Back problems are an extremely common problem that will affect most of us at some point during our lifetime. However, for some people, chronic back problems affect their ability to live an active and fulfilling life. Exactly what causes back problems can vary tremendously, but in the majority of cases, pain in any part of the back is caused by pressure on the nerves that surround the spinal cord. Fortunately, there is a range of treatments that can help reduce your reliance on pain medications and restore your mobility. One of the most effective, non-invasive back pain treatments is spinal decompression.

What Is Spinal Decompression And Why Is It Important?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a form of motorized traction that relieves pressure on the spine and as a result, reduces unpleasant and debilitating symptoms that the patient has been experiencing, including back pain and mobility problems.

Spinal decompression therapy has been successfully used to treat both non-specific back pain, and diagnosed conditions including:

  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome may seem like an unusual condition to be treated using spinal decompression, but since the compression of spinal nerves can cause symptoms in any part of the body due to their function of sending sensations throughout the central nervous system, spinal decompression therapy can have far wider-reach effects than you may initially expect.

The motorized traction used in spinal decompression changes the position of the spine, stretching it out so that pressure is taken off of the intervertebral discs. This both enables any herniated discs to retract and remove their interference with localized nerves, but it also enables water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids to reach the area so that any damage can heal.

Types Of Spinal Decompression

Cervical decompression focuses on the decompression of the cervical spine. This is the part of the spine that is located in your neck and is referred to as the C1-C7 vertebrae. Meanwhile, lumbar decompression focuses on the lower back, which begins where the spine curves inwards towards the abdomen. The lumbar spine consists of 5 vertebrae numbered L1-L5.

Why Choose Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

There are several important reasons why an increasing number of patients are turning to their chiropractor for non-surgical spinal decompression therapy rather than undergoing surgical treatments. These include:

  • An instant improvement in their symptoms
  • A tailored treatment plan that focuses on providing relief where you need it most
  • An FDA-approved, safe treatment
  • Treatments do not require any anesthesia and are suitable for the majority of patients
  • No real downtime/recovery after each session
  • Minimal side effects
  • Reduces or eliminates their need to take pain medications to relieve their back pain
  • An affordable treatment

If you are looking for a spinal decompression chiropractor, look no further. Our expert team would be delighted to assess your suitability for this treatment and if so, create your personalized spinal decompression treatment program.

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