Spinal Decompression Therapy Can Help Relieve Back Pain
Whether you have neck, back, arm or leg pain, spinal decompression therapy can be a great drug-free and non-surgical treatment. Research has shown that more than 80 percent of patients who used spinal decompression therapy for a study, had their pain symptoms relieved significantly.
The way spinal decompression works is by decompressing spinal discs and facet joints. This is done with the combined help of traction, distraction and body positioning.
Spinal decompression therapy can help treat or relieve pain in the following:
Herniated or bulging discs – when a soft part of the spinal disk is being pushed against exterior casing
Sciatica – when a herniated disc is pressing against sciatic nerve causing pain
Degenerative disc disease – a aging-related disease that causes pain in the discs between the vertebrae also known as osteoarthritis
Facet Syndrome – cause joint pain in your spine
Spinal stenosis – narrowing of the spine, usually occurs to people over age 50
Patients of post surgery
How Spinal Decompression Therapy Works
When going through spinal decompression therapy, you can expect around 20 sessions of about an hour each. Sometimes a significantly fewer amount of sessions are required. It really depends on the condition that is being dealt with.
Spinal decompression therapy stretches the spine by using a traction table or motorized device, with an overall focus on retracting or repositioning the herniated or bulging disc and applying low pressure to the disc, which will increase the amount of healing nutrients.
If you believe spinal decompression therapy is the solution for your back or neck pain, it is important to first consult with a chiropractor or other professional in the back injury field. From there you will be able to identify what type of treatment is best for you.