What Decompression Treatment Offers
As you sit and stand throughout the day, your spine to compresses. This is as a result of gravity and there’s nothing you can do about it. Lower back pain is often a result of this compression. We often recommend decompression treatment and it can provide you with substantial relief.
Spinal decompression works in several different ways. The most common is that of motorized traction. It works by stretching out the spine to provide relief. As the spine is stretched, the pressure is removed. The gel-like cushions that are between the vertebrae will have some more wiggle room and this can ease headaches, low back pain and more. In some instances, it can also help neuropathy because of being able to unpinch nerves.
Decompression treatment has been successful with people who have neck and back pain, sciatica, degenerative disk disease, herniated and bulging disks, worn spinal joints, as well as injured nerve roots of the spine. To find out if you are eligible for decompression, it’s important to talk to your chiropractor. Often, decompression will be an option after you have tried some of the other alternatives, which can include limited rest, exercise and steroid injections.
Going through decompression treatment is very easy because it does not require anything special. You will be able to have it done inside the chiropractic office and remained clothed the entire time. Depending upon what your doctor determines to be the right amount of time, you may spend 30 to 45 minutes within the traction. The table is computerized and will provide a small pull to help with the overall traction that assists in decompressing the spine.
The decompression treatment is going to last several weeks. Each week, you will notice considerable improvements in the way you can walk and bend as well as the pain levels that you are experiencing. Usually, 20 treatments of decompression therapy will be scheduled to allow you the maximum achievable results.
If you think that decompression treatments can help you, it’s important to talk to your chiropractor to find out if you are a candidate. X-rays may be ordered to learn about the level of compression that you are currently living with. From there, you can get on the schedule for traction or other forms of decompression.
After your very first treatment, you are going to notice a difference. This is because there will be some space in between the vertebrae as opposed to them rubbing against each other, causing friction, heat and pain. Especially when other pain relieving treatments are ineffective, exploring decompression can be the solution you have been searching for to manage pain and overall discomfort.