A 3-Pronged Approach to Treating Sciatica

Written By Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center on July 18, 2018

Sciatica is one of the most painful and common types of back pain and can range from subtle numbness and tingling to shooting or stabbing pain that can leave you debilitated.

Experienced by nearly 40 percent of people during their lifetimes, sciatica results when the sciatic nerves that emerge from your lower lumbar spine and pass down your legs become compressed or inflamed.

Compression can result from injury, osteoarthritis, compressed disks, or misaligned vertebrae, among other things. This means that therapies that focus on controlling inflammation and reducing stricture of the nerve are important for recovery.

The Three Most Effective Therapies for Sciatica Pain

Chiropractic care has long been established as an effective treatment for persistent sciatic pain. 

The safe and gentle manipulation of spinal structures helps to optimally position vertebrae to relieve pinched or impinged nerves while restoring optimal biomechanical function.

As a complement to chiropractic, nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-cleared therapy for the treatment of pain related to a host of back issues. 

These issues can include degenerative disk disease, herniated disks, degenerative joint disease, and compression fractures, among others.

Spinal decompression has been found effective in the normalization of disk structures. Specifically, decompression can:

  • Stretch ligaments, muscles
  • Relax musculature
  • Decrease intradiscal pressure
  • Widen intervertebral foramen
  • Relief nerve root compression
  • Mobilize joint and muscle
  • Improve blood flow
  • Decrease pain

Finally, low-level laser therapy is a cutting-edge technology that has seen promising results in the regeneration of injured sciatic nerve tissue, resulting in pain reduction and faster healing. 

Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free, and drug-free way to alleviate pain and inflammation and encourage rapid healing. 

Get the 3-Pronged Approach to Sciatica Treatment in Decatur

At the Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer the latest sciatica treatment in Decatur with our three-pronged approach to sciatic wellness.

With over 32 years of experience treating patients with sciatica and other lower back disorders, we have the state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge knowledge necessary to treat your sciatica pain quickly and effectively.

Our unique combination of chiropractic care, spinal decompression, and low-level laser therapies can help minimize your pain and reposition the structures of your spine for quicker healing.

For fast, safe, effective relief, call our office at (404) 325-3609 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.

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