Common Symptoms of Sciatica: Lower back pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Knee pain, Calf pain, Foot/toe pain, Groin pain, Thigh pain, Numbness down the leg, Tingling down the leg If you are experiencing pain in the back, hip or outer side of the leg, you may have sciatica. One commonly suggested treatment for sciatica is surgery, but it is not our approach here at American Back Center. Our Chicago clinic offers treatment, which is non-invasive and effective. That treatment is Vax-D spinal decompression therapy. To learn more and get a consultation with a therapist, contact us today.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic (insert photo) nerve begins in the lower back and then branches out and down both legs, stretching to your feet.
Sciatica is identified by pain and/or tingling and/or numbness that radiates anywhere along the path of the sciatic nerve. Most often, the pain only affects one leg or the other, and can range from mild to severe. The most common causes of sciatic pain are a bulging or herniated disc , spinal degeneration and Spinal Stenosis. Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal caused by disc degeneration or disc bulging outward into the canal. Those issues cause irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which in turn leads to pain, numbness and other symptoms. In the most severe cases, sciatic pain can cause weakness and even inhibit mobility.
How can Vax-D Help?
In many instances, surgical solutions are considered for sciatica treatment. However, Vax-D therapy offers an FDA approved, non-invasive alternative. Vax-D spinal decompression therapy uses a table and harness, to gently alternate your spine between stretching for decompression, and rest. This action creates negative pressure in the lumbar spine that restores space, releasing the irritated sciatic nerve, and alleviating pain. As therapy continues, patients experience long-term pain relief, as the damaged discs heal, which addresses the very root of the sciatica problem.
To learn more about how discs can get damaged, visit our lumbar pain treatment page Also, feel free to check out the page about bulging or herniated disc treatment.
Contact us today and schedule a consultation with a therapist.
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