Keeping your spine in good shape is crucial. Spinal decompression becomes so important for both maintenance and when healing of spinal injuries. Far too many people don’t even consider spinal decompression and don’t think about the damage that they may be causing to their spine in general, especially by ignoring potential problems. Proactive treatment can solve acte injuries and help prevent degenerative disease.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical spinal decompression treatment that helps to remove some of the pressure that is otherwise placed on the spinal cord, or more specifically on compressed nerves within the spinal cord.
With this type of therapy, the spine is gently stretched to take pressure off certain areas of the spine, called spinal discs. This helps to alleviate some types of chronic pain, specifically neck pain and back pain. Healing pinched nerves, a herniated or bulging disc, degenerated disc fibers, and more can also ease things like leg pain, muscle spasms, and radiating arm pain.
Many people do not think about the ways that damage to the spine can cause pain throughout the body. Nonsurgical spinal decompression can help with pain relief without the need for spine surgery.
This process is done with the help of a decompression table where a doctor directs a computer for motorized traction to achieve the desired result. This type of noninvasive therapy may require multiple sessions, working with the body as it heals. Each session will last about a half-hour.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Many patients are good candidates for this type of treatment plan, though consultation with our Chiropractor is the best place to start. Patients suffering from different types of radiating pain and chronic pain may see pain relief from this type of treatment.
Those who should avoid spinal decompression therapy include:
- Have fractures or tumors
- Have advanced osteoporosis
- Have metal implants in the spine
- Have abdominal aortic aneurysm
This therapy is ideal for those who are suffering from:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Faucet Syndrome
Can It Help Degenerative Disc Disease?
The good news for patients is that spinal decompression therapy is able to help and even reverse degenerative disc disease.
Just through the process of living your life your spinal discs can start to show wear and suffer damage. This includes making those discs dry, stiff, or even rigid. When this happens, it can become extremely uncomfortable and even painful for patients.
With spinal decompression therapy, it is actually possible to improve overall flexibility again, increasing your overall range of motion and taking charge of your overall health and wellbeing again.