Until you experience a back injury, you have no real understanding of how debilitating it is. Virtually every movement uses one of the back or adjoining muscles. Back pain sufferers experience numbness, weakness, and reduced functioning of the limbs. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and even relaxation. If your injury progresses to the point where the disc material moves into spaces occupied by nerves, you are facing back surgery…well until now that is!
1.) Treatment rapidly and completely eliminates pain (cure response)
2.) Pain becomes manageable and/or intermittent (management response)
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical method of treatment that helps reduce neck pain or back pain with mild stretching of the spine. With decompression therapy, pressure is taken off the spinal discs (which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine), thereby creating negative pressure in the disc. With Spinal Decompression Therapy, bulging or herniated discs may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine! This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal--naturally!
Spinal Decompression Therapy is Effective For:
Bulging or Herniated Discs
Degenerative Disc Disease
Neck Pain and Back Pain
Radiating Pain Down the Arms or Legs
With the inception of Spinal Decompression machines, people now have a non-surgical option to relieve the nonstop pain they have been experiencing.
The technology today appears to be a dream come true for those who suffer with disc issues. Some may say that it is too good to be true, but research indicates that 92% of patients report overall improvement! Of these, 5% improved 25-50%; 17% improved 50-75%; 70% improved 75-100%. (Gose, Naguszewski & Naguszewski , The Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 20)
How Does it Work?
There has been much information in the media recently about the merits of Spinal Decompression. In order to appreciate the merits of the new technology, you must first understand the condition it treats:
When a spinal disc is compressed, the disc material moves from its place between each disc, into the space occupied by the sensitive nerves. When the nerves become crowded, the patient experiences great pain and pressure. This pain is not alleviated by even the strongest of pain medications. Many times, the condition warrants the use of highly addictive medications, such as morphine to mask the pain long enough to give the patient some relief. Long term however, the risk for addiction increases, while the source of the pain is untreated. And finally, surgery attempts to treat the condition by shaving the part of the disc to create room for the material that is crowding the nerves.
Spinal Decompression, on the other hand, eliminates the source of the problem and the pain.
Decompression works by putting negative pressure on each disc, to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with compressed discs--therefore eliminating the need for risky spine surgery and the subsequent months of down time post surgery!
Coupled with powerful Chiropractic adjustment, Spinal Decompression Therapy can offer relief, management, and even elimination of pain! And, perhaps even eliminate the need for surgery!
Schedule an appointment today to determine if you are a good candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy!