Spinal Decompression for Sciatica
Are you suffering from shooting pain down one or both of your legs? You may be experiencing a condition known as sciatica. This disorder can affect nearly 40 percent of adults, especially after the age of 40. While surgery and medications can help you manage your symptoms, only addressing the root cause of your sciatica can allow you to live pain-free.
At Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center in Seattle, WA, our spinal decompression treatments can alleviate your discomfort and help you regain your full range of motion.
What is sciatica?
The term ‘sciatica’ refers to a shooting pain that can radiate down the backs of your thighs and lower legs. The condition is named after the sciatic nerve, which stretches from your SI joint down to your knees. Sciatica pain can be stabbing, sharp, dull, or throbbing. It usually affects just one side of the body, but can occur on both. In addition to chronic discomfort, symptoms of sciatica can also include numbness, muscle weakness, and tingling.
What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is an FDA-approved, non-invasive technique that can treat sciatica pain - even after surgery hasn’t worked. The process utilizes a traction system to gently lengthen the spine and create negative pressure inside the discs. At Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center, Drs. Lincoln Kamell and Calvin Mulanax use the advanced Triton DTS model to safely and effectively alleviate symptoms of sciatica.
How can spinal decompression help my sciatica?
One of the most common causes of sciatica are herniated discs. The discs between the spinal vertebrae have begun to bulge, placing excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pressure and irritation is typically the culprit behind sciatica pain, and can happen at any vertebral level in your neck or back.
Spinal decompression creates a negative pressure inside your herniated disc, allowing the protruding part of the vertebrae to be slowly pushed back into place. Without your bulging disc applying pressure to your sciatic nerve, you can finally experience the pain relief you’ve been searching for.
Schedule an Appointment for Spinal Decompression
Relieve your sciatica pain and get back to doing the activities you love with our spinal decompression services at Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center. To schedule an appointment, call (206) 324-8600, text (470) 236-2225, or send us a message here.