Why Choose Spinal Decompression for Sciatic Pain?
Sciatica is a shooting electric-like pain that radiates starting from buttocks and hips, along the sciatic nerve path, going down the lower extremity. This condition happens when a herniated or damaged disc compresses a part of the nerve. Spinal disc tends to slip out of place due to pressure buildup from many years of poor posture, improper ergonomics, and incorrect lifting techniques.
Sciatic pain occurs when the misaligned disc begins to aggravate the sciatic nerve, a nerve that stretches from the buttock down the leg. The pain experience can differ from person to person. It can be mildly tolerable backache for some people and sharp excruciating pain to other patients. Nevertheless, the pain will come and go and will not be fully-alleviated without getting proper sciatica pain treatment.
Spinal Decompression for Sciatica Pain
Spinal decompression is a preferred treatment option for sciatic pain for it addresses the condition by naturally restoring disc balance. It is a non-invasive procedure, thus, a better alternative than surgical treatment. The procedure is also safe and painless.
Spinal decompression treatment is done by lying on a special table. A strap is applied around the hips to secure your body in place. The chiropractor will slowly adjust the table to give your spin a tender stretch which alleviates the pressure between the spinal disc. The negative pressure that has been created will facilitate the oxygen and nutrient delivery into the vertebrae and this promotes healing. Less strenuous physical activities like stretching and practicing proper posture can help in the recovery process and keep the spine aligned after decompression procedure.
To learn more about spinal decompression or to get information about how chiropractic treatment can be applied to treat virtually any chronic or systemic pain that you have, contact Vida Chiropractic.