If you suffer from chronic back pain and the subsequent symptoms that accompany it, you know how disruptive it can be to your life. Often times, pain-sufferers resort to two methods in these situations: invasive and painful surgery, or narcotics.
The problem here is that pain medication can only do so much to mask pain and doesn’t address the actual root of the problem. Over time, the pain medication may not even be enough to sufficiently alleviate your pain as the body may become accustomed to it and require more to be effective.
Furthermore, back or neck surgeries are not only extremely invasive, but they can also be painful and require patients to endure an extensive recovery process. Even after the surgery and recovery, some patients may not even reap the pain relief benefits they were seeking.
Thankfully, there are safe and effective alternatives that are also non-invasive, such as spinal decompression. These treatments are recommended to those with low back or neck pain, and a high percentage of patients will find that these less invasive options actually offer them the lasting pain relief they were looking for.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Simply put, spinal decompression therapy works by gently stretching the spine, thereby taking pressure off of the spinal discs (which act as little cushions between the vertebrae).
The procedure first involves laying down and being properly secured on our decompression table. From there, the table moves in opposing directions in order to slowly and efficiently stretch to ease your spine and decrease pressure. Over a series of appointments, the proper positioning and spacing will be restored between the vertebrae.
What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?
Namely, spinal decompression realigns your spine. The reason why it is so crucial for your vertebrae to be in proper alignment is that when the spacing is off, it can cause your spine to be compressed.
This may force your discs out of alignment, which can put pressure on the nerves within the spinal column and create unnecessary tension on the accompanying muscles, tendons, and ligaments. All of this misalignment and pressure can manifest in irritation, inflammation, back pain, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue.
Even more, the gentle and painless stretching also works to restore fluid to the area, which improves circulation and further facilitates healing. These combined effects combine to increase mobility, restore proper function, and ease pain within the back and neck.
What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal decompression can help alleviate pain caused by several conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Slipped discs
- Ruptured discs
- Disc protrusions
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Pinched nerves
There’s no reason to let pain continue to interfere with your ability to work, perform the simplest of tasks, or enjoy your life. Get back to a life without pain and limited mobility. Contact us today for a free consultation at (561) 469-6699 and see if you are an optimal candidate for spinal decompression.