Spinal Decompression Therapy Question and Answers
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What is spinal decompression therapy?
Back pain is troublesome. And we all know how much it can disrupt our lives. You may think that there is nothing available that will bring relief; however, spinal decompression therapy is worth looking into with a doctor who will outline its benefits and how it might be right for you. Nonsurgical spinal decompression involves a motorized traction that might reduce back pain, and works gently by stretching the spine, which changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between your bones and spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. Herniated or building discs may retract, therefore taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine, which in turn helps promote movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so that they can heal.
What does spinal decompression treat?
Through the use of innovative computer aided technology, spinal decompression helps treat symptoms of back pain and neck pain caused from bulging herniated, degenerated slipped discs. This technology has been around for the last decade and is impressive tech that helps treat pain, and it is now considered an ideal alternative to surgery for people who suffer from herniated, bulging, degenerated, and slipped discs. When physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and pain pills don’t do the job, most patients report feeling a dramatic reduction in four to six weeks of receiving spinal decompression. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved technology treats symptoms of back pain due to bulging disks, pinched nerves, sciatica, also known as leg pain, herniated disks, bulging disks, spinal stenosis, and even post-surgical pain.
How does it work?
Spinal decompression is achieved by utilizing a specific combination of force of pull, angle in degree of pull and varying time in order to create a negative pressure inside the discs of the spinal cord. The reversal of pressure creates a vacuum inside the disc that helps to draw in bulging discs and extruded disc material back into place, therefore taking pressure off the irritated or pinched nerves. Experts believe that oxygen, fluids, and nutrients are drawn into the disc to create a revitalized environment that helps healing for both degenerated and herniated discs. A patient’s body weight, level of severity, tolerance, and duration of symptom’s will help a spinal decompression specialist determine the right treatment plan based on your needs, which helps ensure longer lasting results.
How many treatments would I need?
Every patient’s treatment plan is special and unique to their circumstances, symptoms, level of pain, and the specific condition being treated. A typical spinal decompression treatment may consist of about 12-20 sessions over a four-to-six-week period, and some conditions may require fewer visits, and some more visits. Many patients enjoy pain relief during the first few sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief following completion of their treatment program.
The treatment is relaxing and safe, according to patients and doctors. Some patients experience some mild discomfort during the first few sessions, but it subsides with frequent visits, and each treatment lasts about 30 minutes. The success rate is high for spinal compression therapy. Doctors report that a large number of patients start seeing relief within the first week, while a larger number of patients report significant relief between 4-6 weeks. You will qualify for spinal decompression based on the following conditions: 18 years of age, persistent pain from arthritis, recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old, back pain lasting for more than three weeks, and diagnosis of a bulging, herniated or degenerated disc. Most patients do not experience side effects to the treatment. If anything, you might feel a full, achy soreness for a week or two as your body gets used to stretching and decompressing. We serve patients from Gulf Breeze FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Navarre FL, Mary Ester FL, Milton FL, Pace FL, Cantonment FL, and Fort Walton FL.