Chronic or severe back pain can interrupt your daily life. You may have to take several days off from work or school until your pain subsides. You also may have to take powerful over-the-counter or prescription medications to ease the discomfort in your back. When you want a faster and safer way to heal from severe or chronic back pain, you may want to consider spinal decompression. You can decide if this treatment option is right for you by learning what it is and how it is carried out.
A Look at Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment for severe or chronic back pain. It involves the use of motorized traction to relieve your discomfort. It also stretches your spine and alters the position and force within the spine itself.
This treatment takes the pressure off the discs in your back and instead creates negative pressure, which encourages bulging and herniated discs to retract. It likewise takes the pressure off the nerves in your spine and promotes better movement of water, oxygen, and fluids in your discs to facilitate healing.
When is Spinal Decompression Used?
This treatment for back pain may be used in patients who experience severe pain in their back and neck. It can also be used to treat tingling that extends below a patient’s leg. Practitioners may use it as well in certain patients who suffer from herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and worn spinal joints. It may also be used to treat people who suffer from injury or illness to their spinal nerve roots.
Criteria for Spinal Decompression
While spinal decompression is safe for most patients to undergo, it is not recommended for everyone. If you do not have any underlying medical conditions, you may be permitted to go through with spinal decompression treatment. It all depends on the unique situation.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that can be done on an outpatient basis. It can be used in conjunction with other back pain treatments for optimal results. It can be a useful and safe alternative to back surgery or taking powerful pain medications. To learn more about this technique, make an appointment at Apponaug Chiropractic Center in Warwick. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation!