surgical alternatives

Surgical Alternative- Rehabilitate your Pain

At Surgical Alternative our main goal is to rehabilitate your pain. People come see us for many different reasons. A lot of times, we’re the last option because they’ve done all the traditional western medicine they know to do.  When their condition first started they stretched, they iced and took […]


pinched sciatic nerve, sciatic pain relief

Sciatica Pain- How to get relief! Part 1

When I was in massage school, we were taught that sciatica (shooting nerve pain that travels down the back of the leg) was most often caused by a tight hip rotator muscle called the piraformis ( a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb).  The piraformis connects our tailbone (or sacrum) to the […]

Herniated Discs- Cause/Treatment?

Many patients complaining about back pain, leg pain, or other weakness of the lower extremity muscles can be diagnosed with herniated discs. Herniated discs occurs when the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebra is moved outside its normal position. The pain caused by a herniated disc occurs because the spinal nerves […]

Herniated discs can cause pain

Vitamin D: Essential for Health (4 of 4)

Over the past month or so, we’ve touched on the importance of the steroidal hormone, vitamin D. We discussed the epigenetic role vitamin D plays in regulating potentially thousands of genes, catalyzing chemical reactions important in preventing certain cancers, maintaining healthy neurological function, and building healthy bones. We also talked […]