While most patients are extremely anxious to find a treatment which will heal sciatica, some are also desperately misinformed about the true nature of their pain. In fact, although chronic back pain is often blamed on some abnormal spinal structural condition, these sciatica scapegoats are often innocent and coincidental to the miserable symptoms. Therefore, in reality, there is nothing which needs to be healed after all; at least not within the physical body.
This article will detail the mismanagement of mindbody sciatica within the healthcare sector. Few cases of psychologically-induced symptoms are correctly identified for what they truly are, leaving the patient without hope for finding a lasting cure. Worse still, the treatments used will have the potential to cause actual physical injury, even though no damage currently exists in the spine which justifies use of these same therapies.
Many patients are so engrossed in the medical mythologies surrounding back, neck and sciatica pain that they simply can not see the forest for the trees. They have received significant nocebo effects by the diagnostic process of their various spinal conditions and are convinced that their pain is the result of (insert diagnosis here). These patients try treatment after treatment, but nothing works for their pain. In fact, their sciatica symptoms worsen steadily and progressively until they are even considering surgery.
Although all these patients get tired of the ineptitude of their care providers and wonder why nothing has cured their pain, they simply never even consider the idea that they have been misdiagnosed. This and only this is the main reason why people suffer year in and year out with chronic mindbody back and leg pain conditions. If they only recognized the actual source of the symptoms, finding a cure would not only be possible; it would be probable.
Instead of thinking about healing some problematic condition in your spine to resolve your sciatic nerve pain, try considering a different approach. Think about resolving long standing and repressed sensitive emotional issues which exist in your subconscious mind. These are the real sources of some chronic pain concerns, realizing their fearsome symptomatic potential through the autonomic system.
The actual process used to create physical pain in the body is called ischemia and it consists of simple cellular oxygen deprivation. This is the same process which causes charley horses, runner’s cramps, growing pains and a host of misdiagnosed pain conditions, including some varieties of chronic back pain.
How and why this occurs is explained in vivid detail in all the relevant knowledge therapy books which have provided a real and permanent cure for millions of sciatica patients who were actually suffering from mindbody symptoms.
Remember, some patients do not need to heal anything to recover from their pain. There is no physical reason for the symptoms to exist and if there was, it has already healed a long time ago. Healing is what our bodies are designed to do and healing is their number one priority. It is highly unlikely that any physical condition caused by a typical injury will resist healing in an expected time frame and the very thought of years of ongoing pain is simply illogical in most cases.
This article does not imply that all sciatica is of mindbody origin. Only some cases fit this profile. However, with all the attention paid to the physical causes, it is only fair to provide the nonstructural causes with equal time and research.
It is virtually unheard of for a patient to consider a psychoemotional cause for their pain. That is, of course, until all else fails and they become desperate. This is exactly how I came across the innovative research findings of Dr. John Sarno, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra and many of the other well known mindbody medical providers.
It should be mentioned that virtually all chronic pain, regardless of the location, causation or expression, demonstrates some link to the psychosomatic processes. It could be in the cause, the intensification of symptoms, the continuation of suffering or the simple emotional consequences which result from never-ending pain.
What most patients need to do to enjoy lasting relief is understand the facts about sciatica and use learning as their most valuable therapeutic tool.
Research your diagnosis extensively and compare it to your actual symptoms. There may be many inconsistencies. Research the reasons why most back pain patients with symptoms which last more than 6 to 12 months never fully recover.
Most of all, open your mind up to the idea of mindbody medicine. You will find that by embracing a paradigm shift in the way you think about your pain might also open the door to heal sciatica from the inside.