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Spinal Decompression Therapy

As part of an effective method to help treat patients with chronic back painspinal decompression therapy is often used by chiropractors. When it comes to therapy and chiropractic treatment, non-invasive methods are a natural course of action which doesn’t have the side effects of medication for chronic back pain.

Spinal decompression – What is it?

When pain happens due to bad posture, injury or wear and tear of the muscles and joints, it can result in difficulty moving and completing tasks. Physical movement can become very painful and when it is a lasting pain or a chronic condition, long-term use of pain medication could pose various side effects to the patient.

Spinal decompression is a technique that “lifts” or “releases” pressure off the nerves in the spine. There are a lot of gentle back flexing and adjustments that the chiropractor will do to help the patient feel pain relief in the spine.

Who can get spinal decompression treatment?

This non-invasive chiropractic therapy approach makes the spinal decompression technique safe for patients of all ages. Children, adults, and seniors won’t receive the same degree of pressure and adjustments to the spine because their bodies are different. With babies and seniors, the approach of the spine is very gentle and gradual.

Spinal decompression therapy for back pain and pain relief

What conditions do chiropractors use for non-surgical neurological spinal decompression?

Doctors of chiropractic use neurological spinal decompression treatment for the management of but not limited to the following:

Facet joint syndrome
Facet joint syndrome is when the patient experiences pain within their spine and it affects the vertebra and the cushioning in-between. Facet joint syndrome can include lumbar, thoracic, and cervical facet joint syndrome.

Herniated discs (slipped-disc)
This is the biological term used to describe the “bulging” of the soft inner parts of the spinal bones running along the spine which can lead to excessive back pain and neck pain. When patients are dealing with a herniated disc it can often restrict their regular motion of the spine. There can also be tingling and a sense of weakness in the areas of the nerves affected of the spinal region.

Sciatica
Sciatica causes pain along the nerve running down the back of the leg and sometimes it affects both legs at the same time. While this is so, walking can become difficult and chiropractors would use spinal decompression as the treatment for this or another form of spinal adjustment.

Non surgical spinal decompression therapy

How is the treatment of neurological or spinal decompression carried out by chiropractors?

There are various ways for a chiropractor to perform spinal decompression treatment on their patients. Sometimes electrical currents are used to help contract and stimulate certain muscles affected by the pain.

Other equipment that a chiropractor may use if they are focused on decompressing the spine is heat. This requires an ultrasound-like machine that generates heat within the region. Cold therapy is another option for the decompression of the spine.

What to do next
If you have continuous back pain and neck pain there is a treatment that you need- an effective, yet non-invasive way to cope and manage, then spinal decompression therapy is the treatment that may be for you. Speak to your chiropractor for advice and to have a consultation to thoroughly assess what treatment is required for back pain and spine.

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