Sciatica Treatment NYC – Sciatica Treatment Information
Sciatica has a large impact on the lives of our patients in NYC, so we bring an entire suite of pain relief treatments to the table. Below you will find information on a few of the major services that are available to reduce pain.
Gentle Chiropractic Care with the Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique
Chiropractic care is a mainstay of treatment for painful conditions that relate to misalignments in the spine. Gentle chiropractic care with Cox Flexion-Distraction helps lower intradiscal pressure, an important contribution that can help encourage the natural healing processes to repair malfunctioning spinal discs and structures as is sometimes the case with sciatica. It is completely non-invasive and helps relieve pain in the lower back, legs, and neck, often aiding in stress relief as it treats.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000
When sciatica is caused by a herniated or bulging disc, the DRX 9000 spinal decompression table is a potent weapon for non-surgical treatment. A computer carefully monitors and applies stretches to the affected spinal discs during a spinal decompression session which can result in the disc being “pumped” full of invaluable nutrients and hydration. These are used to help the disc heal itself. Over time, treatment with spinal decompression can also draw herniated material back to its proper position. Sciatic nerve root compression can be reduced and pain lessened or eliminated. Spinal decompression is not right for everyone, however. Ask our doctor if it’s right for you.
Cold Laser Therapy and Physical Therapy
Cold laser therapy and physical rehabilitation are important elements of a sciatica treatment program. A physical therapist’s guidance during rehabilitation exercises can prevent future pain with sciatica; strength training can develop the muscles that provide essential support for the spine. Cold laser therapy (also called low level laser therapy) can help tissues to more quickly heal themselves by stimulating blood flow. Both are incorporated into a typical sciatica treatment protocol.