Spinal Decompression

When the back pain you’re feeling starts getting in the way of your daily routine, you might be exasperated. If you have tried various pain medications or other remedies, but the pain still lingers, it might be time to try spinal decompression therapy.
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What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression has two types – non-surgical decompression and surgical decompression. A specialist will discuss the difference between the two and what will be the most beneficial for you. When you undergo spinal decompression, either non-surgical or surgical, the goal is to stretch the spine to relieve any chronic back pain or leg pain you’re experiencing.

In non-surgical decompression, a motorized device or traction is used to stretch the spine gently. With that, the spine will be adjusted to its necessary position. This is a non-invasive treatment that can take the pressure off your spinal disks. This creates a negative force that allows herniated or bulgings disks to retract, taking pressure off your nerves and other places. From there, the flow of nutrients, water, and oxygen will be improved. This will promote faster healing of your spinal disks.
This is used for specific types of back pain. In most cases, surgery is the last option that professionals and patients choose. When non-surgical spinal decompression doesn’t work, surgery is considered to fix specific spinal problems like bony growth and ruptured disks.

What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Treat?

Licensed chiropractors or other medical professionals opt to do non-surgical spinal decompression to treat the following conditions:

Surgical spinal decompression is the last option to help treat symptoms caused by pressure on your nerves or spine, such as the following:

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Is Spinal Decompression for Everyone?

If you are suffering from any of the conditions that spinal decompression can treat, you should know that there are factors that a chiropractor should consider. Unfortunately, spinal decompression isn’t for everybody, especially for those that are pregnant.

Additionally, people who have the following conditions are not candidates for non-surgical spinal decompression:

You can always ask your trusted medical professional to make sure that you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy.

What Are the Risks of Surgical Spinal Decompression?

You should know that every treatment comes with risks. Surgical spinal decompression presents more risks compared to non-surgical decompression. These risks include the following:

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How Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Done?

If you are to undergo a non-surgical spinal decompression, the doctor or chiropractor will have you lie down on a table that is computer-operated. A harness will be fitted around your trunk and your pelvis. From there, you will undergo a course of treatment that is suited for your needs.

You may have to visit the chiropractor’s office for a number of sessions. After that, your chiropractor will recommend other types of treatment to improve your overall condition if needed. This includes but is not limited to cold or heat therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.

If you suffer from any symptoms of chronic back pain, we, at Advanced Chiropractors Group, can help direct you to the finest chiropractors in your area. You are more than welcome to consult with us to find the right treatment options for you.

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