Why Chiropractors Use Spinal Decompression for Sciatica Treatment
Back pain occurs in all shapes and sizes, affecting 8 out of 10 people in Rochester. You may be enjoying your day and experience a sudden flare-up, or it may slowly appear over a longer period. Sciatica pain most commonly occurs when a herniated disk compresses your nerve and causes inflammation.
While over-the-counter medicine provides short term help for sciatica, many individuals search for a natural treatment that offers long-lasting relief. Chiropractic provides a holistic sciatica treatment that targets the root cause of the problem to rehabilitate your condition within a few weeks without surgery.
What is Sciatica?
Your sciatic is the longest nerve in your body. It branches from your lower back and expands through your hips, buttocks, and each leg. Sciatica occurs when a worn-down herniated disk, bone spur, or spinal stenosis puts pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Pain that radiates from your lower spine to your buttock and leg is the most common sciatica symptom, but you may feel discomfort anywhere along the nerve pathway. The pain can be anything from a mild ache, burning feeling, or extreme pain. Additionally, some people experience tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness to the affected side.
Sciatica Treatment Options with Chiropractic
If you’re experiencing sciatica pain, chiropractic will ease your pain and prevent future sciatic problems through spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive therapy that stretches the spine by using a traction/decompression table to relieve your back pain. For sciatica treatment, spinal decompression creates pressure directly on the sciatic nerve to reposition the herniated disc material. By relieving pressure, spinal decompression promotes your body to heal itself with increased nutrients.
While sciatica can be mild, it’s essential to visit a chiropractor if you’re experiencing:
- Sudden and severe pain in your low back or leg
- Pain following an injury
- Trouble controlling your bladder or bowels
Finding Relief with Spinal Decompression
Chiropractic spinal decompression is a proven and accepted sciatica treatment method. If you’re experiencing sciatica pain, Dr. Todd J. Buchanan, D.C., and Dr. Jamie R. Spangler will perform a medical history and exam to diagnose the cause of your pain and build a treatment plan.
Wondering if spinal decompression is right for you? Schedule a call with Northgate Chiropractic Clinic today to find sciatica relief.