Sciatic Leg Pain
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.
The Raleigh spine specialist at Triangle Disc Care specializes in Spinal Decompression Therapy to help relieve the shooting pain of a pinched leg nerve. This non-surgical treatment works by using a special decompression table to gently create negative pressure (or a vacuum) in the offending disc which promotes the retraction of the bulging disc tissue to stop leg pain without surgery.
The purpose of the free consultation and free initial examination is to determine whether a specific individual patient is a good candidate for the services we provide. Factors such as chronicity of the condition, age and general fitness level of the patient, exercise and nutrition habits, adherence to the treatment plan and many other factors all influence outcomes as will be explained by the doctor during the consultation. Call Now! (919) 571-2515 or schedule online 24/7.