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Sciatica


Treatments for sciatica include spinal decompression, mechanical traction therapy, laser therapy, electric stimulation therapy, flexion/distraction therapy, vibration plate therapy, home stretching and strengthening exercises.

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WHAT IS SCIATICA

Sciatica is one of the most common low back problems with over three million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It is caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve in the low back which causes sharp pain, tingling, and/or numbness in the back and legs.

The path of nerve starts in the low back and runs down the leg traveling through tight spaces between muscles and joints. It is in these tight spaces that the nerve can become pinched leading to inflammation and pain.

CAUSES OF BACK PAIN

Sciatica can develop from different causes due to how the nerve travels through the body. Most commonly, it gets pinched in the lower lumbar spine which irritates the nerve causing sharp pain. Sciatica can come on suddenly, or slowly over time, depending on where and how the nerve is pinched.

RISK FACTORS

There are a number of factors which can contribute to a higher risk of developing sciatica: Bad spinal alignment and posture, Disc herniations (Bulging disc), Spinal arthritis, Physically demanding jobs , or Spending a long time sitting.

Each of these scenarios puts pressure on the nerve in a different way, but the end result remains the same. No matter what the root cause is, the pain from sciatica can make it hard to perform even the simplest tasks, such as getting out of bed and walking.

I initially went in for upper back pain and after completing the treatment program, I feel like a whole new person. The care I have received was very thorough. The staff is awesome, they are all very friendly, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

-Chevele C.

SYMPTOMs OF Sciatica


Specific symptoms of sciatica to look out for include: Aching or sharp low back pain which can spread down the legs , Tingling or numbness in the legs, Pain worse with bending and lifting, or Pain while walking and standing .

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Low Back Pain

Aching or sharp low back pain which can spread down the legs

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Tingling/Numbness

Tingling or numbness in the legs

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Inconsistant Pain

Pain worse with bending and lifting, or Pain while walking and standing 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The good news is that sciatica is highly treatable and responds exceptionally well to chiropractic care. At Blue Mountain Wellness, a skilled team will work with you from start to finish to ensure you feel better. One of our doctors will meet with you to listen to your problem and discuss your goals. In order to accurately diagnose the root cause of your problem, the doctor will then take x-rays of your spine and perform a detailed examination of spinal alignment.

After thoroughly evaluating the information obtained during the examination, the doctor will design a customized treatment plan for you. Each x-ray and treatment will be explained so that you understand exactly what needs to be done to fix the problem.

Treatments for sciatica may include various therapies such as: spinal adjustments to correct spinal alignment and posture issues, spinal decompression to unpinch the nerves, mechanical traction therapy to stretch the spine, laser therapy to help reduce inflammation, electric stimulation therapy to relieve and muscle tension, flexion/distraction therapy stretch the muscles, vibration plate therapy to activate the muscles and nerves, home stretching and strengthening exercises, custom st

Our Chiropractic Techniques


Chiropractic Care

Our approach to Chiropractic begins with a comprehensive exam to look at the structure and the function of the spine. We have several ways to correct that through non-invasive chiropractic using things like manual adjustments, e-stimulation, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, laser therapy, flexion distraction, thompson drops, activator methods, and more!

Electric Stimulation Therapy

Electric Stimulation Therapy targets the muscles in the treatment area. It sends a current into the muscle that ultimately helps it to relax and treat inflammation and irritation. Electric Stimulation Therapy is not a painful treatment and is extremely effective.

Mechanical Traction Therapy

Mechanical Traction Therapy is a type of decompression therapy. It stretches the spine and to help take pressure off of the discs which helps to allow the body to heal itself. It is a great non-surgical way to relieve pain.

Laser Therapy

Warm Infrared Laser Therapy is a great low-risk technique to treat chronic pain. It reduces inflammation and promotes healing and pain relief.

Flexion/Distraction Therapy

Flexion/Distraction Therapy is a non-surgical technique used to increase spine motion and function and reduces disc budges and herniations. It is a form of traction table that looks similar to your standard chiropractic table.

Decompression

Decompression is a non-surgical and non-invasive therapy that can help reduce back, neck, leg and arm pain. It works by reducing the pressure on the discs and joints.

Exercises and Stretching

Exercises and Stretches are a great way to improve posture and range of motion as well as decrease back pain and prevent injury while decreasing muscle soreness.

Orthotics

Orthotics are a prescription device worn inside your shoe to correct issues and condition. Orthotics help with pain, posture and much more.

Vibration Plate Therapy

Vibration Plate Therapy includes a machine that vibrates, forcing your muscles to contract and relax. It stimulates the nerves and muscles to help reset your nervous system.

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