Living with back pain is absolutely horrific. The thing about back pain is that it affects every single aspect of your life. Even things that you might not think are connected to your back can cause you pain. For example, if someone has a herniated disc, laughing, coughing and sneezing can be excruciatingly painful. Sitting on a chair can hurt so bad that it is difficult for a person to stand back up. With back pain, it is a challenge to do heavy lifting, fast movements, sleep, run and just about any other movement that requires flexibility and energy from your core.
One of the worst things about having constant back pain is the lack of mobility. Back pain can become so excruciating that a person is not able to get up from their bed. When this pain is caused by a herniated disc that is pushing on nerves, it can result in a person losing leg muscle and leg strength and eventually needing the assistance of a walking apparatus to help them move around.
It is not just the physical pain that is a problem; it is also the emotional toll that back pain can take on you. Just being in constant pain affects your mood, your attitude and the way that you interact with others. It can be the catalyst for depression and can make you feel like life is empty or uninteresting.
For the above-mentioned reasons and many more, individuals who are suffering with back pain are excited to learn about any therapy that promises to alleviate their pain and allow them to live a normal life. Spinal decompression therapy is one of these treatments. The purpose of spinal decompression therapy is to relieve pain, create an optimal healing environment for a bulging disc and allow the patient to get back to the quality of life they had prior to their pain.
Spinal decompression is designed to create a negative intra-discal pressure. This negative pressure will encourage a herniated or bulging disc to suck back into place. Additionally, the lower pressure in the disc will allow healing nutrients to absorb back into the spinal disc.
During and after the treatment, you should not feel any discomfort. However, you will feel your spine stretching. Spinal decompression therapy is recommended as a possible treatment for many different lower back pain conditions. Therapies generally last from between 30 minutes to 45 minutes. You will have a series of treatments that are stretched out over a certain timeframe.
Located in La Grange, La Grange Chiropractic is committed to helping patients relieve their pains and strains. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how spinal decompression can help you.