Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

Spinal Decompression Therapy May Help Your Sciatica Pain

Sciatica can make your life miserable when the pain is bad. Sciatica pain may come and go. You might feel numbness and tingling too. The sciatic nerve is large, so it affects the entire area from your hip to your foot. If you're suffering with this painful condition, you might want to have spinal decompression treatments. Here is some information about how it helps relieve sciatic nerve pain.

What Causes Sciatica

Pain along the spinal nerve is caused by the nerve being compressed by the spine. This is why you might feel a sudden jolt of pain when you move a certain way. When you have a degenerated or herniated disc in your spine, the shape and texture of the disc changes. This allows abnormal movement of the vertebrae that pinches nerves that travel along your spine. Sciatic nerve irritation results in pain, numbness, and tingling that is located in your lower back and hip or that travels down your thigh and into your leg and foot.

How Spinal Decompression Helps

Spinal decompression is a treatment that opens up the vertebrae in your spine. This is done in a safe manner by positioning your body in a specific way. The vertebrae pull apart slowly so pressure is relieved from the sciatic nerve. This may result in instant pain relief, but it may take a few weeks for your nerve to fully recover and for the pain to stay gone. When your spine opens up and decompresses the area, it also allows for more nutrients and oxygen to flood the nerve, tissues, and vertebrae so healing of the area is accelerated.

How Spinal Decompression Treatments Are Taken

Spinal decompression is easy and comfortable to endure. You are positioned flat on a computerized table. The table slowly moves your body into a potion that targets the affected area along the spine. The table is so precise that it can open up specific areas along your spine so you get the optimal results. Positioning and pulling of your body is gentle and intermittent so you experience no discomfort. You might find it relaxing enough that you nap through the procedure. For lasting effects, you may undergo several sessions of spinal decompression therapy.

Spinal decompression works on any area of the spine where there's a pinched nerve problem including the lower back where the sciatic nerve is located. It could be the solution for your frequent pain. Since these treatments require specialized equipment to provide, you'll need to find a medical professional that provides spinal decompression service to see if these treatments will help you.