Spinal Decompression Therapy Specialist Q&A
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What is non-invasive spinal decompression?
Does spinal decompression really work?
How long should you do spinal decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy has surged in popularity over the past few years as a non-surgical solution to back pain. The discs between the vertebrae of the spine do not naturally receive nutrients and oxygen and must be introduced. Spinal decompression provides this by allowing nutrients and oxygen into the disc, just as it allows for the removal of metabolic waste.
If you have been having persistent low back pain, you may feel as though you have tried everything. Many of us who suffer from this long-lasting and debilitating condition have tried therapy from physiotherapy, massage therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths to no avail. It leaves us to wonder if we will ever find any relief. Another option that is less well-known is non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a therapy that helps you stretch out your back and tries to decrease stress on your joints. The premise behind spinal decompression therapy is that by inducing traction through a highly computerized machine on your lower back, spinal decompression helps to decrease pressure on the discs between your vertebrae. This is important because it can help people who have disc bulges or disc herniation by decreasing pressure on nerves and reducing symptoms. Understanding how and what spinal decompression is, will allow you to make an informed decision on whether you should use spinal decompression therapy.
The nature of the lack of blood cells in the discs requires that a disc obtain its nutrients and oxygen by imbibition, which is also essential for the removal of metabolic waste products. The appropriate disc levels are gently and painlessly distracted to achieve a negative pressure within the disc with spinal decompression’s precise, computer-controlled tension. As they draw in moisture and nutrients from the surrounding body tissues, the negative pressure created in the nucleus pulposus allows compressed discs to be reoxygenated, rehydrated, and renutrified as well as assist in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs.
At the start of each session, you will be comfortably secured with a harness devised to accomplish optimal decompression of the low back or neck. As your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure during a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. While some patients with majorly injured discs have reported light discomfort during the first couple of treatment sessions, their discomfort typically abates upon following visits. An extra safety feature is the patient safety switch, which allows you to stop at any point should you feel discomfort. Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Typically, a spinal decompression treatment consists of about twelve to twenty sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. During the first few treatment sessions, many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms, and after completion of their prescribed treatment program, most experience dramatic pain relief.
If you or someone you know is experiencing back pain and does not want to undergo surgery, spinal decompression therapy could be the right solution for you! Come to Max Center for Health, where our kind and professional staff are here to help you heal! To speak with one of our specialists, contact our office today. Visit us online or simply call us to book an appointment. We serve patients from Powell OH, Dublin OH, Worthington OH, Westerville OH, Hilliard OH, and Delaware OH.