If you’ve ever experienced back pain you know how debilitating it can be.
Millions of Americans who have chronic back pain are looking for a solution and many of the solutions available involve prescription drugs or surgery.
One of the big benefits of spinal decompression therapy is that it provides a non-invasive, medication-free option for people dealing with back pain.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a motorized traction therapy that gently stretches the spine. This results in a change of force and position of the spine which takes the pressure off of the spinal discs or nerves. This greatly benefits people with back pain as they age.
This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions. As you age, the discs that sit between the bones of your spine lose fluid and as a result, your spine compresses and you have less protection between each bone.
The gentle forces of spinal decompression therapy create a decompression of the spine to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. When you have spinal decompression therapy you'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of 15-18 minutes.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Most modern humans spend a lot of time sitting and that can lead to the spine compressing, wearing down the spinal discs, and degenerating over time. Decompressing the spine makes the spine less susceptible to this degeneration and breakdown and that’s just one of the benefits of spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require any medication and isn’t very time-consuming. It also gets fast results and many patients experience pain relief after their first session. That’s much faster than any kind of spinal surgery and it doesn’t have the recovery time associated with surgery either.
Instead of simply covering up the pain with pain medication, spinal decompression provides natural pain relief by reducing the amount of pressure on the spine. This means that back pain isn’t just covered up for the time a pill lasts, it’s eradicated by dealing with the source of the issue. Not having to worry about addictive painkillers or side effects is one of the major benefits of spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression benefits patients with common issues like sciatica, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome. While spinal decompression therapy works for many people, it isn’t a good fit for pregnant women, patients with broken vertebrae or any sort of spinal implant, or patients who have had spinal fusion or a failed back surgery.
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