San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:
Sciatica, or pain down the leg, is usually the result of herniated discs in the lumbar spine. The herniated or bulging disc puts pressure on the lumbar nerve roots that exit from in between the vertebrae and cause leg pain ( Spine-health sciatica video ).
There are other cause of sciatica, such as vertebral subluxation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and piriformis syndrome...even facet syndrome. But a herniated lumbar disc is the primary cause...at least that's been my experience over the past 17 years.
Anyway, other than cortisone and surgery, there just isn't much in the form of traditional medical treatments. Both of these have limited success, side effects...and risks...that many patients don't want to take.
Traditional chiropractic can be quite effective for herniated discs...but sometimes it wont help at all...or very little. So what can you do?
The DRX9000 was designed and built to treat lumbar disc herniations...that's what it does. The DRX often times delivers herniated disc pain relief, when nothing else will. It really is something to consider.