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  1. THOR logo 450 WIDE.pdf 26/9/07 22:55:23 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K version 15.1 Sciatica Keywords Sciatic pain, Sciatic Neuralgia, radiculopathy, sciatic neuropathy, sciatic neuritis, lumbar radiculopathy Acute: start as soon as possible after diagnosis. Daily for 3 days. Then twice a week for three weeks. Then weekly for three weeks or in response to symptoms. Chronic: twice a week for 4 weeks - treat the cause of the sciatica where possible Treatment Plan Heal injuries and local inflammation De-activate trigger points Analgesia Intention 810nm 1W laser Cluster 810nm 200mW laser 810nm 1W laser Cluster Probe 2.5Hz Continuous Continuous Pulse Tx Time 1 Min 30 seconds 30 seconds Treat along sciatic nerve as far as distribution of pain, being as thorough as time permits - points spaced 2 - 4 cm apart if possible treat any myofascial trigger points - ones shown are examples L3-S2 spinous processes Tx Targets The colours represent which probe to use and where to place it - illustrated for right leg

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