Treatment for Sciatica: Your Options Explained
If you’ve ever said, “Oh my aching back!” you’re not alone.
Most people experience back pain — it’s a part of life. And most people can use a few self-healing techniques, including rest, and get on with life in a few days.
While back pain may resolve with minimal intervention, if you’re one of the many people diagnosed with sciatica, you may need more than a few days of rest. By the way, did you know roughly 30 percent of back pain episodes include sciatic nerve pain?
We have great news for people who struggle with this type of pain. There’s a modern treatment that many people like you are using to reduce pain from sciatica. It’s called Acousana®!
Here at our pain clinic in Woods Cross, Utah, we’re helping people tired of smiling through the pain experience relief. If you’re tired of trying everything that doesn’t work, take a minute and explore Acousana therapy.
What Causes Sciatica?
It’s not uncommon to hear people talking about their sciatica. If you live with it long enough, it starts to feel like an old friend, and some people treat it as such.
Sciatica isn’t a disorder or a health condition you have to manage. Instead, it’s a symptom. Several underlying medical conditions can cause you to experience pain from sciatica, including:
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
Some of these medical terms sound intimidating, but our team can help explain each in words the average person can understand. What’s more important to remember right now is that trauma or a stress injury are the two primary causes of all the above.
Common Treatments for Sciatica
Around 1 to 5 percent of people will deal with back pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc. If you’re a man, you’re twice as likely as a woman to have a herniated disc. Age is also a factor—if you’re under the age of 30, you’re less likely to have this specific disc issue.
Sciatica comes in two flavors: acute and chronic. The treatments offered by a specialist in pain care will depend on which type of sciatica you have.
Acute sciatica is usually short-lived and, in many cases, responds well to things you can do for yourself, including:
- Over-the-counter pain medications (OTC)
- Gentle stretching
- Hot or cold compresses
On the other hand, chronic sciatica continues for a long time or recurs repeatedly.
Treatment options for chronic sciatica may include self-care and medical treatment(s). If you suffer from this type of sciatica, you’ll likely use a combination of physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and prescription pain medications.
If self-care and the above medical treatments don’t help, your care provider may suggest surgery.
What Is Acousana?
To avoid prescription pain medications and other invasive treatments, such as surgery, you should consider talking with one of the leading Utah pain specialists about Acousana.
Whether you have acute or chronic sciatica, you can benefit from non-invasive, non-surgical treatment solutions. While it may sound too good to be true, we promise it’s not.
Acousana uses acoustic waves to stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Instead of taking an OTC or prescription anti-inflammatory medication, this therapy helps reduce pain-causing inflammation. It boils down to increasing circulation and blood flow.
If you’re not getting good circulation, blood flow decreases, and you experience numbness in your extremities and increased pain.
Unlike many other sciatica treatments, Acousana therapy doesn’t mask the pain. Instead, it addresses the underlying reason for the pain.
How Acousana Therapy Works
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could encourage your body to stop causing you pain without taking a pill?
Welcome to an innovative treatment that uses patented acoustic SoftWave® technology. In a way, it encourages pain relief by tricking your body into believing there’s damage that needs help.
What happens when you fool your body is nothing short of miraculous. The acoustic waves trigger your body’s natural response to the perceived damage. The result is an immediate reduction in pain.
In addition to pain relief, increased blood flow to the area allows for sustained healing. Being able to offer patients in Utah pain relief long-term and improved health is what we love about this type of therapy.
The Acousana Advantage
When you visit a conventional pain clinic in Utah, you’ll likely go home with at least one prescription. While we’re not anti-medication, we know most people prefer to avoid some heavy hitters.
One advantage of Acousana is that it helps our patients avoid over-use of opioid pain medications or muscle relaxers. It’s a medication-free therapy.
Another advantage is that you’ll reap the benefits of pain relief through non-invasive treatment—instead of having to undergo surgery. That means no time off from work or your daily activities.
While some people experience a small amount of pain directly after a treatment session, it’s nothing like the debilitative pain most people deal with post-surgery.
Why not consider a therapy designed to restore range of motion, reduce inflammation, and make pain a non-issue?
Here at One Wellness, we’re not about anecdotal evidence. This therapy is clinically proven to reduce pain.
Are You a Good Candidate for Acousana?
If you’re experiencing acute or chronic pain in Utah, you want relief as soon as possible. You want to enjoy the same benefits of pain-free living that you’ve heard friends and family talk about.
Are you wondering whether you’re a good candidate for Acousana treatment? The best way to find out is to meet with one of the leading Utah pain specialists to review your medical history and discuss your long-term health goals.
Once we determine you’re an excellent candidate for Acousana® therapy, we’ll set up your treatment schedule.
Schedule Your Therapy Today at One Wellness
If you’re tired of pretending sciatica isn’t impacting your life, and you’re looking for help with pain management in Utah, it’s time to try something new. Acousana can turn your life around!
The care team at One Wellness is waiting to meet you and help you find the path to healing. Contact us today and schedule a consultation.
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