Sciatica is a tough condition that will cause pain down the gluteal (butt) region, thigh, and sometimes even down below the knee. When that happens, it can be more severe for the person. I want to detail here how specific spinal traction can align the spine and can help with sciatica.

Lumbar (low back) extension (leaning back) traction helps with sciatica

Research has shown that sciatica can be caused by straightening or loss of the lumbar curve or alignment. When this happens, this will put more tension on the nerves, ligaments, and muscles, and discs. When the lumbar disc has too much pressure on it over time, it may start to break down and eventually herniate. When herniated discs occur, this may feel like it is pinching on the nerves. This herniated disc will cause pain down the thigh, gluteal region, and leg. This may also cause numbness/tingling in the feet and will leave you with a pins and needle sensation.

What is the fix?

The fix is to align the spine into its proper position by specific X-ray analysis and a treatment that focuses on correcting the lumbar spine alignment into its right position. When this is done, it has been shown to increase nerve function, decrease pain down the leg, decrease sciatic pain, decrease herniated disc pain, decrease low back pain, and more importantly get your life back. A research paper has shown that patients that got their spinal alignment corrected by specific lumbar extension traction, the nerve function improved, pain improved, and it the improvement became permanent. The group that did not get their spine corrected, had the same exact sciatica pain, herniated disc pain, leg pain, gluteal pain, and low back pain they had before starting treatment.1

The only technique that has been shown to correct the lumbar spine alignment is Chiropractic Biophysics. This is the most research and evidenced based chiropractic technique to fix problems said above. In the research paper, Chiropractic Biophysics technique was used.

My advice: find a chiropractor that practices Chiropractic Biophysics. You can search for doctors that specialize in this technique at under the patient directory. Living with sciatica, herniated discs, and low back pain is no way to live your life. Chiropractic Biophysics could be your solution you have been searching for.


1 Moustafa, Ibrahim M, and Aliaa A Diab. "Extension Traction Treatment for Patients with Discogenic Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: a Randomized Controlled Trial". ClinicalRehabilitation, vol. 27, no. 1, 2012, pp. 51-62., doi:10.1177/0269215512446093