Physical therapy treatments for sciatica can vary. Sciatica is almost always caused by a disc that is bulging or herniated, and is pinching a nerve root.

Whatever the treatment, the only thing that will help the problem is to get the disc off of the nerve root. There is no other solution to the problem.

The most effective, if not the only, way to get the disc off of the nerve root, is to decompress or traction the spine, so that the disc will move off of the nerve root. And in my 35 years of clinical experience, which includes orthopedics, physical medicine, physical therapy and neurosurgery, the most effective way to do this is with a well-engineered, computerized, spinal decompression table.