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Sacramento Chiropractor Provides Back Pain and Sciatic Pain Relief

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Right photo shows degenerated discs and arthritis of the spine as compared to the left.

Sacramento chiropractor, Dr. Jeri Anderson of Capitol Chiropractic utilizes gentle techniques that often provide significant relief of back pain and sciatic pain.

Sacramento chiropractor, Dr. Jeri Anderson of Capitol Chiropractic recently completed training in the Cox technique for relief of back pain and sciatica. The Cox technique uses research driven and clinically proven protocols for a chiropractor to use to provide significant relief of stubborn or complex lower back pain and leg pain.

Dr. Anderson, chiropractor, is excited to bring this tool for back pain and sciatic pain relief to the greater Sacramento, CA area, “The Cox protocols allow me to use powerful tools for the relief of back and/or sciatic pain for the benefit of my patients. I pride myself in using gentle, effective and research proven techniques to help relieve pain and improve quality of life for my patients.”

Additionally, Sacramento chiropractor, Dr. Jeri Anderson has added Hill Air Flex chiropractic tables to the growing list of tools that she uses to gently relieve back and/or sciatic nerve pain, “These very specialized chiropractic treatment tables are like having the right tool for the job when it comes to helping my patients with complex back and/or sciatic pain.”

The types of back pain and sciatic pain conditions that Sacramento Chiropractor, Dr. Jeri Anderson, helps with the Cox Technique and the Hill Air Flex tables include:

  • Disc injuries like bulging, slipped, ruptured, herniated, prolapsed or protruding discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerated discs
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Facet joint pain
  • Sacroiliac pain

Pain is exhausting and life-altering. Are you tired of suffering from back pain and/or sciatic nerve pain? If you are in the greater Sacramento area and would like see if you are a candidate for chiropractic care in the office of Sacramento chiropractor, Dr Jeri Anderson, call (916) 368-1600.  There are many Sacramento area chiropractors, but few with the advanced training and extensive chiropractic practice experience that Sacramento chiropractor, Dr. Jeri Anderson has attained. Give her a call, she may be able to help you!

How To Tell If Back Pain or Sciatic Pain Is From A Spinal Disc

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Often patients are concerned about whether their back pain or leg pain signs and symptoms are caused by a spinal disc injury and inquire about how to tell if their back pain or leg pain is from a spinal disc injury. While this article is not intended to diagnose your back pain or provide treatment advise, we can offer a few clues to ask your chiropractor about. Generally speaking, spinal disc injuries or spinal disc pain often display some or all of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Increased back pain or leg pain (sciatica) with coughing, sneezing, laughing or straining on the toilet. These activities increase the pressure in the injured spinal disc. 
  • Increased back pain or leg pain with sitting and/or driving or sitting in a car. While you may think that sitting is resting your back, it is not resting your lower lumbar spinal discs! Your lower back discs are working hard when you sit. Sitting increases the pressure in the lower back discs.
  • Increased pain when bending forward at the waist. This type of motion increases the pressure in the lower back discs producing pain.
  • Pain or numbness in one or both legs or feet. Spinal disc injuries can refer pain into the legs or feet by compressing or irritating the nerves that travel to the legs and feet as they exit the spine. In lay terms, this is often referred to as a pinched nerve. Pain that travels down the back of the leg past the knee is referred to as sciatica or sciatic pain.
  • Weakness in the legs or feet. Lumbar disc injuries can cause foot drop, which is the inability to lift the front of the foot as you walk, producing a foot slapping or dragging gait.
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control. These are red flag signs of potential severe lumbar disc injury that places pressure on the nerves that control the bowels and/or bladder, thus disturbing their function.

If you have any of these spinal disc injury signs or symptoms, see your chiropractor or other health care provider. Chiropractors are well trained in the evaluation and care of disc injury, back pain and sciatica (sciatic pain)..