What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Chronic back pain is one of the most disruptive conditions you can have, making it difficult to continue daily activities. With spinal decompression therapy, medical professionals work to alleviate back pain by stretching the spine.
This relieves negative and awkward pressure off the spinal discs, retracting any herniated or slipped discs and relieving any trapped nerves of unwanted pressure. Stretching the spine also allows for an increased general flow of nutrients, oxygen, and water in the spinal area. This can be accomplished with surgical or nonsurgical methods.
Spinal Decompression Therapy Goals
– Long-Term Pain Relief: Spinal decompression therapy aims to bring long-term pain relief to patients suffering chronic back pain. By stretching the spine, this ensures that any long-term buildup and degeneration can begin to recover, setting the foundation for a painless back.
– Continued Treatments: The nonsurgical spinal decompression approach involves electrical stimulation, heat or cold therapy, or physical therapy. These approaches require repeated treatments that last for up to an hour, over several weeks.
What does Spinal Decompression Therapy treat?
Back pain is usually caused by a combination of several conditions, such as worn spinal joints, injured spinal nerve roots, herniated discs, sciatica and more. With successful spinal decompression therapy, doctors and therapists can treat several conditions at once.