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3 Ways to Approach the Treatment of Sciatica

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on February 12, 2018

Sciatica Pain


There is always a natural alternative. The miracle of modern medicine benefits us in immeasurable ways. However, it is not the only solution. 

While medicine is an excellent option for many problems, the natural alternative can sometimes be more efficient.

Sciatica nerve damage can cause chronic pain. Located in the lower back and thighs, it can send sharp pain down your legs. Your doctor will most likely prescribe you painkillers to manage the discomfort.

But there is a natural approach.

Let's take a look at how chiropractic treatment can be used with Sciatica. 


A Combined Approach to Sciatica Treatment

Within chiropractic medicine, there are a variety of treatments for Sciatica. Let’s look at three of these approaches:

  • Spinal Decompression: Ralph E. Gay, MD, DC of Spine Health talks about spinal decompression as a nonsurgical alternative to Sciatica.

    Ralph explains how health professionals such as chiropractors can use a traction table to decompress the spine. By applying pressure to the lower spine, nutrients are brought into this area to relieve pain and discomfort.  


  • Ultrasound: Ron Grassi, DC, MS, ACFEI of Spine Universe discusses ultrasound as a non-invasive chiropractic treatment.  

    This is a heat treatment that deeply penetrates the affected tissues. An ultrasound increases blood circulation and helps to reduce joint symptoms of Sciatica like stiffness, swelling, and pain. 


  • Spinal Manipulation: A common cause of Sciatica is misaligned spinal discs. Ron goes on to suggest that spinal manipulation is another effective chiropractic treatment.  

    Through the non-invasive practice of re-aligning restricted and stiff spinal columns, spinal manipulation can reduce nerve irritability. This is a common cause of inflammation of the spine, spasm of the muscle and chronic pain. 


The Key to Treating Sciatica Effectively

Sciatica nerve damage is uncomfortable and chronic. Due to a variety of issues often located in the lower spine, Sciatica can result in high levels of pain that may persist unless effectively treated. 

Coastal Integrative Health is a professional physical therapy and chiropractic clinic that offers a variety of nonsurgical chiropractic treatments. These are intended to naturally heal symptoms caused by lower spine issues like Sciatica nerve damage. Call us today at (910) 755-5400 to schedule an appointment.


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