Whether mild or severe, if you live with chronic neck or lower back pain, and are looking for a painless, drug-free, and non-invasive treatment, spinal decompression may be your solution.
Spinal decompression provides relief to people living with severe back and neck pain by gently reducing the pressure within the spinal discs – the cushions that protect your spinal joints and vertebrae during movement.
A bulging, herniated or “slipped” disc can cause intense, disabling pain by pressing against the spinal nerves.
Herniated discs most commonly occur in the lower back but can also occur in the neck. The signs and symptoms are:
It is important to remember you may have a herniated disc and be unaware of it, showing up on spinal images in patients with now symptoms. Regular checkups from a chiropractor can help detect problems early before they become severe.
With spinal decompression, spinal vertebrae are slowly and gently separated using a computer-controlled decompression table.
As the vertebrae are separated, pressure is slowly reduced within the disc until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside.
This reduces the disc bulge or herniation and the pressure on the nerve, in turn reducing pain and lack of mobility.
Spinal decompression sessions typically last for about 20 minutes. Most people feel pain relief with as few as 6-12 treatments (Left untreated, it can take three to six months (or longer) to recover from a herniated disc). Whether you have neck pain or lower back pain related to a herniated disc, the most effective course is spinal decompression therapy.
It is important to remember that decreasing or subsiding pain does not infer that your discs and spine are healed, so it’s critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of the decompression therapy.
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