There are two reasons that sciatica creates so much misery. One is the excruciating pain itself that can radiate from the lower back to the foot. The other is the difficulty many people have in eliminating the pain. Is the only solution for sciatica pain relief a combination of painkillers and muscle relaxers? That’s a mixture that could easily result in dependence on these drugs. A drug-free recovery from sciatica is simply a better solution.
If you have never suffered from sciatica symptoms, you are lucky. The condition often results in numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness that extends all the way down one leg. It can hurt to walk, stand, or sit for any length of time. The condition results from the irritation of nerves near the bottom of your spine.
When we see a patient with sciatica, we get them started right away on multiple treatment options to heal this irritation and restore the patient’s ability to sit, stand, and walk without pain.
Best Treatment Options for Sciatica
Platelet-Rich Plasma: Platelets are the most active healing components in your own blood. By concentrating these platelets in your blood plasma and then returning this plasma to an injured area, you can see an increase in healing, which means reduced pain and improved function.
Spinal Decompression: One of the causes of sciatica is a bulging or herniated disc that protrudes into the space normally occupied by nerves leading from the spine to the legs. Spinal decompression is an excellent solution for these cases. By lying on a special table in our office, a patient receives gentle traction and release of the lower spine. With every stretch, healing fluids can reach areas that were blocked by inflammation. Repetitive treatment with spinal decompression is an effective healing technique for bulging and herniated discs.
Chiropractic Treatment: In case after case, chiropractic treatment has proven to be an effective method of addressing sciatica. Gentle adjustments to the position of lower back vertebrae relieve pressure on the discs between your vertebrae and normalizes the space available to these discs. More fluids can reach discs to keep them hydrated. This soothes discs, and adjacent nerves and irritation heals.
Your route back to functionality and pain-free living does not have to include drugs or surgery. We will educate you on how we have helped many patients recover from this excruciating pain. In many cases, we have been able to reduce pain early in our treatment. Call our office for a free consultation on our cutting edge treatment options for sciatica treatment in Houston.