Although sciatica is generally thought of as a structural problem, (for example pressure on the nerve because of joint instability) I have found this condition can be the result of hidden food sensitivities causing the inflammatory response. An inflammatory response can result in the same type of pressure on the nerve. Common food triggers are wheat, dairy, sugars and soy, but others are possible.
A patient, I’ll call her Mary, came into my office in excruciating pain. It was obvious to me that she hurt, she could barely sit still. Mary said she had pain in her hip and buttocks that also ran down her right leg nearly to her toes. She complained of weakness in that leg as well as the pain. She worked in an office and was finding it more and more difficult to sit for the duration of her work day. She took leave to work on the problem. She had been to a chiropractor, on the advice of friends, but the adjustments didn’t work well for her, she might get a few minutes relief, but then the pain returned. I surmised that Mary’s problem wasn’t structural at all, and that she may have some food sensitivities. So, I schedule sessions with her using BioSet.
The BioSET System is a truly integrative approach to health and well-being by incorporating a variety of philosophies and techniques including nutritional and functional medicine, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic care, kinesiology and acupuncture. I practice the BioSET system to assess individual needs and create the integrative approach that’s right for my clients.
Mary responded well to the treatments, we discovered that her inflammation was being triggered by dairy and wheat. I literally cleared the offending foods using the BioSet system and her condition improved in just a few days and was gone in a few weeks. Mary was able to return to work after the first week and, so far as I’ve heard, her pain has never returned.
Allergies and pain are problems we all think we have to deal with, especially as we age. It doesn’t have to be so! If you are suffering, contact me. I can help!