Do You Have Sciatica? Spinal Decompression Can Help

June 8, 2021

Sciatica is unmistakable—it’s a tingling, throbbing pain or numbness that runs down the sciatic nerve from your hip to your foot. When left untreated, it can present serious complications. Plus, it’s just plain uncomfortable at best, and debilitating at worst. If you suffer from sciatic pain, working with a chiropractor can help. Spinal decompression therapy in Napless, FL helps relieve your symptoms for good. Could this simple, non-invasive treatment be right for you? Here’s an overview of what spinal decompression is and how it can help you overcome your pain.

An overview of sciatica

Sciatica isn’t a medical diagnosis, but it is the term for the tingling, numbness, weakness or sharp pains that can run down your legs. The sciatic nerve runs from near your hip to your foot, and while the pain tends to come and go, it can make daily life practically unbearable.

Sciatica tends to be caused by spinal disc degeneration or irritation in the lower and lumbosacral spine. These can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which in turn causes the above symptoms. While doctors might prescribe painkillers or even over-the-counter pain relief, these only treat the pain, not the root of the problem. If you want to get rid of your sciatic pain for good, you’ll need to address the root cause.

Spinal decompression for sciatica

Chiropractic care can help cure your sciatica. In addition to spinal decompression therapy, your Naples, FL chiropractor may recommend traction, physical therapy and spinal realignment. The goal is to remove pressure from the sciatic nerve so it doesn’t trigger pain in your legs or lower back.

Spinal decompression is a simple, non-invasive treatment that helps your chiropractor take pressure off the pinched nerve. You may have heard it referred to as vertebral axial decompression, or VAX-D. Your chiropractor will use a special mechanized table with belts and harnesses to gently stretch your body. The lower body shifts between traction and relaxation, which relieves tension on the discs and sciatic nerve. It also helps blood, spinal fluids and nutrients flow freely in between your spinal discs.

You’ll usually feel results within the first few treatments. Each appointment takes about half an hour. Depending on the severity of your sciatic pain—and its root cause—you may need multiple treatments over the course of months. For milder cases, several weeks to a month might be all you require for pain relief.

Get spinal decompression therapy for sciatica in Naples, FL

If you suffer from sciatica, there’s no reason to rely on painkillers. Nor do you need to resort to surgery—at least not right away. Trying spinal decompression therapy may be just what you need to relieve the pain and regain your mobility.

The team at Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute is happy to help you determine whether spinal decompression is right for you. Call our office to book an initial consultation today. We can also help you determine whether your insurance is likely to cover the procedure.

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