Spinal Decompression treatment of Sciatica

May 26th, 2009

Continuing with my last post…

Spinal Decompression is extremely effective with Herniated and Bulged Discs, facet arthropathy, facet syndrome, intervertebral disc degeneration, chronic low back pain.

Anothe example I use which probably isn’t the best example for people to envision because of the pain involved, is the example of the midevil torture device, “The Rack”, the difference between spinal decompression and “the Rack” is with Spinal Decompression we are pulling you apart at very specific tensions, time intervals, angles, and reducing friction as much as possible.

Please call us to set up a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression.

Sciatica- Treatment Spinal Decompression

May 22nd, 2009

One of the most effective treatments there is for sciatica caused by herniated disc, or bulged disc, or disc degeneration, or facet arthropathy is something called Spinal Decompression.

Spinal Decompression is an amazing treatment that has an extremely high success rate. In our office we see around 85% success. Most cases we do require and MRI to make sure the patient has a disc or facet pathology. Our screening process is what makes us so successful.

What is Spinal Decompression? To describe what spinal decompression is, I like to use and example of a jelly donut, because the disc is very similar to a jelly donut. If you smash a jelly donut the jelly oozes out of the middle. Now if you had a vacuum in the middle of the jelly part you could suck the jelly back in the middle. That is the idea with spinal decompression. If you compress the disc down too much it herniates or bulges putting pressure on spinal nerves. If we create a negative pressure in the disc (like a vacuum) we can draw that herniated material back into the disc.

Raab Chiropractic Office Tour

May 20th, 2009

May 18th, 2009

Chiropractic Clinics

Sciatica- Treatment

May 16th, 2009

Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.  To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call us today.   

Sciatica- Definition

May 12th, 2009

Sciatica is defined as pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs, caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerves, the largest nerves of the body.  It usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back and then radiates down the back of either or both legs.  There are 5 pairs of nerves that exit the spine in the lower back.  These nerves make up what we know as the sciatic nerves.  If the vertebrae or bones in the lower back are misaligned or out of place; or the disc between the vertebrae are swollen, bulged or herniated, the result is pressure on those nearby nerves.  This can cause tremendous pain and normal daily activities become almost impossible.  

Sciatica- Symptoms

May 9th, 2009











¨ INABILITY TO MOVE THE FOOT (in severe cases)


¨ INABILITY TO BEND THE KNEE (in severe cases)




Lori B.- Spinal Decompression

May 7th, 2009

Hi, my name is Lori Baun and I live in Colville.  About the week before Memorial Day, I injured myself lifting a five-gallon bucket of paint improperly.  Went to my chiropractor multiple times, I went to my regular doctor, he had me go to a physical therapist.  Between the two of them, they had me have an MRI and that’s when we determined that I had my herniated disc. 


My grandma gave me information about Raab Chiropractic and suggested that I look into it.  I got online, read information online about Spinal Aid and found a doctor in Spokane. 


I feel better now than I have in a year.  I am able to lay on my back, I am able to lay on my stomach.  I’m feeling wonderful.

Christina H.- Spinal Decompression

May 1st, 2009

It was hard to get up and down.  It was Painful to ride in a car.  I couldn’t pu my shoes on.  Any movement was painful.  The pain made me feel depressed and helpless.  I saw an ad in the Spokesman Review.  My experience at Raab Chiropractic was very pleasant, and the treatment was painless.  I found help for my problem.  At least give [Spinal Decompression] a try.