Your sciatic nerve travels through your lower back, hips and buttocks, and legs, the “highway” of your sciatic nerve.
When the nerve gets compressed, often due to a bone overgrowth or common problems like a herniated disc, you may experience sciatica symptoms, such as inflammation, numbness, and pain, anywhere along your sciatic nerve, which affects 10% to 40% of people.
The compassionate care team at Regenerative Health & Wellness Medical Center provides relief from sciatica and an array of other painful conditions. Dr. Jacob Holdren and Dr. Steven Foley create a customized treatment plan for you and find the root cause of your discomfort and symptoms.
If you’re a sciatica sufferer, you already know it can put you out of commission and curtail normal life. Sciatica pain can emerge anywhere on the nerve’s path but frequently develops in the lower back and moves down the buttock, thigh, and calf.
Sciatic symptoms are diverse and can include:
Some people experience two symptoms simultaneously. You could feel pain in one part of your leg and no sensation in another part. Other side effects of the condition are muscle weakness and worsening pain when sneezing or coughing. Typically, you’ll experience symptoms on one side of your body.
If you’ve suffered from chronic sciatica for quite a while, you may wonder if you’ll get any relief again, but we’re excited to share a treatment with you that has been a game-changer for scores of patients: spinal decompression.
This treatment is popular with patients for its ability to eliminate sciatica symptoms and its noninvasive and FDA-approved — both huge pluses.
What does the treatment do? The seemingly impossible:
Our spinal decompression device alleviates pressure, lengthens your spine, and creates negative pressure in your discs. Spinal decompression is especially helpful in addressing sciatic leg pain.
When you come to Regenerative Health & Wellness Center for a spinal compression treatment, we make you comfortable as you recline on a motorized table. We fit you with a harness device that targets your lower back or neck.
The machine relies on advanced technology to gradually lengthen your spine, relieving pressure on your discs. Treatment should be painless, but if you feel discomfort during your session, you can use a safety switch that stops the lengthening procedure.
Depending on the severity of your disc pain, you may initially feel some discomfort, but it dissipates quickly and steadily as you continue with treatment.
We recommend a decompression treatment schedule consisting of 12-14 30-minute sessions spread over a month to six weeks. It’s not unusual for patients to notice some relief very quickly, but you must complete the recommended treatment schedule to get the most benefit from treatment.
If you think spinal decompression treatment may be right for you and hope to avoid surgery, look at this treatment closely — it may be precisely what you need.
Call the Regenerative Health & Wellness Center Colorado Springs or Holly location to book an appointment, and we can help you determine whether spinal decompression is right for you. You can also reach out to us through our website.