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Back pain can really mess up your life. It limits your mobility and can make life miserable. There are many different types of back pain with many different causes and possible cures and treatments. One common solution for various back problems is surgery, but depending on the type of pain and injury, some people can avoid surgery and explore less invasive therapeutic options instead.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Surgery is hard on your body and may require a painful recovery, and can even be dangerous. Another option people are increasingly turning to is spinal decompression therapy.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical procedure that can help relieve back pain by gently stretches the spine using a type of motorized traction. Decompression changes the force and the position of one’s spine. The therapy alleviates pressure on the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions that sit between the bones in the spine.

Decompression puts pressure on the spinal discs, which can cause bulging or herniated disks to retract, increasing the pressure on the nerves that run along the spine. As a result, decompression therapy helps to increase the flow of water, oxygen, and other nutrient-rich fluids through the disks, allowing them to heal.

What does spinal decompression therapy help?

Spinal decompression therapy can be useful in reducing pain caused by a number of back problems as well as aiding flexibility and mobility. Conditions and ailments that can be helped by spinal decompression therapy include:

  • General back and neck pain
  • Sciatica – a pain and or weakness that extends down to the leg
  • Herniated or bulging disks
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Posterior Facet Syndrome – a painful condition caused by worn spinal joints
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

An attractive alternative

The above list are ailments for which spinal decompression therapy has been clinically proven to be helpful in treating. There are many other ailments which might well benefit from spinal decompression therapy. More research is needed on these topics, but spinal decompression therapy has been successfully used by many to treat myriad issues as an alternative to:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Limited rest
  • Steroid injections
  • Bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture

If a doctor or physiotherapist has suggested any of the above, but you desire an alternative form of treatment, spinal decompression therapy might be right for you. To learn more, please contact us today!

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