Spinal decompression has a big name, but it is actually a very simple treatment. This therapy option is available to help people who are suffering from neck pain or back pain due to damage or injury.
Decompression treatment forces all of the nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen into the affected discs to jump start the healing process. This therapy helps to promote the body’s natural mechanisms in order to bring pain relief into an area of need, without the risk of surgery or medication. It is important to properly address the root cause of the pain and resist covering it up with medication. Doing this can unfortunately create a long cycle of dependency that can last for years.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment, which is often used to treat a wide variety of painful conditions and injuries, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Car accident injury
- Workplace injury
- Personal injury
- Other degenerative conditions
During a usual visit, you will be asked to lie comfortably on a computerized table. A harness attached to the bottom of the table is wrapped around your hips, while the upper part of the body is secured to the top of the table. Once the motorized table is initiated, the upper part of the table will remain still as the bottom lower part will gently move back and forth.
This will help treat the cause of the pain you are experiencing, and help with potential long term relief. Spinal decompression treatments relieve pressure on tense muscles, compressed discs and vertebrae, compacted nerves, and more.
As adjustments for stretching and relaxation are made, the treatment progressively helps relieve pressure on the discs that sit between your vertebrae.
What are the Benefits?
There is a wide variety of benefits to spinal decompression therapy, including that it is:
- Completely painless and relaxing
- Does not take very long, about 45 minutes depending on the severity
Spinal decompression is also a less costly option than more commonly-known methods of treatment, and there are fewer side effects when using this form of therapy as opposed to surgery.
Surgery can cause major unfortunate side effects, including bleeding, blood clots, infection, and nerve damage. So, consider all of your pain relief options before making a final decision for treatment.
If you or a loved one are looking for pain relief with spinal decompression in Bakersfield, Shafter, Arvin, or any nearby city in California, call Envista Medical Neck and Back Center today at (661) 380-7222.