Monday, May 11, 2015
Nagging back pain can really throw a wrench in your life. People suffering with out-of-wack backs will do just about anything to find relief. One solution - Spinal Decompression Therapy. Read on to find out if this is the answer you’re looking for.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
It is a type of motorized traction that may relieve lower back, neck, and radiating arm and leg pain. It can be an effective treatment for herniated or bulging discs and sciatica.
How Does It Work?
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. Pressure is relieved off the spinal discs (gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine) by changing force and position of the spine. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Most people report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week.
Is Spinal Decompression The Same As Spinal Traction?
No. Traction is helpful at treating some of the symptoms related to herniated or degenerative discs, but does not address the source of the problem. Spinal decompression creates a vacuum inside the disc causing the disc to pull in the herniation and also causes the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body to naturally heal the injury and re-rehydrate the disc.
What Are The Risks?
There aren’t any for patients who meet the criteria for treatment. Spinal decompression is safe and comfortable for all patients who qualify.
Your doctor is the best person to determine if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression. Here are the general guidelines:
Sounds like a Match
- Pain for more than four weeks due to stenosis, herniated and bulging discs
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery more than six months ago
- Persistent pain from degenerated disc not responding to four weeks of therapy
- You are at least 18 years old
Probably Not For You
- Recent spinal fractures
- Surgical fusion or metallic hardware
- Surgically repaired aneurysms
- Infection of the spine
- Moderate to severe osteoporosis
Are you ready to put an end to the pesky pain and get back in the swing of things? To get started with Spinal Decompression or to find out more information, call Harbin Clinic Chiropractic Care at 762-235-3970