Do you suffer from degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, or herniated discs? Do you feel hopeless because pharmaceuticals don’t ease your lower back pain? At La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, KY, we’d like you to know that there is hope. Today, we reveal everything you need to know about spinal decompression.
Does Spinal Decompression Really Work?
Since 2001, researchers have known that spinal decompression really works. In fact, proof that it works was published in the Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ). This pain-relieving treatment works for acute, sub-acute, and chronic lower back pain.
Acute pain refers to pain that has existed for fewer than 12 weeks. Sub-acute pain has existed for four to 12 weeks. Chronic pain is defined as pain that has existed for over 12 weeks.
How Does Spinal Decompression Ease Pain Related to Bulging Discs?
This form of therapy eases pain caused by bulging discs because it doesn’t just reduce the pressure on the discs in your spine: it actually creates negative pressure on spinal discs, which helps bulging discs return to their proper place.
The positive results identified through several clinical trials on the effects of spinal decompression on bulging discs have encouraged researchers to study this form of therapy further. Researchers have now found that this form of therapy doesn’t just treat lower back pain. It also treats radicular leg pain.
What Else Eases Lower Back Pain?
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to ease your back pain. Exercise is great for everyone’s health, but at La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, KY, we provide our clients with a blueprint of the types of exercises they should do at home.
These exercises strengthen your core, reverse your problems, and even prevent them from happening in the future. In fact, exercise for back pain can enhance the efficacy of spinal correction by 30% to 40%.
What Exactly Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a type of mechanical spinal traction that separates the bones, joints, and discs of the spine. This separation reduces pressure on the nerves found in the back, and relief from back pain is achieved. More importantly, the pain reduction allows for a greater range of motion and drastically enhanced quality of life.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Therapy?
Males and females of all ages may be a good candidate for this therapy. During your initial consultation with Dr. Petrucci, your pain will be accurately diagnosed via diagnostic imaging tests and a thorough examination. From there, he will let you know if this is the ideal method for easing your lower back pain.
Learn How to Ease Your Back Pain Today
Are you ready to ease excruciating acute lower back pain? Do you want to learn more about spinal decompression? If so, contact us today at La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, KY to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you take back your range of motion and quality of life.