Millions of Americans live with chronic back pain and have sought relief through various avenues to no avail. General practitioners can only do so much regarding the spine, and often recommend daily medication to receive any alleviation. Sufferers have also opted for invasive spinal surgery to get some sort of comfort. Thankfully, there is a non-invasive treatment option that doesn’t require surgery or daily pain pills. Spinal decompression therapy is a viable opportunity for people with chronic back pain.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is performed by a medical professional who utilizes advanced spinal equipment. The professionals use specialized traction tables that are motorized and lengthen the spine, and add slight tension. A compressed spine has limited blood flow causing inflammation and pain down the spine. Spinal decompression therapy applies traction which in return promotes blood flow offering alleviation. While patients have reported immediate relief after one session, most require several sessions. It all depends on the individual and the severity of the condition.
Spinal decompression therapy often gets confused with general chiropractic adjustments and services. Chiropractic adjustments involve applying controlled force to a specific joint in the spine, while spinal decompression uses the traction table to stabilize your waist and stretch the spine.
Who Can Benefit From Spinal Decompression Therapy?
There are several conditions that spinal decompression therapy can treat and provide relief. Some of the common reasons patients seek spinal decompression therapy include:
- Bulging disks
- Degenerative discs
- Herniated disks
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
There are some restrictions as to who is a good candidate for this therapy. The doctor will access the spine and might ask for advanced images to better show the severity of the injury. Once the doctor is able to get a better understanding of the cause of pain, a treatment plan will be in place. Those who usually don’t qualify for spinal decompression therapy are or have:
- Pregnant women
- Severe osteoporosis
- Received spinal surgery implanting screws, metal plates, or hardware
- Severe nerve damage
- Metastatic cancer
- Disc space infections
Alleviate Back Pain With BioCure
Living with chronic back pain can become debilitating and make day-to-day activities difficult to achieve. Regular chiropractic adjustments or pain injections might not give the much needed relief as spinal decompression therapy can offer. Non-surgical decompression therapy is a great natural alternative to invasive therapies and daily pain medication.
At BioCure, we understand the importance of a healthy spine and how an injured back can hinder every aspect of life. Call us today to learn more about the conditions spinal decompression therapy can treat and whether you’re an eligible candidate.