Spinal Decompression For Bulging / Herniated Discs
When a disc in the spine is damaged, it may break open or it may bulge therefore becoming a herniated disc. A herniated disc is something that can cause immense pain, a numbing sensation and weakness in the area in which the nerve travels in the body. This occurs because the herniated disc is applying pressure onto nerve roots. The pain can be experienced anywhere from the lower back, in the buttock and into the legs as well; this is referred to as sciatica.
The spinal vertebrae are cushioned by spongy, small discs and when they are healthy, they act as a shock absorber in the spine. Any disc can become a herniated disc; however most herniated discs occur in the lower spine. Some may occur in the neck and even though rare, they can occur in the thoracic spine (upper back).
There is no escaping the pain that a bulging herniated disc can inflict. Many people end of on prescription medication for pain management and in more severe cases, surgery. There is another option.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive medical treatment that helps to relieve the pressure on one or several pinched nerves on the spinal column. Although there is a surgical procedure for this, there is a non-surgical method. This procedure has assisted many people in treating pain induced from a bulging / herniated disc (as well as disc herniation, sciatica and other back ailments). This is simply advanced traction that has an advanced understanding of human physiology. Spinal decompression allows the health care practitioner to treat specific spinal segments and the treatment alternates accordingly between careful stretching and relaxing. This method has helped countless patients to realign their spine and eliminate pain.
Will This Treatment Be Uncomfortable?
No, in fact spinal decompression therapy is actually quite gentle. The system used is computerized; therefore tiny increments are applied until maximum setting has been achieved. Once achieved, there is release. The patient will mild to moderate pulling sensation.
Results will vary from person-to-person based on several factors. Some people respond well and will notice a difference a lot faster than others. Also, there will be some patients who will require maintenance treatments to ensure results are maintained.
There is a plethora of research out there that indicates spinal decompression therapy is effective. However, it is important to know that this form of treatment is not for everyone. If an individual has severe osteoporosis, is severely obese or if a woman is in the advanced stages of pregnancy then this is not recommended. Also, if a person has had spinal surgery and has instrumentations (metal plates, cages, etc.) then this is not a treatment option.
Chiro-Med Rehab Centre has qualified health professionals who are fully trained in providing spinal decompression for bulging / herniated discs. If you want to find out more information about this incredible way to treat pain, please visit Chiro-Med online. Chiro-Med Rehab Centre has a walk-in clinic conveniently located at 10144 Yonge Street, just north of Major MacKenzie Drive in the heart of Richmond Hill. Call 905-918-0419 for more information or to book a consultation.