Lumbar Traction for Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica pain relief is within your reach now with lumbar traction therapy, a spinal decompression device that you can have at home that is of clinical grade. If you have been looking for a long time how to reverse the occurrence of your lower back and leg pain then you might just have found what you have been searching for. Lumbar traction is not well known despite how helpful it can be at healing a compressed and/or bulging discs within a person’s spine.


What is Lumbar Traction?

The word traction means to pull something in order to stretch it out and the term lumbar refers to your lower back’s 5 lumbar vertebrae. Lumbar traction therapy for sciatica pain relief is the process of being strapped into a device that is capable of pulling your lumbar vertebrae apart so that more space is created between them for their intervertebral discs to absorb water, oxygen, and nutrients. Gravity pulls us down and frequent sitting and bending wears out our discs over time to the point of literally ripping and bulging out. When this happens the bulging disc material can pinch off an important nerve root that is needed for the leg. This nerve root comes together with other nerve roots to form what is called the sciatic nerve and that is why the symptoms of a pinched nerve root in our back that causes leg pain is called sciatica.


Various Lumbar Traction Devices for Sciatica Pain Relief

If you are a sciatica sufferer you may have come across different lower back stretching devices that all have the intention of decompressing your lumbar spine. Some of the more common ones include the DRX 9000 and the inversion table. Then there is lumbar traction like the Saunders Lumbar Traction unit that is not as well known.

Inversion Table

The inversion table has the right idea in that its goal is to stretch your spine by turning you upside down but what really happens is that your muscles naturally tense up and work when you put yourself in such an uncomfortable position. This defeats the purpose of getting a deep stretch within your spine.

DRX 9000

Some Chiropractors have the DRX 9000 in their office that pulls your body like the Saunders Lumbar Traction to stretch out your spine and encourage a bulging disc to go back in. The effectiveness might be similar to traction but the cost is enormous and you can’t take the machine home. Each visit will cost $125 to $150 whereas you can buy the Saunders Lumbar Traction unit for $400 to $800 and use it at home anytime you like.

Saunders Lumbar Traction

This is the best form of getting traction and it can now be done at home with the Saunders Lumbar Traction device. Here you lay down and strap yourself in then simply pump up the pressure to increase the stretch in your lower back. Like the DRX 9000 it will encourage your bulging disc to heal and retract back into its proper position. After a few sessions you will get full sciatica pain relief.


Lumbar Traction with Physiotherapy

One of the most important things I have learned from my back injury is that a Chiropractor only treats the position of your bones in your spine and not the soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and intervertebral discs. This is why a bulging disc injury needs to be addressed by a physiotherapist because the sudden adjustments made by a chiropractor can actually tear he injured soft tissue even more which we don’t want. Ideally if you can find a physiotherapist trained in intramuscular stimulation to treat knotted muscles and they also have a lumbar traction table in their office for you to use free of charge then you will be well on your way to full sciatica pain relief.




Regina (10 Posts)

I have firsthand experience of battling sciatica pain for over half a year before I found complete recovery. It was due to miss diagnosis and running into the wrong doctors for advice. It wasn't until I found the right physiotherapist that I found myself starting to recover but I reached a plateau and had to find something to fully recover. For me that was lumbar traction and it was truly my saving grace to finally be able to do the activities I love doing again.

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