Do you suffer from a bulging disc or herniated disc that’s causing you pain in the neck or back?
You can get relief from neck pain and back pain without going under the knife, through – spinal decompression.
What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Unlike other traditional treatments for disc and spine problems that often fail, nonsurgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment option that is comfortable, non-invasive and usually does not require painkillers or other pain medications. This new treatment is also ideal for most patients who have been recommended back surgery but want a less invasive treatment to try out first.
Spinal compression is a treatment that has been properly researched and proven to work in the medical fraternity and one that has helped many people get relief from back pain or neck pain.
Aside from back pain and neck pain, doctors can also use spinal decompression to treat:
- Sciatica, which refers to pain, numbness and/or tingling in the feet, toes, and legs
- Sickly or injured spinal nerve roots.
- Posterior facet syndrome, which occurs when spinal joints are diseased or injured
- Recurrent pain from an unsuccessful back surgery that is over six months old.
How Does It Work?
Many of the issues that cause back pain are due to bulge or herniation of the soft discs (shock absorbers) that protect the spinal cord and vertebra. Spinal decompression can alleviate these problems using a certain sequence of spinal positioning and alter the intensity and degree of the pressure.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression works by gradually stretching the spine. This helps to change the position and force of the spine. As a result, force is taken off the discs, thereby increasing the amount of disc space between spinal bones (vertebrae). As a result, herniated or bulging discs may pull back, reducing the pressure on spinal nerves.
Additionally, spinal decompression helps to stretch the tendons and ligaments to enhance flexibility and movement. This eventually leads to a faster and increased flow of nutrients, water, and oxygen into the discs for faster healing.
Is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Right for Me?
It all starts with a proper diagnosis to determine whether you are a good candidate for spinal decompression. Usually, a thorough evaluation takes your history into account. This includes:
- A review of supplements and medications
- A review of family history of the condition
- A review of the signs and symptoms
- Effects on work, sleep, daily activities, recreational and social activities
- Previous tests, treatments, surgeries, and hospitalizations
- New tests, including X-rays
Once the necessary information has been obtained, your doctor will discuss the findings with the patient and loved ones to determine the right treatment option for the patient.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is the only non-invasive treatment option available today that can adequately take pressure off the spinal disc, and thus enable your body to heal naturally. This explains why this treatment is becoming more and more popular.
Read more about spinal decompression therapy here.