Back Pain, Hip Pain and Sciatica
Chronic Back, Hip & Sciatic Pain
“George B.” came with right-sided low back and hip pain radiating to the posterior thigh x 15 years and was scheduled for back surgery. By the fifth visit, he reported a complete absence of pain. He was seen for seven visits and canceled surgery.
Back Pain / Sciatica / Neuropathy
“Dale J.” was a 77 year old male whose chief complaint was severe, right sided back and hip pain with sciatica radiating to the ankle. He was also experiencing progressive numbness in both legs beginning at the knee, worse on the right side. He noted that he could not feel the accelerator pedal while driving because his right foot was completely numb. Legs and feet were cold to touch.
As it was his primary complaint, he was treated first for his back pain with acupuncture, laser and bioelectromagnetic therapies. By the 8th visit, back, hip pain and sciatica had resolved, and we began to treat legs and feet. “I can feel my toes,” he said immediately following the first treatment to his legs and feet. After the next visit, he reported, ”I feel my toes, and my legs are warmer.” And they were. “I feel everything now. I feel better than I did when I was 70,” he reported after the 12th session.
Chronic Back Pain
JD was a thin, 86 year old male whose chief complaints was chronic low back pain for 15 years. He scored his pain at 8 on a 10 point scale before his first treatment. Pre-treatment pain scores were less than one by the 8th visit, and he was discharged but returned for a second course of therapy to strengthen his legs, improve libido and increase his overall energy.
Sciatica / Hip Pain
NB was a 47 year old teacher whose chief complaints were sciatica and hip pain which she scored at 10 pre treatment and 0-1 immediately afterward. She then cleaned her entire house and returned in severe pain. Pre and post treatment pain scores declined progressively, and range of motion improved, and she was discharged pain free after five treatments