If you’re experiencing chronic back pain and related symptoms, then you’re aware of how disruptive and painful it can be to live with. You might only be able to consider relief, not that there might be a way to relieve the pain at its source. One of the options for relieving chronic back pain is non-surgical spinal decompression.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a form of motorized traction that might help with relieving chronic back pain. How it works is that the spine is gently stretched, changing the force and position of the spine. It takes pressure off of the spinal disks – gel-like cushion between the vertebrae – by creating negative pressure in your spinal disks.
The result is that bulging or herniated spinal disks can and may retract, which takes pressure off of the nerves and other structures of your spine. Additionally, this helps to promote the movement of water, oxygen, and other nutrient-rich fluids in the disks to help with the overall healing process.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is effective at treating some of the symptoms of chronic back pain, which can make it an effective option for those looking for more options to manage their chronic back pain. It’s been used to treat bulging or herniated disks, as well as degenerative disk disease. It’s an excellent treatment option for those with acute or chronic back pain.
During treatment, you’ll remain fully clothed. Your practitioner will fit you with a harness around your pelvis and one around your truck. You’ll either lay face down or face-up on a table that’s controlled by a computer. Treatments generally last anywhere from thirty to forty-five minutes, and you might require anywhere between twenty to twenty-eight treatments over a span of five to seven weeks.
One of the great benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression is that it can easily be combined with other pain management strategies. And with it being safe and non-invasive, that means it’s a good alternative for those who can’t undergo surgical options or who maybe aren’t willing to do so.
Sometimes, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is grouped into and derives from traction therapy. It’s been used in the treatment of chronic lower back pain for decades and is shown to be effective in treating lower back pain. It’s a comfortable, painless procedure that can help with alleviating pain and other symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain.
If you’re interested in and looking for a non-invasive alternative for treating lower back pain – be it chronic or acute – then non-surgical spinal decompression is an option that you can discuss with your pain management specialist and doctor. It can easily be combined with other treatments and strategies to manage and, most importantly, alleviate your back pain. Considering all of the potential benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression, all you have to lose is your back pain!