If you are dealing with sciatica pain, you know how problematic and, at times, disruptive it can be for your life. Getting relief might be your only priority, and some people have found spinal decompression therapy to be a useful, non-surgical option. 

If you have been considering this treatment, Bomberg Chiropractic is here with a breakdown of how it works to help you decide if it might be the right choice.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain that travels along the sciatic nerve from the buttocks and down the entire leg. It can happen almost anywhere on the nerve's path and is most likely to follow from the lower back to the back of the calf or thigh. 

Sciatica pain can range from sharp and burning to a mild ache, or it might feel like an electric shock or a jolt. It can be exacerbated when sneezing, coughing, or sitting too long and can last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks without treatment. 

What Are the Common Causes of Sciatica?

Most often, sciatica occurs when nerves along the root line are pinched. This generally happens from an overgrowth of bone, also known as bone spurs or herniated discs. 

There are a few risk factors that can affect developing sciatica:

  • Occupations that require carrying heavy loads or frequent twisting of the back

  • People between the ages of 20 and 50 are most likely to have herniated discs and bone spurs

  • Being overweight increases stress on the spine and joints, which can aggravate sciatica

  • Individuals who sit for too long and don't move as much can also develop herniated discs more easily

How Does Spinal Decompression Help With Sciatica?

Spinal decompression therapy has been around for over ten years, and it's becoming more popular with chiropractic clinics as an alternative to surgery for those suffering from bulging, degeneration, herniated, or slipped discs. 

The focus of spinal decompression therapy is to stretch the affected areas and remove the pressure from any compressed discs. In our clinic, we use a specialized system with a custom table that fits around your pelvis and trunk. 

Dr. Bomberg adjusts the force and angle through the treatment to help stabilize and restructure your system so your muscles have more control and offer your back and neck the needed support to heal the weak or over-taxed spaces in your spine. 

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects Associated With Spinal Decompression Therapy?   

You'll be happy to know that spinal decompression therapy has minimal risks or complications. In most cases, mild side effects like stiffness, soreness, or muscle spasms can occur because the joints and muscles are being aligned properly, and it can take some time to adjust.

If you're someone who has a medical condition like spinal fractures, osteoporosis, or spinal cord compression, it may not be the right option, but Dr. Bomberg is happy to consult with you about your choices so you get the best treatment possible.

Get Sciatic Pain Relief With Dr. Bomberg in Minnesota 

Sciatic pain can feel overwhelming, and if you're dealing with conditions like herniated discs or pinched nerves, spinal decompression therapy can help. The goal is to get you feeling your best, and when you need a trusted name in chiropractic care, Dr. Bomberg is your local expert

Our clinic offers multiple holistic techniques that can reduce and eliminate back pain, and we use a hands-on approach to make sure our patients come first and get streamlined care that works for them.

Setting up an appointment is just one click away, or you can give our Plymouth office a call at 763-450-1755 today.