Has someone said you need surgery on your back or neck? Before you commit to surgery, learn about an alternative, effective, non-surgical treatment program. Spinal Decompression Therapy is an alternative for a variety of disc-related problems. It is also an affordable option for treatment.
Who needs decompression therapy?
Painful conditions you might need decompression therapy for include:
- Degenerative discs
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
Doctors usually recommend surgery, pain management, or physical therapy for painful spinal problems like these. If you’ve tried other options without enough relief, try a therapy that actually works.
Disc compression increases pressure in your back that leads to compromise and even the possibility of nuclear material extruding. Research shows that this disc problem is responsible for pain in your lower back, legs, neck, and even arms.
How decompression works?
Your spine doesn’t have many veins or arteries, so it doesn’t get fresh blood and oxygen every time your heart beats. Research proves decompression restores nutrients to your spine that enhance healing.
With spinal decompression therapy, your physical therapist can isolate the disc causing problems and place it under pressure, creating a vacuum. The vacuum sucks any extruded nuclear material back into the disc. It also stimulates blood supply and the healing process. The result? Pain reduction and proper healing.
What conditions do decompression not work for?
Decompression therapy is not recommended for women who are pregnant, patients suffering from severe osteoporosis, those with disc fragmentation, and patients with severe obesity or nerve damage. In some cases, it’s not recommended for patients over 70. Regardless, every patient is tested individually.
How often are decompression treatments recommended and how long is each session?
Each session of decompression therapy lasts about 45 minutes and could also include spinal stabilization exercises. Experts recommend that you attend decompression therapy three times a week for up to 18-30 sessions.
How effective is decompression therapy?
Clinical research finds over 85% of patients have pain relief. Neurological Research magazine reported in its April 1998 issue that 92% of 778 cases studied showed improvement when using decompression therapy.
Can I try decompression therapy if I’ve already tried surgery?
If you have experienced a failed spinal surgery, you can still try spinal decompression therapy. This therapy helps most people with neck or lower back pain regardless of whether they’ve had surgery. A certified physical therapist will take your health history and perform a physical exam to decide if you are a candidate for decompression therapy.
Are you tired of the constant back or neck pain or sciatica? Have you tried many resources and become frustrated that no one is taking your problems seriously? Do you feel like nothing works even though you’ve tried numerous treatments? Did your doctor say you need surgery, but you want other options?
Pleasantview Physiotherapy may help. Spinal decompression is an amazing back pain relief therapy from Edmonton that actually works. Call our office today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you ease or eliminate your back or neck pain today.