Saunders Lumbar Traction Is Giving Sciatica Pain Relief

If you have been battling back and leg pain for a long time and just want to find a way to reverse the effects so you can get on with your life free of pain then this might just be what you have been searching for. Sciatica pain relief is a few steps away with decompression treatments using the Saunders Lumbar Traction technology.

As a back pain sufferer you may have come across the term decompression and learned about the large DRX 9000 machine that some Chiropractors have in their office so they can charge you an arm and a leg for a few treatments to turn your life around. Or perhaps you came across and tried the inversion table technology that turns you upside down to stretch out your back in a most ridiculous but desperate way for sciatica pain relief. Both of these techniques are trying to find a way to take pressure off your compressed and bulging disc. Kudos to them for trying to treat the sciatic pain at the source but the DRX 9000 treatments are much too pricy and the inversion table puts you in a most uncomfortable position with blood rushing to your head and the feeling of your ankles being pulled apart. Saunders Lumber traction has taken this decompression concept and simplified it into a portable device that you can have with you at home or while you travel and you don’t have to hang upside down or spend thousands of dollars that you don’t have when your off work with a back injury.

How the Saunders Lumbar Traction Works

Finding sciatica pain relief is a few steps away with the simple Saunders Lumbar Traction therapy. This unit is within a flat case that unzips and opens up to lie flat on the floor of your living room, your couch, or your bed. There is no need for assistance in getting yourself set up and doing the treatments, just lie down in it, put on the two belts, tighten, then use the hand-held pump to increase the pressure which in turn will increase the stretch felt in your lower spine. With the guidance of your physiotherapist go up gradually to the pressure he or she recommended you reach, hold this for a few minutes then release the pressure. Relax for a few minutes then bring up the pressure again and repeat the process a few times. Doing this stretches apart your vertebrae and releases the pressure on your compressed disc, your disc can then reabsorb moisture, oxygen, and nutrients that it needs to make it strong again. Giving more space to your compressed disc will encourage the bulging tissue to retract then release pressure on your irritated nerve root.

DRX 9000 Compared to the Saunders Lumbar Traction Unit

Visiting a chiropractor for an injured disc could irritate your disc more. The sudden spinal adjustments done to the spine could cause more tearing to the worn out bulging disc. Some chiropractors have a large DRX 9000 that pulls the spine to give it a nice stretch just as explained about the Saunders Lumbar Traction unit above. This device can give your compressed disc more space and allow it to retract. To get these treatments it will cost you $125 to $150 per visit and you would need to commit at least three weeks if not more to the treatment. Saunders Lumbar traction will give you the same treatment in the comfort of your own home anytime you want and will cost from $400 to $800 only once.

Importance of Physiotherapy

My experience with sciatica has taught me that physiotherapy is imperative and outweighs chiropractors by far for the simple fact that chiropractors treat bones that our out of alignment and physiotherapists treat soft tissue injuries. The plan set forth by my chiropractor did not give me the pain relief I needed and so I had to try something else. That something else was physiotherapy and the therapist that treated me had training in intramuscular stimulation that he used to relax my knotted and guarding muscles almost instantly. Relaxing and stretching out stressed muscles in your lower back and leg is important for sciatica pain relief. This in turn allows you to get the full benefit from Saunders Lumbar Traction treatments by increasing your amount of stretch. Your physiotherapist can help you understand your condition better and give you the exercises needed to regain strength in your leg as well as improve your posture.