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Is Spinal Decompression Good for Sciatica?

patient on decompression tableThis is part one of a three-part series on commonly asked questions about spinal decompression.

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression uses tractioning on a specialized table to provide natural healing and help patients avoid surgery. We’ve seen many patients who had no success with other medical or chiropractic approaches achieve amazing results using this technique.

We start with a careful evaluation and then program our decompression table to your precise needs. By gently stretching and relaxing your spine, this therapy will help blood and nutrients flow back into your discs and joints. This process is so comfortable that many people view it as a chance to take a much-needed nap!

Most patients come in for a series of sessions over several weeks. We’ll talk with you about the frequency of sessions we recommend for your specific case.

Relieving Sciatica Through Gentle Stretching

Spinal decompression isn’t just for disc issues. It has also been shown to have powerful results in addressing back pain and sciatica.

The precise stretches our technology can provide give your spine room to breathe, reducing pressure in the joints and allowing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to rush in. As a result, patients report a dramatic decrease in pain. The boost in circulation also speeds up healing.

If we see a lot of inflammation in the soft tissues surrounding your spine, we may recommend you combine decompression with other therapies, like adjustments, laser therapy, or massage. You can also choose this service as a stand-alone therapy.

Easing Pain in the Back and Legs

Sciatica is a pain that extends from the low back down one or both legs. The pain can be radiating, numb, or sharp. It can also include discomfort in the hip or buttocks, burning or tingling sensations in the legs. You may notice this pain gets worse after sitting or standing for long periods. In extreme cases, you could have difficulty moving your leg or foot.

The problem comes from a compressed sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve could become damaged over time due to a herniated disc, a misaligned pelvis, or piriformis syndrome.

What to Expect

We’ll email you new patient paperwork in advance, so you can fill out your intake forms at home. Please bring any recent X-rays or MRIs with you to speed up our process.

During your first appointment, the chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation, getting to know your history, concerns, and health goals, so we can customize care to exactly what you need. We may refer you for X-rays if needed. We’ll talk you through every step of the process, so you understand your body and your health care and can make informed decisions.

After explaining our recommendations, we’ll take you to the decompression table, where you can lie down and relax during your first session. We start care on day one, so you start feeling better right away.

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