Is Spinal Decompression Therapy For You?
by TIM SHANNAHAN- Chiropractor, San Diego, CA
November 15, 2018
Looking Into Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you’ve ever had back pain, you know how miserable it can be. If it lasts more than a few hours or a couple of days, it can even disrupt your normal life. You might not be able to lift, bend or do anything else. It’s hard to think of anything other than getting the relief you need. There are plenty of options out there, but you have to find one that works. Spinal decompression therapy is one option that many people are turning to today. If you want to know if it’s right for you, learn more about it before moving forward.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
This therapy uses motorized traction and can help relieve back pain by gently working and stretching the spine. It changes to position and force of the spine and takes pressure off spinal discs, which sit between the bones and cushion the spine. Bulging discs might retract, taking the pressure off the nerves and relieving pain. The process promotes the movement of oxygen and water in the body, which can help with healing as well.
People Who Have Pain In Certain Areas Can Try It
This treatment can be used for back or leg pain, neck or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, radiating pain or numbness. It is a great option for those who would rather not have surgery and for those who are tired of taking medication just to get through the day. It’s not a treatment that will cause things to get worse, so many patients feel it’s worth a shot before going into surgery to fix an issue.
How Does It Work?
The treatments last 20 to 30 minutes and you might get a few dozen treatments over a two-month period. You will have a Parness around your pelvis and one around your trunk and the chiropractor will operate a computer to customize the treatment for your needs. If you have any fractures, tumors, osteoporosis or metal spinal implants, it’s not a method you should try. Otherwise, those in good health can give it a go. It’s a very relaxing and comfortable treatment!
To go along with the spinal decompression therapy, it might be wise to take on other treatments at the same time to promote healing. You might also engage in physical therapy, stretching and other exercises, heat therapy, bracing, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and more. You can discuss what’s best for your therapy with your chiropractor as everyone’s situations depends on their specific pain and injured area.
Ask About Spinal Decompression Therapy
When you’re ready to stop your pain, but you certainly don’t want to go as far as surgery if you don’t have to, ask the professionals at Inner Balance Institute about Spinal decompression therapy. We want your pain to go away for good and you can find relief from this therapy if you are a good candidate. Your symptoms are serious if they are disrupting your life and you shouldn’t have to just live with them and deal with the side effects. Spinal decompression therapy could very well work.