Back and neck pain has become increasingly common in today’s world. Many people go about their daily lives under the hidden stress of this painful experience. Some forgo treatment since often that requires the use of medications or invasive surgeries. However, there are some treatment options that are non-invasive and non-surgical.
Our doctors are experienced in non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. This advanced chiropractic treatment option has shown great success in alleviating pain, as well as other various benefits such as increased circulation and reduction of pressure on the nervous system.
Spinal decompression therapy involves the use of gentle stretches or force to separate the vertebrae. This separation opens up the spine to be healed naturally by the body’s own healing process. This traction and opening-up of the vertebrae can lead to a variety of benefits, even beyond pain relief.
For example, a bulging disc could be reduced, nerve pathways could expand, allowing for increased circulation and less irritation, muscles or tendons could be stretched, circulation could be improved, thereby allowing the body to flush out potentially harmful chemicals from the spinal area. Spinal decompression therapy offers benefits beyond pain relief and can enhance your body’s function and flow internally as well.
This procedure can help treat conditions including:
- herniated or bulging discs
- back pain
- neck pain
- shoulder pain
- arthritis pain
- degenerative disc disease
However, the following conditions may complicate a patient’s eligibility for non-surgical spinal decompression: tumors, metal plates in the spine, fractures, and advanced osteoporosis. Other treatment plans may be a more viable option for those experiencing any of those conditions.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy uses a motorized traction table to stretch the spine. To treat neck pain, for example, the patient would lie on their back with their neck cradled on the table. The lower end of the table begins to move back and forth at a moderate pace, adjusting the spine.
For lower back pain, a harness is attached to the patient at the patient’s hips. The end of the harness attaches to the end of the table. The lower half of the table begins to move back and forth, gently pulling apart and stretching the spine.
To an extent, discomfort should be expected. However, this procedure is not meant to be unbearably painful, and the discomfort should go away once the treatment session is over. The results from the stretching of the spine allow the body to naturally heal itself, relieve pain, increase the circulation of nutrients, and improve overall nervous system function.
Our overall treatment plans typically include exercise, personalized therapies, and other necessary incorporations. Our staff listens to your symptoms and develops these plans accordingly. Dr. Singh, our chiropractic doctor, is dedicated to helping patients overcome their pain and claim back their life. If you are interested in a free consultation to learn more about non-surgical spinal decompression, contact our office today!