Spinal decompression is gaining popularity for its effectiveness and non-invasive nature. However, not everybody is a suitable candidate for this therapy.

Non-invasive spinal decompression is a revolutionary therapy that can treat even the most painful low back pain, numbness, tingling, radiculopathy, spondylosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, degenerative disc problems, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and cervical pain. It is also proving effective for resolving soft tissue injuries in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. FDA-approved spinal decompression therapy uses mechanical traction to gently decompress the spine and relieve nerve pressure. This drug-free approach can also work as an alternative to surgery.

As beneficial as spinal decompression can be, it is not the appropriate treatment for every person with back pain. A professional healthcare center that specializes in offering this treatment can tell you if you are a suitable candidate for it.

Locate the Right Healthcare Facility

If you have chronic back pain, your first concern should be to get medical treatment. If you think that spinal decompression treatment can relieve your pain, locate a professional healthcare facility that offers this therapy. The pain management specialists at the facility will first determine if spinal decompression can work for you. If you are the right candidate for the treatment, you can be assured of a personalized treatment plan with this unique therapy. If not, these specialists would be able to offer other options to help resolve your condition. The greatest advantage of approaching the right healthcare center is that you benefit from the expert consultation with qualified and experienced physicians.

Get the Right Reason for Your Back Pain

At a professional multi-specialty healthcare facility, the first step is proper diagnosis of the patient’s issue. The thorough assessment would cover your medical history, physical condition and nature and intensity of the pain. Advanced diagnostic modalities such as an MRI scan may be used to find the root cause of your pain. This will help to pinpoint your problem and decide if you are the right candidate for spinal decompression therapy or not.

Contraindications to Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spinal decompression is not recommended for patients with the following conditions

  • Myelitis or fractures
  • Spinal cancer or infection
  • Spinal instability
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Have metal or other surgical implants in the spinal area to be treated
  • People with genetic or age-related healing impairments

Spinal Decompression Benefits for the Right Candidate

An FDA-approved therapy, spinal decompression therapy offers many benefits for the right candidate. It can reverse nerve impairment, reduce loading of the spine and mend affected spinal discs to help relieve arm, leg or back pain. Most patients get back to their daily activities without much hassle. At the right healthcare center, spinal decompression treatment is often supplemented with passive therapies to enhance results.

Author's Bio: 

Igor Stiler is a medical consultant at HealthQuest, an established multi-specialty health care center based in Brooklyn New York. We provide effective spinal decompression services to help achieve long-term functional restoration - quickly and painlessly.