The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that travels down the back of the leg to the bottom of the foot. It originates from the spine at the level of the low back and has many branches. Irritation of the sciatic nerve at any point along its path is commonly referred to as ‘sciatica’. The symptoms of sciatica often include sharp pain, numbness, tingling or burning in the back of the legs.
Sciatica caused by direct nerve compression due to a bulging disc or herniated disc is often effectively treated using Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Spinal Decompression works by eliminating the cause of the nerve impingement – most often due to a bulging disc, herniated disc or ruptured disc.
A Bulging Disc occurs when the tough outer fibers of the spinal disc weaken and stretchallowing the “jelly center” of the disc to “bulge” outward. A Disc Bulge is generally considered the first step toward a more serious problem called a Herniated Disc. All forms of disc injury can eventually impinge on the nerves exiting the spine (“Pinched Nerve”) which can create numbness, tingling, burning or sharp pain down the arms or legs.
Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression provides relief to bulging disc sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. As the vertebrae are separated by the machine pressure is slowly reduced within the disc. Over time, the disc bulge is ‘sucked’ back inside allowing the disc to return to a healthy shape and function.
A Herniated Disc occurs when the tough outer fibers of the spinal disc tear allowing the ‘jelly center’ of the disc to herniate outward. A Herniated Disc is generally considered to be more serious than a Disc Bulge where the outer wall of the disc is weakened and stretched, but not torn.The majority of symptoms caused by a Disc Herniation are related to irritation of spinal nerves. The Herniated Disc can ‘pinch’ these nerves creating a variety of painful and, sometimes, debilitating symptoms.
Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression provides relief to herniated disc sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. As the vertebrae are separated by the machine pressure is slowly reduced within the disc. Over time, the disc herniation material is ‘sucked’ back inside allowing the disc to return to a healthy shape and function.
Disease of the spinal discs can take many forms. Significant disc damage can lead to a Disc Bulge, become a tear called a Disc Herniation or the inner gelatinous material of the disc can leak out in the case of a Ruptured Disc (sometimes called a Disc Extrusion or Extruded Disc). A Ruptured Disc is more severe than a bulging disc or herniated disc and one of the most common reasons for a patient to seek spinal fusion surgery.
Despite their severity, Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression is effective at eliminated Ruptured Discsby gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. As the vertebrae are separated by the machine pressure is slowly reduced within the disc.This creates a ‘vacuum’ within the disc that, over time, ‘sucks’ the ruptured or extruded material back inside the disc. This allows the Ruptured Disc to return to a healthy shape and function.
Numbness and tingling are symptoms generally associated with nerve damage or irritation. The most common type of injury to a nerve is an impingement or “pinching” of the nerve. Nerve impingement often occurs at the spine and can be caused by being “sandwiched” between two spinal bones (subluxation), pressed upon by a bulging disc (herniated disc) or encroached upon by bony overgrowth (spinal stenosis). The area where you experience pinched nerve symptoms is indicative of where in the spine the “pinching” occurs. Nerve irritation in the neck often leads to symptoms in the shoulders, arms or hands. Similar problems in the low back can cause numbness and tingling down the legs and into the feet. Sharp pain down the backLearn More About Pinched Nerve Spinal Decompression
Degenerative Disc Disease, as the name implies, is caused by the progressive degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Nearly every physical activity (no matter how simple) places strain upon these discs. Over time, repeated daily stress and minor traumas begin to weaken the discs of the spine. This process of accumulated wear and tear will eventually lead to disc degeneration commonly referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease.
The symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease can vary widely depending on the location and severity of the condition. In general the degenerated disc itself causes little to no pain. If it does cause symptoms it often creates a stiffness around the affected joints or a deep ache that is often increased with movement of the joint. The most serious problem related to Degenerative Disc Disease is direct nerve compression. Flattening of the spinal disc (due to degeneration) can lead to direct bone-on-nerve compression which can create such severe and debilitating symptoms as sharp pain, burning, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is the only treatment available that directly addresses the cause of Degenerative Disc Disease – chronic disc compression leading to the loss of disc fluid over time.Over successive treatments the disc is returned to its prior, healthy shape and hydration.
Some of the most severe neck and low back symptoms are caused by Disc Bulges, Herniated Discs, Ruptured Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression provides relief to severe low back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within the discs of the spine using the state-of-the-art DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Machine. Over successive treatments the disc is returned to its prior, healthy shape and hydration.Learn More About Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy