Decompression is a powerful modality for treating back pain
In cases of severe spinal injury, in which the back pain is excruciating and omnipresent, surgical decompression therapy is used to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Because of the difficulty in determining the degree to which it will actually alleviate back pain, surgical decompression is a last-resort therapy. Nonsurgical decompression, on the other hand, is a form of motorized traction that changes the position of the spine to alleviate pressure in the spinal discs. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we use nonsurgical decompression to help people with the following conditions find relief:
- Persistent back pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
How does decompression treat your back pain?
Decompression treats your back pain by using motorized traction to gently stretch the spine, effectively changing its position to alleviate excessive pressure on the spinal discs. The therapy utilizes a specialized table that is controlled by computer. Depending on your back pain, you will either be face down or face up, and harnesses are gently placed around the torso and pelvis to keep you on the table. Using a computer, we then stretch the spine with the objective of creating negative intradiscal pressure, allowing intervertebral discs to rehydrate and heal. Treatments take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Can your back benefit from decompression therapy in Sacramento?
If you have been suffering from nerve-related back pain for an extendend period of time, nonsurgical decompression therapy should be a consideration. The mitigation of pain and improvement of symptoms with this conservative therapy is considered a good indicator of success post-surgery if you do decide to go the surgical route. If you are interested in finding out more about the role of nonsurgical decompression therapy in treating back pain, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.