If you suffer from chronic back pain, you are well aware that it impacts all areas of life, often making it difficult to function. Long-term pain doesn’t just hurt and make it difficult to perform activities but can be incredibly distracting. Many people turn to spinal decompression, a treatment that can reduce their uncomfortable, sometimes excruciating symptoms.
Why spinal rejuvenation therapy?
Nonsurgical decompression, also called spinal rejuvenation, is a form of traction using a motorized device to alleviate back pain by stretching the spine. In turn, the spine achieves better alignment, removing the amount of load on the disks, which essentially act as padding between the vertebrae. Back pain relief naturally follows.
“As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine,” advised WebMD. “This, in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.”
This form of therapy is used by doctors for those experiencing:
· Chronic back pain or sciatica, the latter of which involves pain radiating down from the lumbar spine to the buttocks and back of your legs.
· Herniation or other disk damage
· Deterioration of the joints in your back (known as posterior facet syndrome)
· Unhealthy or damaged nerve roots within the spine.
What is the spinal decompression process?
This therapy is simple and relatively fast. Your clothes remain on throughout treatment. You are strapped into two harnesses, one at your trunk and the other at your pelvis. You are positioned looking straight up or straight down on a table operated by the doctor, via a specialized computer system.
One instance of therapy typically takes 30 or 40 minutes to complete. The progress of recovery varies from individual to individual, but patients may need as many as four treatments a week for six weeks or so. Chiropractors often pair spinal rejuvenation therapy with other treatments, such as:
· Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) – Electrodes are placed on the skin, and an electrical current is sent into the painful joint area. Advocates say this reduces pain by interrupting the signals being sent to the brain.
· Therapeutic ultrasound – “The sound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local tissues,” explained Physical Therapy Web. “This vibration or cavitation can cause a deep heating locally, though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient.”
Achieving back pain relief
Do you have chronic pain in your neck or back? Or are you diagnosed with sciatica? Patients of our spinal rejuvenation program experience pain relief, postural correction, nervous system enhancement, and improved mobility.
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