Sciatica is a common condition that causes pain in the lower back and leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, and when it becomes irritated or compressed, it can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. Sciatica is typically caused by a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.
There are many treatment options for sciatica, but nonsurgical spinal decompression is a safe and effective option that can provide relief from pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine to take pressure off of the sciatic nerve. Spinal decompression can be done with a traction machine or manual (handheld) traction.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine to take pressure off of the sciatic nerve. This can be done with a traction machine or manual (handheld) traction. Traction machines use mechanical force to stretch the spine, while manual traction is performed by a therapist using their hands to stretch the spine.
Spinal decompression is a safe and effective treatment for sciatica that can provide relief from pain. The stretching of the spine during decompression creates negative pressure within the discs, which allows herniated or bulging discs to retract back into place. This takes the pressure off of the sciatic nerve and relieves pain. Spinal decompression also increases blood flow and nutrients to the discs, which helps to speed up the healing process.
Is Spinal Decompression Safe?
Spinal decompression is a safe treatment for sciatica that is effective in numerous clinical studies. When performed by a trained and experienced therapist, there are no severe side effects associated with spinal decompression. Some people may experience minor discomfort during the treatment, but this is typically short-lived and goes away quickly.
If you suffer from sciatica, nonsurgical spinal decompression may be an effective treatment option. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine to take pressure off of the sciatic nerve, which can provide relief from pain. In numerous clinical studies, spinal decompression is a safe and effective treatment for sciatica. If you are interested in exploring nonsurgical spinal decompression as a treatment option for your sciatica, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our trained doctors.