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Spinal Decompression

Spinal DecompressionTreat your low back pain naturally with spinal decompression.

Back pain is recorded as the single leading cause of disability worldwide, leading to millions of people having to take off time from work and prevents them from living their day-to-day lives. With back pain being such a common occurrence, it comes as no surprise that there are dozens of different treatment methods available to help patients find relief. For those looking to avoid surgery and the use of pain medications, spinal decompression may be worth trying.

Spinal Decompression Naturally Treats Several Causes of Back Pain

From misalignments to herniated discs – spinal decompression can help.

Most patients don’t understand that back pain isn’t a condition; it’s the symptom of one. In fact, common conditions that cause back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated/Bulging discs
  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Facet Syndrome

For conditions such as sciatica, bulging and herniated discs, spinal decompression is an excellent treatment option because it works to realign the spine into its natural positioning. It helps return herniated discs back to their proper placement and relieves patients from nerve compression that could contribute to their back pain symptoms.

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression therapy can be done manually by a trained chiropractor; however, a special motorized table is used in most cases. These tables, known as traction tables, are programmed to help gently stretch the patient’s spine.

During Spinal Decompression Therapy, a patient will be required to lay down on the table while the chiropractor or physical therapist secures them to the table, ensuring their safety. Once secure, the table will begin to gently stretch the patient’s spine.

This stretching will create a vacuum of sorts, allowing essential nutrients to easily flow to the damaged area while pulling any herniated discs back into their natural positioning. Over time this allows the disc to scar over and heal.

Patients often state that they begin to feel almost immediate relief from the pressure and pain in their back; however, several sessions are usually needed to experience lasting relief.

Does Spinal Decompression Work for Everyone?

While spinal decompression helps many find the relief they need from their back pain, some people should avoid this particular treatment method, including those:

  • Who are pregnant
  • Who may have a tumor in or around the spine
  • With metal implants in the spine
  • With severe osteoporosis
  • With an abdominal aortic aneurysm

To determine whether you are an ideal candidate for spinal decompression, Dr Moss will perform a detailed physical examination as well as discuss your full health history. Depending on what Dr Moss sees in your history or during your exam, they may require digital images to be taken to make sure nothing abnormal would deem you an unfit candidate for this procedure.

Spinal Decompression in Inverness, FL

If you’ve started experiencing more frequent or prolonged back pain, sciatica then you may be an ideal candidate for spinal decompression therapy.

If you think spinal decompression could help you find the relief you need, then contact us today.