Successful Resolution of Piriformis Syndrome
A female patient, age 35, came for treatment of sciatica on her right side in mid August 2011. She suffered from severe sciatic pain (8 out of 10) which radiated down the leg. She walked with a mild limp and had lost some sleep due to the pain (1 week in pain when coming for treatment). The patient suffered from a limited range of motion (60% of normal range because of a problem with her low back) and could not perform her daily work as a supervisor in a hospital. She was diagnosed with Piriformis syndrome (injury of deep sciatic muscle in the buttocks that wraps around the sciatic nerve).
A combined program was prescribed composed of ultrasound, acupuncture, neuromuscular release and home therapy (herbal remedy, stretching, cold and moist heat packs) for a total length of two weeks (5 treatments).
Upon finishing the treatment sessions, all pain had been removed. The patient had regained her full range of motion. The results have been sustained ever since. She is back to work and very happy.
Successful Treatment of Sciatica
A female patient, age 52, suffered from severe sciatic pain in her left leg (10 out of 10). She came for treatment in June 2011 after two months in pain. She showed a limited range of motion and walked with canes (could not put any weight on her leg). It even affected her toes. Prior to the visit she had seen a medical doctor who had applied injections and pain killers which did not produce results. The patient could not perform her daily duties as a nurse supervisor.
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Dr. Long applied a combined treatment program composed of acupuncture, ultrasound, chiropractic work, neuromuscular release (medical massage) and home therapy for a total of 4 weeks (9 sessions).
The results have been truly remarkable. The patient stopped using her canes after the second treatment. Her pain level had been reduced to 2-3 at that point. Upon completing the program she had become pain-free. The full range of motion was restored. She returned to her full duties at work and was very happy about the outcome.