Is Spinal Decompression Therapy For You?
Do you experience abnormal aches in the various parts of the body? Is it easier said than done for you to maintain good posture? Is your normal series of activity restricted in any way? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it might all point towards a buried health-related problem – the misalignment of the spine.
What is Spinal Misalignment?
Regular wrong posture can cause spinal misalignment. This is when your spinal column gets used to the new normal, thus losing its original shape in the process. This in turn may cause strain and subsequent harm to the spinal cord. If your spine becomes damaged, it will lead to aches, limited activity and other similar problems.
Back pain is an extremely common complaint. Research shows that 4 out of 5 adults in the US complain of low back pain at least once in their life-time. It is an unbelievably common cause for people to visit a doctor or even miss work. The good news is that almost all back pain health-related problems are avoidable. It is also possible to treat back pain without surgery. For instance, spinal decompression therapy is one of the safest, most effective non-surgical ways to ease chronic neck pain and low back pain.
The spinal decompression therapy is a technique that involves a minor adjustment of the spinal misalignment mostly through physical manipulations and in extreme cases, mechanical manipulations.
It is a gentle and therapeutic stretching of the spinal code which eases strain on condensed vertebral discs. When a patient is set to undergo spinal decompression therapy, they lie on the spinal decompression table and loosen up while the chiropractor or the device in use applies some force to elongate the injured parts. When necessary, the device features a safety switch that lets the patient to instantly stop the stretching forces.
Non-Surgical spinal decompression is a mode of treatment that involves the elongation of the spine into its original shape. The spine is elongated and relaxed periodically in an orderly style. Physical force is applied physically or mechanically to adjust the position and shape of the spinal-code.
The theory is that this procedure builds up pressure within the disc itself, which is believed to have two potential benefits:
- Pulling the bulging or herniated disc material back inside the disc
- Promoting the pathway of therapeutic nutrients, into the spinal-code discs and promote a superior healing environment
This alleviates the unnecessary strain on the enclosed column and nerve cells that line the spinal column, which aid you to feel at ease.
How Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Is Done
The patient is usually fully clothed during the procedure. The doctor fits a harness around the pelvis of the patient. Another is fixed around the trunk of the patient. The patient then is requested to lie face up or face down on a computer-controlled tabletop. The doctor then controls the computer, tailoring the treatment to the patient’s specific needs.
It is a non-invasive procedure and requires that the patient attend several appointments before any positive difference is felt. A single treatment lasts for about 15-45 minutes. It is believed to be efficient in dealing with neck pains, back pains, spinal injuries and herniated discs. Nevertheless, patients with other pre-existing conditions such as tumors, osteoporosis, metal implants and fractures are warned not to have non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.
This technique is typically followed up by related treatments including ultrasound therapy, heat therapy, cold therapy and electrical stimulation therapy.
Call us at Chiro-Med today and get your free consultation and find out if spinal decompression therapy is right for you.