Spinal Decompression for Sciatica
Every year around 22 million Americans visit a chiropractor. Of these Americans, 35 percent, or 7.7 million, seek relief from back pain. Back pain can be debilitating, and it’s the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Several conditions and injuries can cause back pain. For some, sciatica causes back pain. Fortunately, non-invasive treatment options are available, including spinal decompression sciatica treatment.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica refers to the specific pain that stems from the sciatic nerve, extending to the back of each leg, from the lower back. Symptoms of sciatica include:
- Pain in the lower back
- Hip pain
- Pain in the buttocks or back of the leg that worsens when sitting
- Burning or tingling down one or both legs
- Pain that is consistent on one side of buttocks or leg
- Shooting pain that can make it difficult to stand
- Numbness or weakness in one leg and foot.
While sciatica usually only affects one side of the body, it can impact both sides. Pain may extend into the foot or toes, depending on where this nerve is affected. The pain caused by sciatica can be minor, severe, or debilitating and can worsen without sciatica treatment.
Several other conditions or injuries can cause sciatica, but the most common causes include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Muscle spasms
Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment Using Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression sciatica treatment involves the gentle stretching of the spine using a traction table or a similar, motorized device. The therapy’s goals are to alleviate pain and weakness caused by sciatica. This non-surgical option is used to retract or reposition herniated or bulging spinal discs, relieve tension, and promote healing.
Finding the Best Sciatica Treatment in Plantation
Dr. Howard Dinner has become a cornerstone of the Plantation community for his experience and patient-centered approach to chiropractic care. Spinal decompression is an effective, non-invasive sciatica treatment option that doesn’t rely on the use of medication.
During your first visit, Dr. Dinner will review your medical history and discuss sciatica treatment options with you. Imaging will be taken, if necessary. In many cases, chiropractic services may be provided during your first visit to help relieve painful symptoms and help you onto the road of recovery.
Are you reviewing your options for sciatica treatment in Plantation? Call our office today at (954) 370-7246 or schedule an appointment online to get started.