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Sciatica Care in Delaware

man moving boxes with back painSciatica, a condition marked by discomfort traveling along the path of the sciatic nerve, can sometimes turn everyday tasks into challenges. You might have heard of traditional remedies like painkillers or surgery, but did you know there are alternative ways to find relief? We offer several at Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic, but first, let’s take a closer look at sciatica.

The sciatic nerve is long, extending from your lower back and trailing down each leg. When this nerve feels pinched or irritated, it can result in pain, numbness, or tingling in your lower back, buttocks, and legs. Common culprits include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or the spine being out of alignment. Chiropractic treatment seeks to tackle these root causes, with intersegmental traction as a supportive technique.

The Role of Chiropractic Care

Our chiropractors delve into the connection between your spine and the nervous system. Here’s how their approach can help sciatica sufferers:

Spinal Adjustment: Our doctors look for misalignments in your spine that could put pressure on your sciatic nerve. By guiding your spine back into its proper position, they can lessen the strain on the nerve, reducing pain and boosting overall function.
Boosting Nerve Function: The aim here is to improve the workings of your nervous system. By correcting spinal misalignments, Dr. Gabby and Dr. Steven may enhance the dialogue between your brain and the affected nerves, fostering healing.
Easing Muscle Tension: It’s not uncommon for sciatica to bring along muscle tension. Our chiropractors employ techniques like soft tissue manipulation to ease this tension and encourage relaxation in the impacted muscles.

How Intersegmental Traction May Help

Intersegmental traction is a therapeutic method often used in chiropractic treatment. It involves a traction table fitted with rolling rollers beneath the surface. As patients lie on the table, the rollers move along the spine, gently stretching and mobilizing the vertebrae. Here’s how it can help those with sciatica:

Spinal Decompression: This technique helps to decompress the spine, taking the pressure off the discs and nerves. This can be especially helpful for those whose sciatica is due to a herniated disc.
Better Blood Flow: The gentle stretching action boosts blood circulation to the spinal discs and surrounding tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
Increased Flexibility: Intersegmental traction aids in improving the flexibility and mobility of the spine, leading to a more functional and pain-free range of motion.

Ready to Put Pain in Your Past?

If you’re seeking a holistic approach to easing sciatica, combining chiropractic care with intersegmental traction could help you get relief and heal. We invite you to book an appointment with Dr. Steven or Dr. Gabby today!


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