Sciatica books are one proactive way of treating back and leg pain at home using the power of learning. Many patients are not thrilled with the prospects of the various expensive and often risky sciatica treatments offered by their doctors or have already tried virtually everything without finding relief. It is these sufferers who have the most to gain by reading books about sciatica and hopefully applying the knowledge to enact a real and lasting cure.
This article will describe different types of books which may be helpful for sciatic nerve pain sufferers as part of a home treatment plan. We will look at the pros and cons of treating sciatica at home.
Most books about sciatica deal with home remedies and natural cures. Herbal and dietary treatments are the most commonly focused upon modalities in these various pieces of literature. Many of these methods may be unsound and ineffective, but some may be worth investigating. At least all-natural therapies greatly minimize the risk of treatment when compared to pharmaceutical or surgical care approaches.
Books detailing sciatica exercises are extremely popular, but often come up short on providing any measurable semblance of lasting relief. The exception to this rule is when the symptoms are enacted by some soft tissue condition which may actually resolve from targeted physical therapy. Piriformis syndrome is one of these possible muscular-induced causes of pseudo-sciatica.
Of course, there is also a range of knowledge therapy books aimed at treating many different back pain conditions, including sciatica. This is a treatment worth investigating for some patients, since chronic pain is often linked to the mindbody process. Most of these books can often be found for free at your local library.
Many people are not sure how to find books about sciatica or which ones to buy. My advice is to go to your local library and try the free approach first. This way, you have nothing at all to lose, except the time it takes to read the book. If you like it, then you have really won a huge victory, and if you don’t, then at least you have not lost much.
Many bookstores feature a selection of back pain books and knowledge therapy books. You can ask for these or simply browse the health section and choose the ones which appeal to you most. There are also many e-books online which detail sciatica therapy modalities. My own best selling and critically-praised book is available in e-book format for those of you who might be interested.
Knowledge is a form of power and the more you learn about the cause of your pain and the specifics of your diagnosis, the better prepared you will be to find a cure. I always tell patients to take an increasingly active role in their own treatment, since allowing yourself to be led blindly is a disaster waiting to happen. I know this for a fact since my doctors, and especially chiropractors, put me through the mill for 18 years and happily took all my money without helping me at all. Actually, they made my pain worse year by year. Thanks to Dr. John E. Sarno for showing me the right path to find some degree of relief without ongoing costs.
Remember, anything you can learn from these books is never a waste and the knowledge gained concerning one topic can often be applied to many other facets of life. Education is always a good investment.