Sciatic pain, also known as sciatica, is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the spinal cord down the legs, and inflammation usually causes pain and tenderness through the leg.
Sciatic pain is usually caused by a herniated or ruptured intervertebral disc. The disc can press on to nerve roots, causing them irritation. Piriformis syndrome can also cause irritation to the nerve, since the piriformis muscle passes over the sciatic nerve when stretched and therefore pinches it. However, a bulging disc is the most common, but often most painful cause of sciatica. While the disc is located in the spinal cord, the pain shoots down the leg and into the foot. The pain can be brought on at any time and by any sort of movement. It can also cause a feeling of numbness and weakness. Sciatic pain usually only affects one side of the body.
The most common treatment prescribed for sciatica is rest, which allows the inflammation of the nerve to calm down. Muscle relaxants and anesthesia are used for moderate conditions. Exercise can also help treat and prevent sciatic pain. Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care have been proven effective in the treatment of sciatica. Check out our success stories for REAL testimonials from REAL patients who we have treated. Schedule your appointment today to STOP the Pain NOW!
The DRX9000(C)™ - is designed to relieve pressure on the anatomical structures that cause neck and lower back pain. This non-surgical procedure was developed for the treatment of pain and disabling neck and lower back conditions caused by disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, stenosis and posterior facet syndrome.
How Does It Work?
The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state of the art DRX9000(C) Spinal Decompression Unit. While the vertebrae are separated, pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum pulls the gelatin center of the disc back inside, reducing the bulging disc or herniated disc. Substantial disc bulge reduction takes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces disability and pain. The vacuum also pulls necessary oxygen, fluid and nutrients into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.
If you are suffering with chronic back pain, hip pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling we can help.
What Will You Experience During Treatment?
Light side effects during the first few sessions are common with this type of therapy. Mild muscular soreness during or after treatment may occur. The soreness may be similar to what you may feel after starting a new workout or exercise program. Most patients find this type of therapy comfortable and relaxing. The DVD/CD player on this machine makes it easy to relax, kick back and enjoy some music or an episode of one of your favorite tv shows.
During an average 20-45 minute treatment, most patients experience a gentle stretch. After each treatment is complete, one of our providers will put a cold pack on the area that was treated and sometimes even some electrical stimulation.
At our facility we always pair the DRX with therapy treatments to help loosen restrictions, improve posture and promote strengthening.
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