If you are experiencing back pain or any related symptoms, this can be quite uncomfortable for you. There could be many causes of back pain such as not sleeping right or you have been in an auto accident. Many doctors will recommend spinal decompression therapy to ease your spinal pain.
What is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
This procedure works by stretching your spine gently. Spinal decompression changes the position and force of your spine. This procedure takes the pressure away from your spinal disks, which are situated between the bones of your spine. The result of this treatment is that herniated or bulging disks may retract. This takes the pressure off your nerves as well as the tissues in your spine. Non-surgical spinal decompression promotes the movement of oxygen, water and nutrients into your spinal disks to aid in the healing process.
What are the Benefits of Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
There are a few benefits of spinal decompression that you should take into consideration before deciding if you want to get it or not:
- Treatment of back and neck pain
- Treatment of sciatica- pain that goes down to your leg
- Treatment of worn out spinal joints
- Treatment of diseased or injured spinal nerve roots
How is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Performed?
The procedure does not require you to take off your clothes. The doctor will fit a harness around your trunk and pelvis. You will be required to lie face up or face down depending on your preference. Treatment lasts somewhere between 30-45 minutes. You will require 20-28 treatments for 5-7 weeks. Some of the treatments you may have after or before therapy include:
- Cold or heat therapy
- Electrical stimulation
Who Should Not Go Through Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
People with the following conditions should not go through nonsurgical spinal decompression:
- Pregnant women
- Advanced osteoporosis
- Metal implants
What is Surgical Spinal Decompression?
This is the other spinal decompression technique that is used for treating back pain. Surgical spinal decompression is a last resort treatment option when other procedures such as non-surgical spinal decompression fail to work.
The benefits of spinal decompression outweigh the reasons why one should not go for it. However, patients are advised to inquire whether they are fit to undergo the procedure. Furthermore, it is better to opt for non-surgical spinal decompression because it is non-invasive and simpler than surgical decompression, which poses numerous risks.
If you are interested in spinal decompression, whether it is surgical or non-surgical, we can help you at LaGrange Chiropractic. With the help of Dr. Lido Petrucci, you can find out what kind of spinal decompression is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.