If you have issues with your back or neck and aren’t interested in invasive surgical procedures or pain medication, spinal decompression may be a solution that could help. Many people with spinal issues look for more gentle treatments that don’t have side effects or long recovery times, and decompression has been shown to alleviate spinal discomfort caused by a range of different conditions.
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Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Aside from being a non-surgical and drug-free treatment for spinal pain and lack of mobility, spinal decompression also offers other benefits. As your spine is stretched, your discs receive oxygen and nutrients that may not have been getting there previously. Fluid is brought to your discs to restore their natural shape and rehydrate them.
Some of the benefits our patients receive include:
- Long term pain relief
- Improved mobility and range of motion
- Improved sleep
- Enhanced quality of life
- Fewer mood swings
- Better athletic performance
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is the gentle treatment and form of traction that stretches your spine. It helps restore the correct amount of space between your vertebrae. We accomplish this using a motorized table that is separated into two different parts. After you get on the table, we wrap a harness around your hips and then attach it to the bottom section of the table. Once your upper body is secured to the table the lower half of the table gently moves back and forth to stretch your spine. When your discs are misaligned or out of place there is often added pressure on the nerves and tissues that run down the length of your spinal cord. Naturally, this causes pain that can interfere with your daily activities.
The fact that spinal decompression does not rely on surgical procedures or pain medication to work means you don’t have to worry about any of the potential issues that can come up with those treatments. Having surgery on your back or neck is highly invasive and risky. Leaving you open to the possibility of infection. Surgery also requires a lengthy rehabilitation process. Using pain medication simply covers up the discomfort. Once it wears off you’ll have to start the cycle again. Spinal decompression helps to treat the underlying cause of your sore back or neck. This gives you a better opportunity to find long-term relief.
To learn more about spinal decompression in Augusta, Evans, Martinez, or any nearby area, give us a call at (706) 860-3355 to set up a free consultation today. We will examine your spine and come up with a treatment plan designed to get the results you need.