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Sciatica

Sciatica is a debilitating condition in which the general term used to describe the pain that occurs when nerve roots in the lumbosacral spine (lower back) become compressed, irritated often from a herniated disc or other narrowing of the spinal stenosis. Sciatica may be accompanied by numbness/tingling and muscle weakness. Sciatica is the largest nerve in the body, Sciatica is specific to the pain that is a direct result of sciatic nerve or sciatic nerve root.

Any condition that may structurally compress the sciatic nerve may cause sciatica symptoms. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated or bulging lumbar intervertebral disc. Spondylolisthesis or a relative misalignment of one vertebra relative to another may also result in sciatic.

Causes:
• Degenerative disc disease
• Lumbar stenosis
• Herniated Disc
• Increased risk with age

Symptoms:
• Pain may be stabbing, burning or shooting
• Tingling 
• Numbness
• Weakness
• Mild to excruciating and can worsen when you bend down, coughing, sneezing twist your spine, Poor reflexes
• Pain is often described as electric, burning, or sharp.

Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, becomes compressed or irritated. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected leg, as well as back pain.

Myofascial release, acupuncture, and myofunctional therapy are three complementary therapies that can be used to treat sciatica.

Myofascial release is a technique that involves applying sustained pressure to the fascia, a type of connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. This pressure can help release tension and adhesions in the fascia, which can relieve pain and improve mobility in the affected area.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. This can help stimulate the body\’s natural healing response and reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.

Myofunctional therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles and movements involved in speech, chewing, swallowing, and breathing. It aims to improve the strength, flexibility, and coordination of these muscles, which can help reduce pain and improve function in the affected area.

When used together, myofascial release, acupuncture, and myofunctional therapy can provide a comprehensive approach to treating sciatica. Myofascial release can help release tension and adhesions in the fascia that may be contributing to the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Myofunctional therapy can help improve the strength and coordination of the muscles that support the lower back and legs.

Other treatments for sciatica may include rest, ice or heat therapy, physical therapy exercises, chiropractic care, and medication. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the affected nerve.

If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica, it is important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. They may refer you to a physical therapist who can provide myofascial release, acupuncture, and myofunctional therapy, as well as other treatments to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The later script shines a detailed perspective of how the Myofunctional and Myofascial release aspects work in tandem with the needs of Chronic Pain sufferers.

Face – Jaw & Teeth Connection to Posture & Chronic Pain

  • One of the foremost aspects of our health is represented by a pleasing face which is proportional and symmetrical.
  • Formation of the arch, jaw and tongue position are together very important factors.
  • They\’re the foundational scaffolding that supports the overlaying muscles and tissue that create what we identify as beauty and health.
  • It\’s common to have distortion occur as a result of mouth breathing,allergies, deviated septums and environmental factors.
  • These changes not only cause facial deformities, but also cause migraines, headaches, Neck pain, TMD, and other sleep breathing disorders as the muscles contract or shorten from spasm.
  • They also change the underlying skeletal structure leading to an unattractive and painful change throughout the body.
  • Forward head posture like turtle head, and changes to the spine. Uneven hips, legs, and feet can become painful, compromise overall function, and form a narrow arch that can force the tongue back into the throat and block the airway, causing snoring, sleep apnea, and other breathing disorders.
  • This affects both children and adults and has severe health consequences and complications.

Breathing, Muscles, and Chronic Pain

  •  Incorrect Breathing or Mouth Breathing is the root cause of Facial Distortions, which lead to tremendous physical stress, internal inflammation, and damage to the Muscle Kinetic Chains and our internal organs.
  • The Muscle Kinetic Chains are One single sheath of Fibrous layers running from the Tongue to the Toes called Deep Frontline Fascia, which is generally the involved layer causing most types of Postural and Structural deviations and distortions leading up to severe referred pain ailments.
  • These imbalances create inflamed and sensitive Hyper or Hypo tonicity in the Muscle chains called “Trigger Points”. These are also responsible for our moods and behavior and our body\’s ability to self-heal naturally.
  • To help you understand this better, let us introduce you to the Body\’s Largest organ, \”Fascia”.
  • Now We want you to understand the continuity of fascia and thereby have a more functional approach in the way you will be able to understand and treat your Pain.
  • In recent years thanks to the dissection studies by Orthopedic surgeons and the clinical applications of these observations, we\’ve learned that Fascia can not only cause local restriction and pain but fascia has global mechanical continuity and thus plays an essential role in posture and movement.
  • The illustration shows the continuity of fascia from the toes to the tongue.
  • Starting with the foot, the calf muscles, inner thighs, and adductors are all connected.
  • These adductors anchor into the hip flexors, the psoas, and the quadratus lumborum.
  • Both these muscles anchor into the Kruer of the diaphragm, creating a direct connection between respiratory, posture and facial function.
  • This continues through the thorax, the throat, the floor of the mouth, and the tongue itself.
  • In other words, there is a direct mechanical connection between facial function, tongue function, diaphragmatic breathing, lumber and cervical spinal posture, gait, and Pain patterns.
  • This helps explain why doctors and other practitioners have often seen dramatic improvements in posture and related pain patterns following a Frenuloplasty.
  • Fascia and skeletal muscle appear to have movement pattern memory such that forward head posture, which is known to be detrimental, may perpetuate restriction in that deep frontline through postural habits,
  • Let\’s consider a forward head posture concerning the anterior neck, jaw, and head. Protruding the head forward places the Supra and infrahyoid under tension, causing a downward tension on the mandible and a tendency to mouth breathe.
  • The same retreated mandible changes the occlusion of the teeth, and again retreating of the mandible irritates or perpetuates irritation and can potentially perpetuate irritation of the retro discal tissues of the TMJ.

Posture, Gait, Breathing Correction through Fasciotomy

  • Now, this posture also places the sternocleidomastoid (SCM muscle) at a biomechanical disadvantage. This muscle is one of the most common yet poorly recognized causes of severe cervical genic headaches.

  • Now, this posture also places the sternocleidomastoid (SCM muscle) at a biomechanical disadvantage. This muscle is one of the most common yet poorly recognized causes of severe cervical genic headaches.

  • So when we consider the continuity of the deep frontline, it really makes sense that the Frenuloplasty procedure can often be the key that unlocks a cascade of biomechanical improvement.

  • Over time, it is commonly observed that individuals with malocclusion and improper tongue posture and movement may experience a narrowing of their airways.

  • Individuals often engage in forward head postures to compensate for the narrowing of the airways.

List of Chronic ailments due to Mouth Breathing

The above inferences often lead to a range of chronic symptoms and conditions which are the fundamental causes a variety of chronic ailments and symptoms.

Heres a list of known connections

  • Allergic reactions

  • Chronic respiratory disorders
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disfunctions
  • Hypertension
  • Vitamin D and Calcium Deficiency

  • Inflamed tonsils and adenoids

  • Deviated septum

  • Crooked and crowded teeth

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Knee pain

  • Slipped disc and lower back pain

  • Cervical stiffness and spondylosis

  • TMJ – TMD and sleep disorders

  • Strained and fatigued muscles

  • Painful and sore muscles

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Skin diseases

  • Hyperacidity and reflux

  • Digestive and malabsorption disorders

  • Circulatory and cardiac disorders

  • Chronic fatigue and daytime sleepiness, and many more

Simple & Natural Solutions to Complex Problems

  • By simply returning the jaw to its normal, healthy, decompressed position with proper treatment,which enhances Breathing function continuously in turn results in a range of bio-chemical enhancements, we can now help patients  live a much healthier span and relief from most of the aforementioned symptoms.

  • This is achieved through our Patented Oro-Postural Neuro Muscular appliances and Myofascial equilibration process which will relax the muscle spasms, allowing the muscles to return to their natural ideal length,strength and ideal posture, resulting in lasting relief, recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Also more pleasing posture and position that is symmetrical and physiologically comforting and healthy.

  • This understanding of the fascial continuity and Myotherapy based techniques that can resolve chronic pain disorders viz:- Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain,Sciatica, Slipped Disc, and Herniation, Knee and Joint Pain, Arthritic Pain, Cervical and Referred pain, Headaches and Migraines, Respiratory and Sleep Breathing Disorders by improving functions without going through long term usage of Painkillers, Massages, expensive therapies, lots of time to recover, and living in constant discomfort in mobility, so quickly is a game changer.

Our Process Protocol

  1. Orofacial and Postural Rehabilitation

  2. Respiratory Function Rehabilitation

  3. Myofascial Release and Myofunctional Therapy

  4. Nutritional rejuvenation and inflammation reversal

  5. Ensuring Non – relapse with follow-ups, guidance, and Lifestyle change.

 

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