Remedy Your Sciatica and Prevent It From Returning

There’s a reason why sciatica has such a reputation for causing pain in your lower back, hips and buttocks, and down the length of one leg. Your sciatic nerve affects a large portion of the bottom half of your body, and when it gets compressed, it becomes irritated and inflamed, and you develop sciatica.

Helmut Eichner, DC, at Back To Wellness medical center in Bend, Oregon, offers nonsurgical relief for men, women, and children who are suffering from the intense pain of sciatica.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica can be mild or severe, acute or chronic, and it typically affects only one side of your body at a time. Some of the telltale symptoms of sciatica are:

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when something puts pressure on your sciatic nerve. Some of the most common causes are:

There are also some lifestyle factors that can trigger sciatica, such as:

Heal your sciatica today

If you’ve been diagnosed or fear you have sciatica, Dr. Eichner and our team at Back to Wellness stand ready to help you. Each treatment is fully customized to your needs. Some of the therapies we may use to remedy your sciatica include:

Spinal decompression

To relieve the built-up pressure that’s causing your excruciating pain, Dr. Eichner gently stretches your spine with motorized traction. Spinal decompression frees up space between your discs, restoring vital water and oxygen, which helps them heal and function properly.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a noninvasive pain treatment that Dr. Eichner uses to treat your sciatica. He places electrodes directly on the site of your pain and delivers short bursts of electrical currents through your nerves. The treatment turns off your pain receptors and relieves the ache of sciatica.

Ultrasound therapy

Therapeutic ultrasound therapy stimulates your muscles and eliminates spasms that aggravate your sciatic nerve.

Other treatment options for sciatica include spinal manipulation, ice/cold therapy, physical therapy, and exercise therapy. Depending on your condition, Dr. Eichner may combine a few therapies to optimize your results. If you’re hurting and need help, call us today, send us a message here on the website, or use the convenient “Request Appointment” button. 

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