Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Provides Relief to Sciatica Patients

April 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Sciatica – Pain That Never Seems To Go Away

Sciatica is one of the more common causes of back pain. Sciatica presents as a set of symptoms, including intense pain, which follows the sciatic nerve, usually starting in the lower back. The pain often travels into the buttock, back or side of the thigh and down into the calf. Pain can even be reported in the feet and toes. The human body houses two sciatic nerves. Each sciatic nerve is made of branches of lumbar nerves which form one sciatic nerve on either side of the body that travels down each leg. Pain is typically felt only on one side. Aside from acute pain, sufferers often report the following symptoms:

– numbness
– burning
– tingling
– muscle weakness
– difficulty moving
– difficulty controlling the leg
– difficulty sitting or stand for any length of time without experiencing pain

The Source of Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is a diagnostic term that medically describes the likely origin of the pain. But it doesn’t explain what causes the irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is of much greater importance. Pain is caused when there is irritation to the lumbar nerves that leave the spine, as they begin to form the branches of the sciatic nerve. The “irritation” is typically a bulging or herniated disc pressing on the nerve.

If a doctor says, “You have sciatica,” this offers little more information than “you have pain that likely is focused down the sciatic nerve of the lower limb.” It is far more important to understand what is irritating the nerve and causing the pain the patient is feeling. Only when you understand the true cause of the pain can the most effective treatment of care be determined.

A a patient who visits their medical doctor and learns that they have sciatica is often prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, pain relievers, or muscle relaxants. Unfortunately, as too often happens, the pain persists.

Drug Free Relief For Sciatica

When a patient presents with “sciatica,” the doctor should conduct a thorough examination to discover the root cause of the pressure or irritation on the sciatic nerve. If the symptoms are caused by a herniated or bulging disc, or spinal stenosis, as is often the case, the patient may be a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

If a patient’s sciatic symptoms are indeed found to be caused by a herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis or facet syndrome, there is a good likelihood that the patient may be a candidate for non-surgical Spinal Decompression. Spinal Decompression is a highly effective, non-invasive, drug-free treatment that treats damaged spinal discs directly. It takes pressure off of damaged spinal discs, enabling herniations and bulges to retract. Inflammation and pressure on compromised nerves goes away.

Spinal Decompression is a leading medical technology that offers non-surgical, non-invasive, drug-free relief from chronic back pain or neck pain and is not a temporary intervention.

Dr. Ron Nusbaum is the Director of Back Clinics of Canada. He has been in practice for 21 years, helping those suffering from severe, chronic back pain and neck pain achieve a pain-free life and regain vitality and strength. Dr. Nusbaum has performed more than 4,000 Spinal Decompression sessions over the last two years, and his patients experience an unprecedented success rate when they follow his program of care.

Back Clinics of Canada serves primarily the Southern Ontario Region, but patients do come from across Canada and the United States, and sometimes from overseas.

Dr. Nusbaum is happy to answer any questions about back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, Spinal Decompression, the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression System, or any other back-related topic. He is a personal, hands-on doctor who takes a personal interest in every patient who comes to the clinic.

Learn more by visiting us or calling us at 513-580-4930.

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