other problems. Common symptoms may include pain, tingling sensations, weakness, and numbness. Despite its name, degenerative disc disease is actually not a disease, but rather, a natural process which occurs with aging. The rubbery discs found between the vertebrae function like shock absorbers, allowing the back to flex and bend accordingly.  When they wear out, however, they no longer provide as much protection as before.  

 

Causes

 

The intervertebral discs also referred to as spinal discs or intervertebral fibrocartilage, provide the padding required between the vertebrae of the spine. The intervertebral discs are an elastic structure made from fibrocartilage tissue. The outer part of the disc is referred to as the annulus fibrosus. The annulus fibrosus is tough and it’s made up of many overlapping layers. The inner part of the disc is referred to as the nucleus pulposus. The nucleus pulposus is soft and gelatinous. The intervertebral discs cushion the stress of the spine, bears weight, and also helps the spine bend and flex.  

 

As people age, repeated daily stresses on the backbone and occasional trauma and/or injuries, including minor, undetected health issues, may ultimately damage the intervertebral discs in the back. Changes caused by damage may include:  

 

  • Decreased fluid: The intervertebral disks of a healthy young adult are made up of around 90 percent fluid. With age, the fluid material decreases, causing the disc to become thinner. The distance between each vertebra, in turn, becomes smaller and it makes them even less effective to function as a cushion or shock-absorber.
  • Disc structure: Small tears or cracks can become larger in the outer layer of the disc. The soft and gelatinous material from the inner part may push through the disc, causing a bulging or ruptured disc. The disc may break into fragments.

 

If the vertebrae have less padding between them, the backbone also becomes less stable. To compensate, the human body builds osteophytes, or bone spurs, small bony structures which develop along the edge of bones. These structures can compress or impinge the spinal cord or nerve roots. Other health issues caused by degenerative disc disease includes the breakdown of cartilage or the tissue which cushions the joints, a bulging disc, known as a herniated disc, and a narrowing of the spinal cord, also referred to as spinal stenosis. These changes can cause painful symptoms and lead to fatigue.  

 

Symptoms

 

Degenerative disc disease can either cause no symptoms or the pain and discomfort may be so severe, it can tremendously affect an individual’s quality of life. This health issue generally aggravates due to injury or trauma to the backbone, however, symptoms can also affect other parts of the human body, depending on the direct location of the degenerative disc disease. The pain and discomfort can range from mild to severe and it may often be debilitating. It may ultimately result in osteoarthritis, with pain and discomfort along with stiffness in the back. Fatigue can generally accompany other symptoms.  

 

If degenerative disc disease affects the low back or the lumbar spine, the pain and discomfort may radiate down the buttocks, hips, and thighs, into the knees and feet. There might also be tingling sensations and numbness, a collection of symptoms known as sciatica, caused due to the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve. If degenerative disc disease affects the neck or the cervical spine, the pain and discomfort may radiate into the shoulders, arms, and hands. The painful symptoms may worsen when sitting, bending, twisting or lifting. Rest may help provide some pain relief.  

 

Diagnosis

 

A healthcare professional will ask the patient about their symptoms, including where and when the pain developed as well as whether there are tingling sensations or numbness. The doctor may also need to know which circumstances cause the most painful symptoms and if the patient suffered any injuries and/or aggravated conditions. A physical evaluation may examine pain and discomfort in response to touch or movement, muscle strength, flexibility, and performance, as well as nerve structure and function. The healthcare professional may also order diagnostic tests, such as MRI or CT scans.  

 

Treatment

 

Treatment for degenerative disc disease might include occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, exercise or physical activity, drugs and/or medications, weight loss, and surgery. Medical options include injecting the joints next to the broken disc with steroids and a local anesthetic. Medicines include pain relief medicine, such as Tylenol, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, including ibuprofen. Muscle relaxers and steroids may also be prescribed.  

 

A corset or brace may also offer back support. Patients who don’t respond well to conservative treatment options might require surgery. Furthermore, a patient who develops osteoarthritis, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis may require a combination of different types of treatment approaches to achieve pain relief. It’s fundamental for a healthcare professional to provide a patient with the proper diagnosis of their symptoms to follow-up with the most appropriate treatment.  

 

Differential Diagnosis of Hip Pain and Discomfort

 

 

Degenerative disc disease is characterized as the normal, gradual deterioration of the intervertebral discs with age, which may occasionally cause a variety of painful symptoms. Common symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease can include pain and discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness, similar to sciatica. Painful symptoms may also cause fatigue and other health issues. Nearly everyone’s intervertebral discs will break down over time, however, not everyone will develop painful symptoms. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

Fibromyalgia Magazine

 

Fibromyalgia.Magazine.TruePDF-November.2018

 


 

The purpose of the article was to discuss degenerative disc disease and sciatica. Degenerative disc disease is often associated with pain, tingling sensations, and numbness, similar to the symptoms of sciatica. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 


 

Formulas for Methylation Support

Xymogen Formulas - El Paso, TX

 

XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited.

 

Proudly, Dr. Alexander Jimenez makes XYMOGEN formulas available only to patients under our care.

 

Please call our office in order for us to assign a doctor consultation for immediate access.

 

If you are a patient of Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, you may inquire about XYMOGEN by calling 915-850-0900.

xymogen el paso, tx

 

For your convenience and review of the XYMOGEN products please review the following link.*XYMOGEN-Catalog-Download  

 

* All of the above XYMOGEN policies remain strictly in force.  

 


 

 

Radiculopathy and Sciatica

Radiculopathy and Sciatica

What is Radiculopathy?

 

The spine consists of 33 bones, best known as vertebrae, which shield the spinal cord from experiencing injury or trauma. The bones of the spine permit an individual to remain upright, bend, and twist. The vertebrae are held in place by a collection of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Nerves also extend from the spine to the upper and lower extremities, such as the arms and legs. The spine curves in an S-shape, which is essential for spinal health. These curves are accountable for equilibrium, shock absorption, and a range of movements.  Each section of the backbone has a specific name and function. They are the:  

  • Cervical spine or neck
  • Thoracic spine or middle back
  • Lumbar spine or lower back
  • Sacrum, which links the backbone to the hips
  • Coccyx or tail bone

 

Each vertebra is cushioned from each other with an intervertebral disk. This shields the vertebrae from rubbing over each other. When trauma or injuries occur, these intervertebral discs can become damaged and cause the compression or impingement of a nerve. Depending on which nerve is compressed, an individual can experience a variety of painful symptoms, including sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. Individuals can develop radiculopathy as a result of an injury, or it may occur seemingly without a cause. People within 30 to 50 years old are most likely to experience radiculopathy.  

 

Causes and Risk Factors

   

Radiculopathy can ultimately develop due to a variety of injuries and/or aggravated conditions, including:  

 

  • Herniated discs, or when a disc protrudes, irritating the nerve root
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Tumors in the spine
  • Osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis, or when a vertebra slides over the vertebra beneath it
  • Scoliosis brought on by an abnormal curve in the backbone
  • Diabetes, caused by altered nerve blood flow
  • Cauda equine syndrome, or a condition where nerve root compression affects the pelvic organs and lower extremities

   

Additional risk factors for developing radiculopathy include:    

 

  • Aging
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Poor posture
  • Improper lifting methods and techniques
  • Repetitive movements
  • A family history of degenerative bone health issues

 

Signs and Symptoms

 

Since the nerve roots extending from the spinal cord travel throughout various areas of the human body, many individuals will experience different symptoms depending on the location where the nerve compression or impingement occurs. We will discuss the different symptoms an individual may experience depending on where the irritation occurs along the spine.  

 

Cervical Radiculopathy

 

Cervical radiculopathy develops when a nerve in the neck, or cervical spine, becomes compressed or impinged due to an injury and/or aggravated underlying condition. The symptoms associated with cervical radiculopathy include:  

 

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder, upper back, or arm
  • Weakness or numbness is generally experienced on a single side of the human body

 

Thoracic Radiculopathy

 

Individuals may commonly experience painful symptoms in their chest and torso when nerve compression or impingement occurs in the thoracic spine or middle back region of the spine. Thoracic radiculopathy may be frequently misdiagnosed as shingles, heart, abdominal, or gallbladder problems. The symptoms associated with thoracic radiculopathy include:  

 

  • Burning or shooting pain in the ribs, side, or abdomen
  • Tingling sensations and numbness

 

Lumbar Radiculopathy

 

Individuals may experience painful symptoms in the low back, hips, and legs when nerve compression or impingement occurs in the lumbar spine or low back region of the spine. Lumbar radiculopathy is also commonly referred to as sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica symptoms include pain, tingling sensations, and numbness along the length of the sciatic nerve. Occasionally, the nerve roots in charge of controlling the bowel and bladder may become irritated, resulting in bowel or bladder incontinence as well as loss of control. Other generalized symptoms associated with lumbar radiculopathy include:  

 

  • Sharp pain extending from the low back to the foot
  • Sharp pain with sitting or coughing
  • Weakness or numbness in the lower extremities
  • Tingling sensations and numbness in the lower extremities
  • Hypersensitivity, or sensitivity and reflex alterations
  • Sharp pain radiating into the upper extremities
  • Intense pain and discomfort with movements of the head and/or neck

 

Diagnosis

 

Together with a physical evaluation and review of symptoms, healthcare professionals may diagnose radiculopathy utilizing:    

 

  • Radiologic imaging with X-ray, MRI, and CT scans
  • Electrical impulse testing, referred to as electromyography or EMG, to examine and test nerve function

 

Treatment

 

Normally, any type of radiculopathy can ultimately be treated without the need for surgical interventions or surgery. Based on the severity of the radiculopathy, healthcare professionals may recommend a variety of treatment approaches, including:  

 

  • Non-steroidal drugs and/or medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen
  • Oral corticosteroids or injectable steroids
  • Narcotic pain medicines
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic care
  • A soft cervical collar
  • Ice and heat therapy applications

 

In a variety of instances, healthcare professionals may recommend surgery to help treat the source of the nerve root compression or impingement. Several surgical interventions include repair of a herniated disc, widening of the spinal canal, eliminating a bone spur, or fusing the bones. Because each patient’s case is unique, healthcare professionals will discuss surgical recommendations in detail before following-up with the procedures. The options for surgery will depend on the cause of the radiculopathy and the overall health of the individual as well as other essential factors.  

 

Prevention

 

Several strategies may ultimately help prevent and protect against nerve compression or impingement. These include:  

 

  • Maintaining good posture, even if driving
  • Proper lifting methods and techniques
  • Participating in exercises or physical activities like weight-bearing exercises
  • Developing core strength
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Taking frequent breaks and incorporating stretching
  • Avoiding tilting the head to hold the phone to the shoulder

 

Differential Diagnosis of Hip Pain and Discomfort

   

Radiculopathy is characterized as the compression or impingement of a nerve root in the spine. The irritation of this well-known health issue can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable and painful symptoms, including pain and discomfort, tingling sensations, weakness, and numbness. Lumbar radiculopathy can also sometimes be referred to as sciatica. Sciatica is characterized as a collection of symptoms, similar to those previously described, due to the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the low back. Proper diagnosis is essential for treatment. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

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The purpose of the article was to discuss radiculopathy and sciatica. Radiculopathy is often associated with common symptoms, including pain, tingling sensations, and numbness, similar to sciatica. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 
 

 

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Adductor Strain, Tendinopathy, and Sciatica

Adductor Strain, Tendinopathy, and Sciatica

What is an Adductor Muscle Strain?

 

An adductor muscle strain is characterized as an acute injury to the muscles of the groin. Although a variety of muscles in the human body can be injured, the adductor longus, medius, magnus, and the gracilis are some of the most well-known muscle groups to be affected by an injury.  Strains are muscle tears which generally occur due to the powerful contraction of the muscles against resistance, often during what is referred to as an eccentric load.    

 

groin-muscles-diagram-3 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

An eccentric load describes some muscle contraction while the muscle is lengthening, versus concentric, where the muscle is shortening during some muscle contraction. Most weight-lifting exercises and physical activities involve concentric contraction. By way of instance, bench press involves eccentric contraction. Moreover, tears can occur at the origin of the muscle, at the muscle-tendon junction, or inside the belly of the muscle(s). Tears most frequently happen at the muscle-tendon junction. The least common tendon injury occurs at the region of its bony attachment.  

 

Adductor muscle strains may be graded I-III depending upon their seriousness. A grade I injury involves a moderate strain with some pain and discomfort, tenderness, and bleeding, but no fiber disruption. The adductor muscle’s overall integrity is maintained although a Grade II injury involves further damage. A grade III injury involves disruption resulting in a loss of tendon integrity. Most adductor muscle strains are considered to be grade I or II injuries.  

 

Causes and Symptoms of an Adductor Strain

 

As previously mentioned above, an adductor muscle strain occurs during acute muscle contraction, such as during kicking, pivoting or skating. Factors which can predispose a person to injury include failure to properly stretch or warm up and fatigue from overuse. The risk of experiencing an adductor strain increases with sports involving strides like sprinting, soccer, and hockey. Sports with repeated movements like football, martial arts, and gymnastics can also substantially increase the risk of experiencing an adductor strain. Struggling to warm up, stretch or be properly conditioned can also cause injury.  

 

The symptoms associated with an adductor muscle strain most commonly involve a variety of painful symptoms which are most frequently related to other types of muscle strain. Common symptoms of an adductor muscle strain include a sudden onset of pain and discomfort, occasionally accompanied by the feeling of a pop in the inner section of the thigh as well as the inability to maintain action after the first onset of painful symptoms. Because an adductor strain may cause groin or hip pain, many patients and healthcare professionals may confuse this type of injury with sciatica or sciatic nerve pain.  

Groin Strains Diagram 1 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

 

Diagnosis and Treatment for an Adductor Strain

 

A healthcare professional can diagnose an adductor muscle strain through the patient’s medical history and a physical evaluation. Clinical findings include tenderness to palpation or touch, bruising through the inner thigh, as well as swelling and heat within the region of the injury. With acute tears, there might be a palpable defect over the area of the injury. Motion testing of the hip is normal, however, pain generally occurs while the patient is asked to contract the muscles. In these cases, asking the patient to bring their leg towards midline can ultimately cause pain and is generally accompanied by weakness.  

 

X-rays are often not utilized to diagnose an adductor muscle strain, however, they are appropriate in instances in which there are tenderness at the site of bony insertion or in young patients and/or athletes. In children, the attachment sites of a muscle and/or tendon are weaker and vulnerable to fracture. MRI can provide the precise location of an injury and the extent might help estimate return to play, or in rare cases, help identify any other cases which may require surgical interventions.  

 

Many adductor muscle strains respond positively to conservative treatment. The utilization of ice therapy and anti-inflammatory medicine are appropriate for acute muscle strains. As symptoms improve, stretching and exercises are generally not recommended. The healthcare professional may suggest a physical therapy program. Surgery may be required for adductor muscle tendon tears. Repair entails an open incision within the site of injury and reattachment of the tendon. Surgery is also essential in patients who have chronic pain whose symptoms don’t respond to conservative therapy.  

 

What is Adductor Tendinopathy?

 

Adductor tendinopathy is generally characterized as pain on palpation of the adductor tendons, adduction of the legs and/or of the injured leg. Pain can develop gradually or cause a sudden and severe, sharp pain. A swelling or a lump may also be experienced from the adductor muscle(s), stiffness at the groin area or an inability to contract or extend the adductors. In acute cases, exercises and physical activities will be restricted because the tendon can’t sustain repeated tensile loading.  

adductor tendinopathy diagram 2 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor  

Causes and Symptoms of Adductor Tendinopathy

 

The adductors are triggered in many sports such as, running, soccer, horse riding, gymnastics, and swimming. The repetitive movements and the continuous change of direction in physical activities activate the adductor tendon, which makes athletes more prevalent to develop adductor tendinopathy and other groin injuries. Other causes of adductor tendinopathy can include over-stretching of the adductor tendons or a sudden increase in training, especially in the type of training.  

 

Adductor tendinopathy may occur due to considerable leg length discrepancy which affects gait pattern. Poor or abnormal movement patterns may also overly stress the adductor tendons. Muscular length gaps, strength imbalances or muscular weakness in the thoracic or the abdominals can also be powerful in developing adductor tendinopathy. Other causes include a failure to properly warm-up, inactivity, fatigue, obesity, age-related weaknesses, genetics or degeneration.  

 

Diagnosis and Treatment for Adductor Tendinopathy

 

A healthcare professional can safely and effectively develop an appropriate treatment plan following a thorough diagnosis or further investigations could be undertaken, including ultrasound, MRI or CT scans. Achieving pain relief through the utilization of NSAIDs may be ineffective due to the non-inflammatory nature of the injury. Steroid injections are also not necessarily recommended due to potential tendon rupture if these are injected directly into the tendon.  

 

Physical therapy is often recommended for the treatment of adductor tendinopathy, although there’s no golden standard for the proper rehabilitation of the adductor tendon. Recovery is extremely variable across individuals because the injury may be degenerative or even due to previously failed healing. Strengthening exercises and physical activities are also recommended to promote proper healing. Treatment should be customized to the patient to avoid recurrence.  

 

Other treatment for adductor tendinopathy generally consists of avoiding exercise or physical activity in the first 48 hours. The patient should then apply the RICE treatment three times per day for 10-20 minutes to help reduce swelling and inflammation from any sudden trauma. If the painful symptoms have decreased, blood flow stimulation therapy could be started to help promote the healing process. Active treatment is subsequently suggested to follow up with rehabilitation.  

 

Furthermore, the goal of rehabilitation is to restore the adductor muscle and tendon properties where strength training is beneficial to the adductor structure, muscle building, and biomechanics. Recent research studies have also demonstrated that an eccentric based exercise program is the most effective as well as heavy-slow eccentric and concentric exercises for enhancing both function and symptoms. For effective treatment identifying the stage of the tendinopathy is also essential.  

 

Differential Diagnosis of Hip Pain and Discomfort

 

 

Most commonly well-known as a groin strain, an adductor muscle strain is a type of injury which affects one of a group of muscles found at the top of the thigh. Meanwhile, adductor tendinopathy can affect the tendons of the adductor muscles. Both of these type of injuries can ultimately cause a variety of painful symptoms and they generally require time to heal properly. Because of the location of the injury, many patients and healthcare professionals may confuse groin injuries with sciatica without proper diagnosis. Proper diagnosis is essential to follow-up with proper treatment. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

Fibromyalgia Magazine

 

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The purpose of the article was to discuss adductor muscle strain, tendinopathy, and sciatica. It has also been observed that patients with adductor injuries may confuse their symptoms for sciatica. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 


 

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Sciatica vs Ischiofemoral Impingement

Sciatica vs Ischiofemoral Impingement

A variety of health issues can cause common symptoms which may make it difficult for people to determine the source of their pain and discomfort. Because sciatica is a collection of symptoms rather than a single condition, sciatic nerve pain can often be a frequent symptom for many health issues. The purpose of the following article is to demonstrate the differences between true sciatica and painful symptoms associated with other health issues, such as ischiofemoral impingement.  

 

What is Sciatica?

 

Sciatica is characterized as pain, tingling sensations, and numbness, due to compression or impingement anywhere along the length of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and it stretches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks, down into the legs and feet. Sciatica can affect one or both sides of the human body.  

 

Sciatica Diagram 1 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor  

Symptoms

 

The characteristic symptoms of sciatica can range from mild to severe where the sciatic nerve pain is described as a dull ache to pain or as a sharp, searing, or electric-like pain. Symptoms differ from one person to another. By way of instance, some people may experience shooting pain while some people may only experience tingling sensations and/or numbness.   The common symptoms of sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, include:  

 

  • Radiating pain along the length of the sciatic nerve
  • Discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness
  • Muscle weakness in the lower back, hips, legs, and feet
  • A combination of pain, discomfort, tingling sensations and numbness
  • Painful sensations on one or both sides of the human body

 

Causes

 

Sciatica commonly occurs when an underlying health issue results in the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. A bulging or herniated disk is one of the most common causes of sciatica. However, a variety of other underlying health issues can cause sciatica and determining what causes sciatica is necessary for proper treatment.   The most common causes of sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, include:  

 

  • Bulging disk
  • Herniated disk
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Bone spur osteophytes, or bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Arthritis

 

Treatments

 

Sciatica will often resolve on its own over several weeks. Healthcare professionals recommend the use of over-the-counter drugs and/or medications, ice or heat packs on the affected areas, stretches, and exercise, among other alternative treatment options to help reduce sciatica. If symptoms worsen or do not resolve on their own, seek immediate medical attention.   People with mild or moderate sciatica may find relief from any of the following treatments, including:  

 

  • Ice or heat therapy
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Alexander technique or Feldenkrais method
  • Yoga
  • Drugs and/or medications

 

If these approaches do not help reduce sciatica, the patient may need to take one or more imaging tests, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to diagnose the source of their symptoms. It’s important to note that sciatica is a collection of symptoms rather than a single condition. Sciatica may be caused by a variety of underlying health issues.  

 

What is Ischiofemoral Impingement?

 

Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is a condition which occurs when the ischium and the head of the femur experience excessive amounts of pressure, generally due to trauma, overuse, or surgery. The trauma, overuse, or surgery, can also cause bone spurs to grow along the ischium. This gives the bones an abnormal shape which makes them no longer fit together.  

 

Ichio-Femoral Syndrome

 

Because these don’t fit properly together anymore, the bones may then start to rub against each other during movement causing friction which can damage the joint and cause painful symptoms. As friction worsens, the pain may also increase and restrict movements. The symptoms for ischiofemoral impingement may vary and treatment can also depend on symptoms.  

 

Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome

 

Symptoms

 

The main symptom of ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is hip pain. The pain from this underlying health issue may start off as mild, however, it can often worsen as the rubbing of the bones causes more damage and inflammation. Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome can feel similar to a pulled hamstring but the pain is generally closer to the buttocks.  

 

Causes

 

Ischiofemoral impingement occurs due to excess friction between the top of the thighbone, or the femur, and the hip bone, or the ischium. These two bones generally touch in a way which allows them to move without causing pain, however, trauma, overuse, and surgery can ultimately damage the bone. Moreover, if the damage causes a bone spur to grow on the hip or femur, as described above, the extra piece of bone can cause more damage and make the condition worse.  

 

People who experience pain in the hips, buttocks, or groin that does not go away, should seek immediate medical attention to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. Several of the symptoms associated with ischiofemoral impingement syndrome may be similar to other health issues, including sciatica, muscle, ligament and tendon tears, or fractures. A healthcare professional can perform a diagnosis to rule out ischiofemoral impingement as well as these other conditions.  

 

Diagnosis

 

To diagnose an ischiofemoral impingement, the healthcare professional may perform a physical exam. During the evaluation, doctor may feel specific areas in the hips to determine the presence of an ischiofemoral impingement. If the healthcare professional suspects you may have ischiofemoral impingement syndrome, they may request additional imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the diagnosis of the source of the symptoms.  

 

Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome is quite an uncommon diagnosis for hip and groin pain – thus it is important that more common conditions like those listed below, are ruled out by a qualified Medical Professional, Chiropractor or  Physiotherapist before considering it as a diagnosis:  

 

  • Lumbar disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Inguinal lymphadenopathy
  • Menstrual conditions
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Femoroacetabular impingement/piriformis syndromes

 

Treatments

 

There is no single treatment which can be utilized to help improve ischiofemoral impingement syndrome. The healthcare professional might recommend a variety of alternative conservative treatment options. By way of instance, they may restrict physical activities or they may recommend rest as well as prescribe drugs and/or medications to help ease the symptoms. There are many dynamic treatment protocols that can assist in these diagnoses. If alternative treatment options do not help improve the ischiofemoral impingement, the healthcare professional may also recommend the utilization of injections which contain pain medicine and/or steroids to help control the pain. If neither of these treatment approaches helps relieve the symptoms, the healthcare professional may also recommend surgery. Due to the rarity of Ischiofemoral Impingement, treatment for the condition has varied on a case by case basis. However, conservative treatment is broadly recommended as a first line approach to resolving the condition. Current conservative treatment strategies in the literature for Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome include:  

 

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Gabapentin for pain associated with quadratus femoris muscle and sciatic nerve irritation
  • Heat, Ultrasound, and Interferential current therapies applied around the hip area.
  • Deep Specialized Myofascial protocols can be used.
  • An individually prescribed exercise program by a Physiotherapist or joint specialist targeting muscles like the quadriceps femoris, piriformis in order to adequately reduce pain and increase the range of motion in the hip joint.
  • CT-guided steroid and local anesthetic injection around the QFM may provide pain relief

 

 

Surgical intervention in order to correct/decompress anatomical pathology such as that first described by Johnson in 1977 is reserved for cases that do not respond to conservative therapy. Potential surgical interventions include excision of the lesser trochanter (in those experiencing pain post hip surgery), and more recent/popular peri-articular endoscopic decompression around the hip 2,7. Further research is required to better understand Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome – its causes, at-risk populations, and optimal management strategies- both conservative and surgical. As this condition is not yet widely recognized and understood.  

 

Differential Diagnosis In Proximal Hip Pain Syndroms

  Differential Diagnosis Proximal Hip Pain  

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, commonly characterized by pain and discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness, can be a common symptom for a variety of underlying health issues, such as ischiofemoral impingement. Because sciatica is well-known as a collection of symptoms, rather than a single condition or disorder, patients with sciatic nerve pain should seek immediate medical attention to determine if their painful symptoms are caused by another underlying health issue. Treatment for both sciatica and ischiofemoral impingement will depend on the symptoms and diagnosis. There are many treatment options for these complex cases – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

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The article above demonstrates the differences between true sciatica and painful symptoms associated with other health issues, such as ischiofemoral impingement, to help provide a diagnosis and treatment. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez  

 


 

Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 


 

 

Formulas for Methylation Support

 

Xymogen Formulas - El Paso, TX

 

XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited.

Proudly, Dr. Alexander Jimenez makes XYMOGEN formulas available only to patients under our care.

Please call our office in order for us to assign a doctor consultation for immediate access.

If you are a patient of Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, you may inquire about XYMOGEN by calling 915-850-0900.

xymogen el paso, tx

 

  For your convenience and review of the XYMOGEN products please review the following link.*XYMOGEN-Catalog-Download  

 

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References Singer, Adam D., Ty K. Subhawong, Jean Jose, Jonathan Tresley, and Paul D. Clifford. “Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome: a meta-analysis.” Skeletal radiology 44, no. 6 (2015): 831-837 Johnson, K. A. “Impingement of the lesser trochanter on the ischial ramus after total hip arthroplasty. Report of three cases.” JBJS 59, no. 2 (1977): 268-269 Spencer-Gardner, Luke, Asheesh Bedi, Michael J. Stuart, Christopher M. Larson, Bryan T. Kelly, and Aaron J. Krych. “Ischiofemoral impingement and hamstring dysfunction as a potential pain generator after ischial tuberosity apophyseal fracture non-union/malunion.” Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 25, no. 1 (2017): 55-61 Lee, Soyoung, Inhwan Kim, Sung Moon Lee, and Jieun Lee. “Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome.” Annals of rehabilitation medicine 37, no. 1 (2013): 143

Symptoms Associated with Fibromyalgia

Symptoms Associated with Fibromyalgia

Sciatica and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain which is also generally accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood health issues. The most common symptoms associated with fibromyalgia include muscle pain and tenderness, however, many people with this painful condition also experience sciatica, a collection of symptoms characterized by pain, discomfort, tingling sensations, and numbness along the length of the sciatic nerve in the lower back.  

 

Because fibromyalgia can cause painful symptoms throughout several regions of the human body, many people with fibromyalgia may also be diagnosed with other health issues which may overlap with their present symptoms, such as sciatica. It’s essential for patients to seek immediate medical attention from a healthcare professional to receive a proper diagnosis of all of their symptoms as these other health issues may generally require different treatment approaches.  

 

Sciatica is one of the most common health issues to coexist with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia doesn’t necessarily cause sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, however, these can ultimately exist together. It’s also essential for people with fibromyalgia to understand what sciatica is and how these painful symptoms can affect their health and wellness. Healthcare professionals believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the human brain processes pain signals. Moreover, fibromyalgia can affect a variety of other structures and functions in the human body, such as the gastrointestinal tract.  

 

Fibromyalgia and Digestion Problems

 

Along with muscle pain and tenderness, patients with this painful disorder also experience digestive health issues. About 70 percent of people with fibromyalgia suffer from irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, including gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Although the causes of digestion health issues and fibromyalgia are unknown, healthcare professionals have demonstrated that there is an undeniable connection between fibromyalgia and digestive health issues.  

 

The gastrointestinal, or GI, system consists of several fundamental parts including, the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, and the bowel. When digestion slows down or a food intolerance, described in further detail below, disrupts the natural process of digestion, a chain of events can cause pain and discomfort, among other symptoms, throughout the entire gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. Patients with fibromyalgia commonly report frustrating digestive problems, such as:  

 

  • Acid reflux. When the gastric juices are not being utilized in the stomach, they can often travel back up through the esophagus, causing heartburn or a painful sensation in the chest, known as acid reflux.
  • Cramping and constipation. When the process of peristalsis, or the smooth muscle contractions which move food through the gastrointestinal tract, becomes affected due to the irritation of the intestines, it can begin to cramp and prevent the movement of waste through the bowel, causing cramping and constipation.
  • Diarrhea. When the digestive process slows down or stops, undigested food can move from the stomach and into the intestine, where it can irritate the lining of the colon and produce IBS symptoms, such as diarrhea.
  • Gas. The longer food stays in your stomach and intestines, the longer the natural GI bacteria has to break down the compounds and the more methane gas is produced from bacteria metabolism, resulting in gas.

 

Research studies have utilized brain scans to demonstrate the physiological responses of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, and patients with fibromyalgia. According to the research studies, both groups of patients demonstrated higher neurological responses to pain. Patients with IBS and fibromyalgia also demonstrated higher pain awareness. Due to the similar brain activity to pain stimulus, researchers suspect that the two health issues may share underlying causes.  

 

Many people with fibromyalgia frequently report that certain types of foods irritate their stomach or exacerbate their fibromyalgia symptoms. Dairy and gluten, among other foods, can worsen fibromyalgia. Many people have food intolerances which can be challenging to diagnose. Another common explanation for the digestion problems of patients with fibromyalgia involves the autonomic nervous system, which is in charge of regulating the structure and function of internal organs.  

 

This autonomic nervous system is made up of two subsystems: the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system, which rarely work together simultaneously. In patients with fibromyalgia, the sympathetic nervous system, which is largely responsible for increasing blood pressure, heart rate and adrenaline, is almost always active, causes the parasympathetic system, which is largely responsible for relaxation and digestion, to become inactive. Fortunately, patients with fibromyalgia and its associated symptoms like sciatica and digestive problems, can find relief through treatment.

 

Patients with fibromyalgia commonly experience widespread pain and discomfort, however, research studies have demonstrated a connection between other symptoms and health issues, such as sciatica and digestive problems. The purpose of the following article is to educate as well as discuss how fibromyalgia may be connected to other symptoms like sciatica and irritable bowel syndrome, among other digestive problems. By understanding how these symptoms and health issues are associated with fibromyalgia, patients and doctors can safely and effectively treat this painful condition and its symptoms. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by a variety of symptoms. Many people with this painful condition also experience sciatica and digestive problems. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

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Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 


 

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Detox for Back Pain and Sciatica

Detox for Back Pain and Sciatica

The human body can absorb toxins in a variety of ways, from the type of foods we eat to the external and environmental factors we’re exposed to on a regular basis. Fortunately, the human body can also eliminate toxins in a variety of ways. Healthcare professionals have recognized that the accumulation of toxins in the human body can cause numerous health issues, including inflammation which may lead to back pain and sciatica. A good detox plan can help improve your overall health and wellness from the inside. Detoxing is also a fundamental process which can help relieve sciatica and back pain.

 

Back Pain and Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most common health issues reported among the general population. Although back pain affects approximately 80 percent of people at least once throughout their lifetime, sciatica continues to be one of the most frequently misunderstood health issues across the world. Also known as sciatic nerve pain, sciatica is characterized by irritation or inflammation due to the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve, the longest and largest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back, down the hips and buttocks, into the legs and feet.  

 

A variety of alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help safely and effectively treat sciatica symptoms without the side-effects of drugs and/or medications. Many healthcare professionals may recommend the use of drugs and/or medications to help offer sciatic nerve pain relief, however, these are only managing the symptoms rather than treating the health issue at the source. Research studies demonstrated that 76 percent of patients with sciatica reported complete relief of their symptoms without any toxic side-effects after following a detox plan for 45 days.  

 

Detox for Sciatica and Back Pain

 

For those people who may not be sure how or where to start with a detox plan, it’s fundamental for you to know that you can detox the human body on a variety of levels. First, you can start off with a simple foot detox. Healthcare professionals have demonstrated that a detox foot bath is a good way to cleanse the human body. Best known as the BioElectric Field Enhancement Unit, this helps generate positive and negative ions which creates the pH balance in the human body. As a result, the human body’s negative ions decrease while the human body’s positive ions increased to provide pain relief.  

 

To perform a detox foot bath, soak your feet for 30 minutes in warm salt water together with the foot coil. This process can help give muscles the strength and endurance they need to deal with back pain and sciatica symptoms. Moreover, a detox foot bath can also help eliminate free radicals which enhance range of motion. A detox foot bath also supports circulation. A good detox plan to help improve sciatica and back pain can also include following proper nutrition. Healthcare professionals can recommend a diet food plan which can help detox the human body from the inside with other treatment approaches.  

 

As previously mentioned, nutrition and lifestyle modifications below can help cleanse and detox the human body, including:  

 

  • Drinking more water, at least a minimum of two liters a day.
  • Drinking freshly squeezed juices without adding sugar, several times a day.
  • Replacing one meal with fresh smoothies, preferably breakfast.
  • Eating a healthy diet without processed foods, red meat, sugar, and dairy products.

 

According to healthcare professionals, it is a healthy practice to follow a detox plan once every 3 to 4 months. Do you remember when was the last time you had a detox? Or do you at least remember ever having a moment where you considered detoxification? Whether you followed a detox plan a few months ago, a year ago, several years ago, many years ago or simply never, it doesn’t matter. There is no better time then to start now. A detox plan cleanses the bloodstream, improves gut health, channels energy levels and strengthens muscles. Detox helps improve sciatica from its source.  

 

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms which can manifest due to a variety of underlying health issues. However, numerous research studies have demonstrated that following a detox plan can help tremendously reduce irritation and inflammation associated with sciatic nerve pain. Following a proper nutrition and lifestyle modifications together with a detox plan can ultimately help improve overall health and wellness, including sciatica and back pain. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

 


 

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Following a detox plan may help pain and inflammation associated with sciatica. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .  

 

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Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.  

 

 


 

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Advanced Evaluation of Complex Sciatica

Advanced Evaluation of Complex Sciatica

Etiology of Sciatic Nerve Pain

  Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is a collection of symptoms caused by the compression or impingement of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, due to disk herniation, spinal health issues like osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis as well as intraspinal tumors and abscesses. Impingement or compression may typically occur along the spinal canal or intervertebral foramen. Health issues associated with the compression or impingement of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots may commonly occur in the lower back, pelvis, or buttocks.   Sciatica Diagram 1 | El Paso, TX Chiropractor  

Sciatica Symptoms

  The common symptoms of sciatic nerve pain include pain and discomfort which radiates along the lower back, down the buttocks and posterior aspect of the leg, into the knee and foot. The painful symptoms may affect one or both lower extremities and it may occur with or without low back pain. The pain and discomfort are described as burning, lancinating, or stabbing. Other common symptoms of sciatica include tingling sensations and numbness anywhere along the length of the sciatic nerve, particularly in the lower extremities.   Coughing or the Valsalva maneuver, a specific way of breathing which increases pressure in the chest, may worsen sciatic nerve pain symptoms. Moreover, the compression or impingement of the spinal cord and nerve roots can cause sensory, motor, or reflex deficits, among other health issues. Symptoms of sciatica may depend on which nerves are affected based on the segmental level of the spine. By way of instance, an L5 to S1 disk herniation may affect the ankle jerk reflex while an L3 to L4 disk herniation may affect the knee jerk reflex.  

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is a collection of symptoms rather than a single health issue, characterized by radiating pain, tingling sensations, and/or numbness which extends from the lower back and buttocks, down into the legs and feet. Sciatica is generally diagnosed through its symptoms and depending on the type of painful symptoms, a healthcare professional can safely and effective treat sciatic nerve pain. It’s important for patients to understand the symptoms of sciatica in order to continue with a diagnosis and follow-up with the appropriate treatment option. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C., C.C.S.T. Insight

  Healthcare professionals have determined that straight leg raising may aggravate pain and discomfort which radiates down the length of the leg when gradually raised above 60 degrees or less. According to numerous research studies, this outcome measure is sensitive to sciatic nerve pain. Painful symptoms radiating down the affected leg when the contralateral leg is lifted, also known as crossed straight leg raising, is more common for sciatica. Furthermore, sciatica can ultimately be diagnosed through a series of tests and evaluations.   The straight leg raise test can be performed while patients are sitting with their hip joints flexed at 90 degrees. Then, their leg is carefully raised until the knee is fully extended. If the patient has sciatica, the painful symptoms will most often manifest as the leg is extended. The slump test can be performed like the straight leg raise test, but while the patient is slumping with the thoracic and lumbar spine flexed as well as the neck flexed. The slump test is more accurate but less specific, for disk herniation than the straight leg raise test.  

Sciatic Nerve Pain Diagnosis

  Sciatica is commonly diagnosed through its characteristic, painful symptoms. Once sciatic nerve pain is diagnosed, healthcare professionals should test a patient’s strength, sensations, and reflexes to determine any possible health issues. If painful symptoms persist for more than 6 weeks, or if there are neurologic deficits, imaging and electrodiagnostic studies should be performed. Structural and functional abnormalities which result in sciatica, such as spinal stenosis, can most accurately be diagnosed through MRI or CT scans.   Imaging and electrodiagnostic studies can help confirm the segmental level of the spinal cord and/or nerve root compression and/or impingement, which can exclude health issues that may mimic sciatica, such as polyneuropathy. These studies may help determine whether single or multiple regions of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots are being affected and whether the diagnosis correlates with MRI abnormalities. Abnormalities may not be obvious on imaging and electrodiagnostic studies for up to a few weeks after symptoms manifest.  

Sciatica Treatment

  Patients with sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, can achieve relief from their painful symptoms through bed rest in a recumbent position with the head of the bed elevated about 30 degrees, also known as the semi-Fowler position. Treatment for low back pain can include nonopioid analgesics, such as NSAIDs and acetaminophen. Drugs and/or medications which decrease neuropathic pain, such as gabapentin or other anticonvulsants and low-dose tricyclic antidepressants, may also help relieve sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, signs and symptoms.   Muscle spasm associated with low back pain or sciatica can be relieved through the utilization of heat or cold, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, among other alternative treatment options. Whether corticosteroids should be used to treat acute radicular pain remains controversial. Epidural corticosteroids can help achieve pain relief, however, these should not be utilized unless the patient’s painful symptoms are severe or persistent. Many healthcare professionals may utilize oral corticosteroids for these special occasions.   Surgery for sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, is only recommended for cauda equina syndrome or for unequivocal disk herniation along with the presence of muscular weakness, progressive neurologic deficit and/or intolerable, intractable pain which interferes with regular physical activities in an emotionally stable patient which has not decreased after 6 weeks of conservative treatments. The standard procedure for sciatica caused by disk herniation is through classic diskectomy with a limited laminotomy. If the disk herniation is localized, a microdiscectomy may be performed, where the skin incision and laminotomy are smaller. Chemonucleolysis, which uses an intradiscal injection of chymopapain, is no longer utilized to help treat sciatic nerve pain.   Sciatica is a collection of symptoms caused by the compression or impingement of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Understanding the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain is essential towards obtaining a diagnosis in order to follow up with the best treatment. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal and nervous health issues as well as functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

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Additional Topic Discussion: Severe Sciatica

 

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and missed days at work worldwide. Back pain attributes to the second most common reason for doctor office visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at least once throughout their life. Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of painful symptoms, however, sometimes the simplest of movements can have these results. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, through the utilization of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief.

 

 


 

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XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited.

 

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Please call our office in order for us to assign a doctor consultation for immediate access.

 

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*SCIATICA* Back Pain Relief El Paso, Texas (2019)

Approximately 8 out of 10 people will experience sciatica or a sharp electrical surge that painfully runs through the back down to the foot. It can then lead to having numbness in different areas of the back, leg, and foot. Here are two such cases that describe their back pain and their inability to engage in activities.  

 

  • Truide discusses how her pregnancy caused her back pain.
  • Dionicio discusses how truck driving triggered his back pain.

 

These patients utilized chiropractic care with Dr. Alex Jimenez, DC and are now back on their feet, pain-free and ready to get on with their lives. The El Paso Back Clinic is the place to go for sciatica back pain relief.

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Know About Sciatica And Chiropractic Medicine El Paso, Texas

Know About Sciatica And Chiropractic Medicine El Paso, Texas

You may be suffering from sciatica if you have ever experienced a shooting, nerve-like pain down one of your legs. The sciatic nerve can be impacted by a number of different things, including injury and degenerative diseases, that can lead to sciatica. Fortunately, chiropractic can be extremely effective for the treatment of sciatica.

What To Know

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that travels from the lower back down both of the legs and into the feet. When pressure is placed on the nerve, such as from a herniated disc, it can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as sciatica.

Sciatica Symptoms

Know About Sciatica symptoms include:

  • Pain in one or both legs
  • Shooting pain that travels down from the lower back and through the leg and calf
  • A feeling of electricity down one leg
  • Burning pain
  • Pain from a particular movement, or a jolt – like a sneeze
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Severe symptoms can include trouble controlling the bowels and debilitating pain

Sciatica Causes

Causes of sciatica include:

Vertebrae Misaligned

Misaligned vertebrae, referred to as subluxations in chiropractic, can put pressure on nerves in the spine – including the sciatic nerve.

Herniation

The discs that cushion the vertebrae are made up of a tough outer layer and a softer inner layer. When the outer layer is damaged and the inner layer comes out into the spine, it is referred to as disc herniation.

Often the symptoms of a herniated disc include back pain, as the inner layer of the disc puts pressure on nerves in the spine. A herniated disc can impact the sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica.

Car Accidents

A car accident can easily damage the spine and soft tissues. An auto accident may cause a misalignment of the spine, a herniated disc, or other injuries that cause symptoms of sciatica.

Athletic Injuries

Even the fittest athletes are susceptible to back injuries, which in turn can cause sciatica. The spine and discs can be damaged due to a large impact, repetitive motion injuries, or even twisting the wrong way.

Job Injuries

Many sufferers of sciatica do not realize that their workplace activities – including repetitive motions and sitting in one position for long periods of time – can lead to sciatica.

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How Chiropractic Can Help

A study cited by the health magazine Prevention found that sixty percent of sciatica sufferers who failed to get relief from other treatments found their symptoms improved after chiropractic care. In fact, they got the same level of relief as those who went through surgery – without any of the serious side effects that so often come with surgical procedures.

Chiropractic is effective for treating sciatica because it gets to the source of the problem – relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatments for sciatica include:

Manual Adjustments

The spinal misalignments that are often the cause of sciatica can be corrected through careful chiropractic adjustments. The chiropractor analyzes the misalignment, then applies specific pressure to the spine to relieve the misalignment. Once the pressure is removed from the sciatic nerve, symptoms improve.

Spine Decompression

For those whose sciatica is caused by a herniated disc, spinal decompression can bring real relief. Using a specially designed table, the chiropractor can gently stretch the spine – creating space for the disc to heal and pull back from the sciatic nerve.

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Best Chiropractor for *Sciatica Pain* | El Paso, TX (2019)

Best Chiropractor for *Sciatica Pain* | El Paso, TX (2019)

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body. It connects the lower extremities to the central nervous system. Any type of compression or impingement can cause sciatic nerve pain. A herniated disc, misalignment of the spine, and other spinal health issues can cause symptoms of sciatica.

Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, is a collection of symptoms characterized by low back pain, tingling sensations, and numbness which radiate down the length of the legs and into the feet. Dr. Alex Jimenez helps many patients from all walks of life find pain relief. Chiropractic medicine specializes in treating sciatica. EP Back Clinic patients give their testimonies, as to how Dr. Jimenez is the best chiropractor for sciatica pain.

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*Sciatica Pain* Treatment Relief | El Paso, TX (2019)

*Sciatica Pain* Treatment Relief | El Paso, TX (2019)

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and its main function is to connect the feet to the CNS. The painful symptoms associated with sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, can tremendously affect a person’s quality of life.

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the low back, down each leg, and into the feet.

Dr. Alex Jimenez focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of health issues associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Chiropractic care is an alternative option that utilizes spinal adjustments and manual manipulations to safely and effectively correct any spinal misalignments, or subluxations, which may be causing painful symptoms like sciatic nerve pain or sciatica. Dr. Jimenez is the non-surgical choice.

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Our services are specialized and focused on injuries and the complete recovery process. Our areas of practice include Wellness & Nutrition, Chronic Pain, Personal InjuryAuto Accident Care, Work Injuries, Back Injury, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Migraine Treatment, Sports Injuries, Severe Sciatica, Scoliosis, Complex Herniated Discs, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Stress Management, and Complex Injuries.

As El Paso’s Chiropractic Rehabilitation Clinic & Integrated Medicine Center, we passionately are focused on treating patients after frustrating injuries and chronic pain syndromes. We focus on improving your ability through flexibility, mobility and agility programs tailored for all age groups and disabilities.

We want you to live a life filled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, less pain, proper body weight and educated on how to maintain this way of life.

I assure you, I will only accept the best for you…

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Sciatica is a set of symptoms characterized by pain which extends down the length of the thighs from the spine. When a disk herniation compresses a nerve along the lumbar spinal column, approximately 90 percent of sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, develops. Pregnancy and piriformis syndrome are common causes of sciatica.

Chiropractic care is a treatment option which focuses on the treatment of injuries and/or conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal system, an alternative option. Patients explain how Dr. Alex Jimenez has helped them achieve pain relief through chiropractic care. Edgar M. Reyes and Truide Torres highly recommend Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-invasive choice for sciatica.

El Paso Back Clinic

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We are blessed to present to you El Paso’s Premier Wellness & Injury Care Clinic.

Our services are specialized and focused on injuries and the complete recovery process. Our areas of practice include Wellness & Nutrition, Chronic Pain, Personal InjuryAuto Accident Care, Work Injuries, Back Injury, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Migraine Treatment, Sports Injuries, Severe Sciatica, Scoliosis, Complex Herniated Discs, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Stress Management, and Complex Injuries.

As El Paso’s Chiropractic Rehabilitation Clinic & Integrated Medicine Center, we passionately are focused on treating patients after frustrating injuries and chronic pain syndromes. We focus on improving your ability through flexibility, mobility and agility programs tailored for all age groups and disabilities.

We want you to live a life filled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, less pain, proper body weight and educated on how to maintain this way of life.

I assure you, I will only accept the best for you…

If you have enjoyed this video and we have helped you in any way, please feel free to subscribe and recommend us.

Recommend: Dr. Alex Jimenez – RN, DC, MSACP, CCST

Health Grades: http://www.healthgrades.com/review/3SDJ4

Facebook Clinical Page: https://www.facebook.com/dralexjimene…

Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/

Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochirop…

Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeurop…

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2

Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/categor…

Information: Dr. Alex Jimenez – Chiropractor

Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com

Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com

Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com

Back Injury Site: https://www.elpasobackclinic.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dralexjimenez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Recommend: PUSH-as-Rx ®™

Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessa…

PUSH-as-Rx: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/