Relieve Neck and Back Pain With Spinal Decompression Therapy

March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Roosevelt Smith

Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment for chronic neck and low back pain. It has saved thousands of people from having to undergo surgery or taking strong pain medications. With up to an 86% success rate, many patients have experienced dramatic pain relief and healing with this therapy.

Many medical doctors simply do not know how to treat chronic neck and back pain. They may write you a prescription for a strong painkiller but this only masks the symptoms and does not fix the problem. These strong medications can be addictive and may cause problems in the future. Other doctors may try to steer you toward surgery in an effort to relive back pain. While surgery may be effective in some cases, it is not always necessary. Considering the difficult recovery, time off of work and potential complications, surgery should only be a last resort.

People suffering from chronic neck and back pain who are looking for non-surgical treatment options often turn to a chiropractor for assistance. Chiropractors are experts at relieving neck and back pain without the use of surgery or drugs. They use gentle techniques that reduce pain and promote healing. They also make recommendations for lifestyle changes and exercises that will help strengthen the muscles and expand range of motion.

Some common lower back complaints include: herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica and acute or chronic back pain. Patients suffering from these conditions have found relief with spinal decompression therapy. The treatment is not only safe and painless, but also comfortable and relaxing. The course of therapy includes approximately 20 treatment sessions and is completed in about 35 days. Each procedure is performed with a unique, patent pending physio-therapeutic device and is administered by a certified clinician, specializing in back pain care. The treatment sessions are brief, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Each treatment consists of a physician prescribed treatment on the Spinal Decompression and is designed to provide static, intermittent, and cycling distraction forces to relieve pressures on structures that may be causing back pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it. This vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

Spinal decompression therapy relieves pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, and general neck and low back pain. Studies have concluded that at some time 80% of all Americans suffer from back pain, making spinal decompression therapy a much-needed component in the treatment of those conditions.

Spinal decompression traction therapy is an accepted medical procedure. It is covered by most health insurance. Keep in mind that your medical insurance may have constraints with regarding co-payments and prior authorization for therapy. These constraints would apply to spinal decompression as well. Ask your chiropractor’s office staff to assist you in filing with your insurance company.

Dr. Roosevelt Smith is a licensed chiropractor at HealthSource of Greensboro, NC. He uses a variety of procedures and techniques to treat disorders of the neck and back, soft tissue sprains and strains, non-surgical intervertebral disc lesions, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash associated disorders, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes, as well as headaches and migraines.

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Marco Abanico is a curator for DFWChiromassage Spine Blog and a chiropractor in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He is a leading authority on how to relieve spine pain easily and naturally. His clinic has helped thousands of patients put an end to their neck and back pain. If you are considering surgery for neck pain relief or if other forms of treatment have not worked, CALL US.

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