Sciatic Leg Pain

Triangle Disc Care

Sciatic Leg Pain Treatment Triangle Disc Care

Spinal Decompression Therapy
Located in Raleigh, NC

Leg pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock, hip, and down the back of your leg are classic signs of injury to the sciatic nerve. It is usually caused when a herniated disc in the spine directly pinches a branch of the sciatic nerve. Less common but equally painful a herniated disc can pinch the nerve of the piriformis muscle or gluteal muscles which then spasms and further compresses the sciatic nerve resulting in both nerve and muscle pain as well as weakness. The professional team at Triangle Disc Care in Raleigh, NC can help you relieve the pain. Find out about Spinal Decompression Therapy - book your appointment today for a free consultation.

Sciatic leg pain is usually caused by the compression (pinching) of one or more of the five major nerve roots comprising the sciatic nerve as they exit the lumbar spine. Depending upon which branch is injured there may be various combinations of shooting leg pain which is called sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs down the leg through the butt cheek past the hip joint and into the thigh, past the knee, and on down the leg into the calf, ankle, and foot to the toes. The most common reason for the compression is degenerative disc disease (DDD) or degenerative joint disease (DJD) where the disc bulges or herniates, and pinches one of these branches against the corner of the vertebra. An altered gait (if obvious enough referred to as limping) puts undo strain on the piriformis muscle compounding the problem and the pain.

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that effectively relieves sciatica. It gently stretches the spine, creating negative pressure within the spinal discs. This negative pressure helps retract herniated or bulging discs, relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. Spinal decompression also improves blood flow and nutrient exchange in the affected area, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. As a result, this treatment can alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall spine health. It’s a safe and effective treatment option that can provide significant relief for individuals suffering from sciatica.

Many people experience relief with the proper treatment for their situation. However, permanently curing sciatica depends on the underlying cause. Conditions like a herniated disc or spinal stenosis may require ongoing management to prevent recurrence. Treatments such as spinal decompression therapy, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes can provide long-term relief. Surgery is sometimes needed to address the root cause and find permanent relief. A healthcare professional can help you develop the right treatment plan for your condition.

The fastest way to relieve sciatica pain often involves a combination of treatments. Start with rest, ice or heat application, and over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation and pain. Physical therapy exercises that strengthen the muscles supporting your spine and improve your posture can also provide quick relief. Spinal decompression therapy is highly effective for immediate relief, as it gently stretches the spine to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. In some severe cases, corticosteroid injections may be administered to reduce inflammation and pain rapidly. Consult a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment for your condition.