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Spinal Decompression: A Promising Solution for Sciatica Treatment

Decompression for sciatica

Introduction to Sciatica

Sciatica is a common condition characterized by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica most often occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur, or spinal stenosis compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Understanding Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that can provide sciatica relief by gently stretching the spine. This changes the force and position of the spine, taking pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. By relieving this pressure, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine, promoting movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

The Science Behind Spinal Decompression for Sciatica

During spinal decompression therapy for sciatica, patients lie on a computerized table to be customized for each individual's specific needs. The computer controls the force and velocity of the tension applying by the treatment.

This slow, gentle decompress the spine by creating negative pressure within the discs, promoting retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material thereby taking the pressure off pinched or irritated spinal nerve roots and the sciatic nerve.

Along with alleviating nerve irritation, the decompression may create an influx of healing nutrients flooding the disc space to decrease inflammation and promote tissue repair.

Lifestyle Changes to Complement Spinal Decompression

In addition to spinal decompression therapy, certain lifestyle modifications can aid in managing sciatica:

  • Maintaining a healthy diet and weight

  • Regular exercise, including stretching and strengthening exercises

  • Maintaining good posture

  • Avoiding prolonged sitting or standing

  • Quitting smoking


Spinal decompression therapy offers a promising non-surgical option for those suffering from sciatica. By gently stretching the spine and relieving pressure on the spinal disks, this treatment can provide significant pain relief and promote healing. If you're struggling with sciatica, consider consulting with a chiropractor that offers spinal decompression to see if spinal decompression therapy may be right for you.

Take Action Against Sciatica

Ready to find lasting relief from your sciatica pain? The experts at DBH Chiropractic in Colorado Springs are here to help. Our experienced chiropractor specializes in non-surgical spinal decompression therapy  and sciatica treatment.

Don't let sciatica control your life any longer. Book your appointment today and take the first step towards a pain-free future. Call us at (719) 309-6770 or Book Online Today!

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Our New Patient Special includes: Consultation, Examination, X-Rays (if needed), Report and 1st Treatment.


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