At the Westborough Spine Center, we have been working with sciatica pain sufferers with a new treatment that works at the source of their pain. By directly targeting the discs, we are able to reduce or eliminate the pressure that the disc is creating on the delicate spinal nerves, thereby having a direct effect on back and radiating leg pain. Today most conventional treatments chase after the symptoms and because of this don't give long term or permanent relief. If you have been looking for a long term solution to your pain caused by a herniated disc, Spinal Decompression and the DRX9000 may be the answer you have been looking for.
What Is Sciatica?
"Sciatica" means inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and runs from the lower lumbar spine down the back of the leg to the foot. Irritation of this nerve is often caused by a vertebral disc bulging or herniating. A herniation or bulging disc puts pressure on the nerve as it exits the spine and causes a radiation or shooting discomfort along the course of the nerve, creating sciatica. A person may feel numbness, burning, or sharp shooting pain that can go down the right or left side. The pain typically radiates through the buttock area down the leg- sometimes involving the foot. Irritation of the nerve often increases with activity. It is not uncommon to have no back pain when sciatica is present.
My MRI showed 2 herniated discs in my low back. The pain was intense in my back and down my leg. I needed crutches to get around. Things got so bad that at one point I needed to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. After 3 days and alot of tests and medications, the doctors told me I needed immediate surgery. I did not like this option so I wanted to put it off as long as possible.
Once out of the hospital I learned of Dr. Turner and Spinal Decompression on the DRX9000. My first trip to the office I was in so much pain I couldn't get out of the car. When things calmed down a little I went for a consultation and the whole process made a lot of sense. Still I was skeptical- It sounded too good to be true.
I decided to go for it and after 3 visits I was able to get around much better. After a week I did not need the crutches any more. After 3 weeks I was 95% better. Today I feel I have put this episode behind me and I feel better than ever. I am glad I did not jump into anything and looked at the options for my care before moving ahead.
John D.- Westborough
The diagnosis of sciatica is often confusing because the symptoms are removed from the area where the problem is occurring. Often drugs are given to allow for some relief from the discomfort. More radical treatments Involve the injection of steroid drugs into the disc to destroy tissue. Highly invasive treatments involve surgery and disc material is removed. These treatments, if effective, usually do not give long term relief because they do not correct the underling cause of sciatica which in most cases is the compression of the disc and the resulting bulging and /or herniation.
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