It can be tempting to ignore lower back pain and hope for it to magically resolve itself.
Unfortunately, that usually isn’t the case.
Back pain sufferers aren’t alone, in fact, it is reported that as many as two in three Americans experience some form of back pain. Of that group, about 37 percent didn’t seek help for the issue.
Those who have back pain know that it can affect almost every aspect daily life.
Ignoring the problem isn’t the answer, and surgery isn’t always the best choice but there are other alternatives.
Keep reading below to learn about spinal decompression and how it can help alleviate back pain.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Simply speaking, spinal decompression is a nonsurgical (though there is a surgical version as well) procedure.
During, the spine will be lightly stretched affecting the alignment and hopefully relieving negative stress in the back.
The person receiving the treatment will usually be fully clothed during the procedure.
They will be placed into a harness that will be located on two spots on the body, one usually being around the hips. The patient will be on a motorized table face up or face down depending on the back issues.
There are follow up treatments to the procedure which sometimes include hot and/or cold therapy, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, and stretching.
There should be no pain with the process.
What Does It Treat?
Spinal decompression is used to treat a variety of ailments.
Included in this list are the following:
- Back and neck pain (as well as resulting leg and arm pain)
- Posterior Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated disks
- Spinal disk injury
- Spinal nerve root issues
- And potentially more
Spinal decompression is not good for people who are pregnant, or people who have spinal artificial implants, and advanced osteoporosis.
Also those with current fractures, infections or tumors should not have the procedure. If in doubt about any conditions affecting the spinal decompression, consult with your chiropractor.
Why Go to a Chiropractor?
DIY treatments have an appeal to them, mainly due to their budget-friendly nature.
However, when dealing with something as delicate and vital as the structure and musculature within the back, it’s always a better idea to leave this to the professionals.
Chiropractors specialize in this area and are able to have more of a hands-on approach (pun intended) to treating back problems. This type of care isn’t always guaranteed with medical doctors.
We Can Help Alleviate Back Pain
A staggering 80 percent of people are estimated to experience back pain during their lifetime.
If you are currently one of those people experiencing back pain, and enough is enough, Lasting Health Solutions by Ballerini Chiropractic is here to help.
If you experience pain in other areas as well, we provide chiropractic care for those with:
- as well as various areas of the body
Back pain relief is possible through spinal decompression or other treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation to see how we can get you feeling better.