How do Chiropractors treat Sciatica?

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • An inability to move freely
    and perform everyday activities
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness

These symptoms can often be caused by a Disc bulge (bulging disc), protrusion, herniation or prolapse or Spinal Stenosis. This painful condition is also known as Radiculopathy, a pain that travels down the leg. Depending on the spinal level compressed, pain can go down the back of the leg, to the foot or down the front or side of the thigh.

Treatment for sciatica and radiculopathy by Chiropractors at Melbourne Spine Clinic and Malvern Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox© Flexion distraction therapy, a safe, gentle and effective way of minimizing spinal and foraminal compression and hence alleviating leg pain.

Cox® Flexion distraction has been found to provide superior treatment for the relief of sciatica and radiculopathy pain.

According to the Cox® Technic website, “one of the most revealing outcomes indicated that flexion-distraction treatment is superior to active exercise treatment to relieve radiculopathy pain. Cox® Flexion-distraction was two and a half times as successful in relieving radiculopathy leg pain.”

Research shows that Cox® therapy is:

1. Most effective in giving fast, effective and long lasting relief to back and leg pain.

2. Shown to provide relief for patients experiencing back and leg pain on average in 29 days and 12 visits. Some back and leg pain patients find relief in fewer days and visits, while others, with severe pain, may find that it can take a bit longer. In some instances, the pain will come and go while healing, the more time between the pain coming back, is a sign that healing is taking place.

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References: Cambron, Gudavalli et al. Amount of health care and self-care following a randomized clinical trial comparing flexion-distraction with exercise program for chronic low back pain. Chiropr Osteopat. 2006; 14: 19.

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