Spinal decompression is an FDA-approved treatment that can provide effective relief from back pain. Here is a brief overview of this unique non-invasive therapy.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a novel therapy that can heal seemingly untreatable and painful spinal complaints. This is good news because back pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced by adults. It can be due to one or a combination of various factors such as a strain in the ligaments or muscles, injuries to the nerves, or disc herniation. For many patients, spinal decompression is proving an effective alternative to surgery.

Spinal Decompression Therapy – Wide Scope

The aim of this treatment is to reduce pressure on the affected spinal disc to reverse nerve damage, reduce the stress on the spine and treat the damaged discs. It is proving effective to treat the following back pain related issues:

  • Herniated discs in the lower back
  • Pinched nerve
  • Low back disc bulge
  • Facet arthropathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain following surgery
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Spondylosis

A proper diagnosis of the reason for the back pain is necessary before treatment. At an established healthcare center, patients have to undergo a detailed history evaluation, physical exam, and diagnostic tests before treatment commences.

The Procedure

Non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is performed using a spinal decompression machine. A form of traction that works through phases of distraction and relaxation, the procedure separates the spinal disc and creates a vacuum within it by applying a negative pressure. The vacuum pulls back the herniated material into the disc, and stimulates blood supply and healing. A typical session lasts about 20-25 minutes session.

The effectiveness of spinal decompression can be improved through the administration of other passive therapies such as ultrasound, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), heat/cold applications, injections, and more.

Advantages of Treatment at a Professional Healthcare Center

As a drug-free treatment that involves minimal discomfort, spinal decompression can provide considerable relief from back pain and help patients greatly enhance functional mobility.

A professional multi-specialty healthcare centre is the ideal place for spinal decompression therapy. A reputable health care center will draw upon multidisciplinary expertise from a team of back pain management specialists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and neurologists to provide a customized treatment based on each person’s specific requirements. Qualified and responsible support personnel will be at hand to deliver end-to-end care. The right healthcare center would also provide suggestions on how patients can maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent the possibility of future re-injury.

Author's Bio: 

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