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Sciatica Treatment: What’s Best Laser or Spinal Decompression?

We have been providing treatment for sciatica in San Francisco for over 20 years now.

About 9 years ago we began to incorporate nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 into our treatment protocols. Then, a few years later we purchased a deep tissue laser therapy system, the LiteCure LCT-1000. The results have been outstanding.

Just to clarify, sciatica, which is pain, numbness, or tingling in the leg due to inflammation of the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in the body), is a symptom and not a cause. As is most pain. And believe me…when you have sciatica you do not really care if it is a symptom or a cause you just want to get rid of it…NOW!

Sciatica is usually the result of a pinched or irritated nerve (or nerve root) in the lumbar spine (low back) secondary to a herniated or bulging disc or degenerative disc disease (DDD). There are other conditions that can irritate the sciatic nerve like Facet Syndrome and Piriformis Syndrome.  But most of the time it’s a disc bulge or herniation.

Deep tissue laser therapy is often able to help sciatica pain because it can rapidly reduce inflammation by energizing damaged cells with light energy (photobiostimulation). Inflammation of the sciatic nerve is what causes the pain. However, if the underlying cause of the sciatica is a herniated or bulging disc in the low back, and it most likely is, this should be treated or the condition will continue to regress becoming more bothersome over time.

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Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000

The DRX9000 spinal decompression system is able to help heal herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndromes, and pinched nerves naturally which is a more permanent solution to sciatica. We may use our laser to help get the pain levels down, but the spinal disc decompression machine is the gold standard for fixing the underlying problem.

In any case, the choice is yours. Spinal decompression is more expensive and is also much more of a time commitment. But the results for the most part are long lasting and it is addressing the underlying cause of the sciatica.

Either way is fine with us.

To find out if you are a candidate for Sciatica Treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary consultation and we will demonstrate both the laser and DRX9000 to you. If you have an x-ray or MRI report bring it with you. Chances are we can help 🙂

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Spinal Decompression and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy for Herniated Discs

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Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for 20 years now. About 7 years ago we began to incorporate nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 into the mix. A few years later we added cold laser therapy, and more recently, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.

Both spinal decompression and deep tissue laser therapy are considered major advancements in the nonsurgical treatment of herniated and bulging discs. We often use both together to achieve favorable outcomes…even with the most difficult of cases.

Classic herniated disc symptoms such as sciatica, low back pain, leg pain, numbness and tingling, leg weakness, arm pain, loss of grip strength, neck pain, and numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, all, more often than not,  respond favorably to decompression therapy and therapeutic pain laser or both.

The spinal decompression we use to treat disc herniations in the neck is the DRX9000c. It is actually connected to the DRX9000. The deep tissue laser we use is the LiteCure LCT-1000. A state-of-the-art medical device that is taking the world by storm.

The beauty of these technologies is they can be used on most people. They are very gentle and safe. Even when a patient is unable to handle exercise, chiropractic, or physical therapy…they can always handle laser, and often handle spinal decompression.

What this does is enable us to initiate treatment right away so we can start lowering pain and inflammation levels…often times when nothing is working…even pain medications.

Spinal decompression and deep tissue therapeutic laser with the LCT-1000 may just be the answer you are looking for.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco you can visit us. If you don’t, I recommend you do a Google search for DRX9000, DRX9000c (if cervical) and LiteCure Deep Tissue Laser, in your area. Example “DRX9000 San Francisco”.

If you would like a complimentary consultation at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center…please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post. 

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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