Sciatica

Sciatica-Massage treatment for serious pain

 Sciatica

Sciatica-Massage treatment for serious pain

Sciatica is a very common condition that refers to a pain that radiates from the base of the spinal cord, to the hip and down the leg, sometimes terminating at the foot. The most common causes are a subluxation, or displacement, of one or more lumbar vertebrae and tightness or spasm in the piriformis and surrounding muscles. Sciatica is acquired by very common movement and posture as well as injury to the lower back. Sciatica is usually treated successfully by chiropractic adjustment if it is caused by a subluxation of the lumbar vertebrae and by massage if the cause is tightness of the deep hip rotator muscles. The best call to action is to hit it with all you can because if the problem is left untreated the sciatic nerve can sustain permanent damage.

A combination of Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage can be used to to treat the muscles of the leg. The piriformis, which can easily be the cause of the pain can be stretched. The entire leg will benefit by Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. The tightness and pain caused by sciatica can be greatly reduced by the proper treatment.

If you experiencing unilateral pain in one leg for more than one day, seek treatment. Sciatica can cause permanent damage to the nerve. Make an appointment for a massage by calling Dennis at 954-763-2955.

 

abdominal quadrants

abdominal quadrant-anatomical organ location tool

abdominal quadrant

The abdominal quadrant is one of 4 areas of the body . It is important to know which organs are contained within each quadrant. It is vital to know where to avoid deep pressure as well as understand the significance of the location of pain.

The upper left quadrant contains the stomach, spleen, liver, pancreas, kidney and adrenal gland.

The upper right quadrant contains the liver, gallbladder, duodenum, kidney and adrenal gland

The lower left quadrant contains the spleen, intestines, pancreas, stomach and the left kidney

The lower right quadrant contains the ascending colon, the cecum, the right ovary and fallopian tube, the right ureter and most notably, the appendix.

If abdominal pain or signs of peritonitis are localised in the lower left quadrant, colitis, diverticulitis, ureteral colic or pain due to ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease may be suspected. Examples of tumors in the left lower quadrant include colon cancer and ovarian tumor.

The upper left quadrant may be painful or tender in the case of intestinal malrotation. The upper right quadrant may be painful or tender in hepatitis, cholecystitis, and peptic ulcer. The lower right quadrant may be painful and/or tender in such conditions as appendicitis.

abdominal quadrant
abdominal quadrants