CHIROPRACTIC CARE – NON SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
The benefits of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy have been used to treat disc injuries in the neck and low back. This procedure gently separates the vertebrae from each other which creates a vacuum inside the individual discs that are identified as the problem areas. The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated disc into the inside of that disc thereby away from the nerve root. The movement is microscopic with each treatment but over four to six weeks; the ending result is significant.
Over a series of visits, the cycles of decompression encourage the diffusion of water, oxygen and fluids from outside the discs to inside. These fluids help to heal the damaged or torn disc fibers.
Non-surgical spinal decompression has proven successful at treating the following conditions:
radiating arm pain
degenerative disc disease
With non-surgical spinal decompression, the patient now has an option to alleviate the neck pain and back pains that they typically experience after a disc injury. These pains can also be present with a patient who is experiencing degeneration of the disc.
Non-surgical decompression therapy can also alleviate the pain associated with a pinched nerve, slipped disc and bulging disc. Usually caused by spinal misalignment (subluxation), the pinched nerve (neural impingement) can cause a patient pain that can dramatically impact their ability to carry on their day to day activities.
Back surgery can be an expensive procedure and may not offer the best chances for correction. Prior to back surgery and as an alternative to the procedure, Waterside Chiropractic patients have found positive results through Decompression Therapy.
Let’s take a minute and discuss what the surgery would consist of for most patients. In a typical situation, in a lumbar decompression surgery (“lumbar” means lower spine, the area between the lowest rib and the pelvis), a piece of bone is removed to give the nerve root more space to heal correctly.
While these surgeries are often successful, they can also be very expensive, and also carry several significant risk factors. First, in any major surgery, there is risk of infection, extensive blood loss, or blood clotting. However, from time to time, complications from the surgery can and do arise. When this unfortunate event occurs it can sometimes cause the nerve itself to be further damaged. Other considerations during surgery can include, depending on the individual, the potential for a patient to suffer an allergic reaction to the anesthesia that’s administered prior to the surgery.
Let’s just say everything goes perfect, surgical patients are in the hospital or surgery center for up to four and five days with follow up appointments to remove stitches, deal with any complications or infection, and a long rehabilitative period.
Surgery can be a serious undertaking for the patient.
Decompression Therapy, The non-invasive option –
At Waterside Chiropractic, we help patients every day with our non-invasive, out patient non-surgical spinal decompression that can achieve spinal decompression without the risks or travails of a surgical procedure. Our well-educated practitioners use targeted myofascial (myo-muscle and fascial- tissue) release techniques and other forms of therapy to help address every aspect of a spinal misalignment, which in turn, provide immediate pain relief for neck and back pain and the corresponding symptoms.
So if you’re experiencing severe pain or other signs of disc injury or spinal stenosis (the narrowing of the space surrounding the spinal cord), and painkillers haven’t been particularly effective, give us a call at Waterside Chiropractic. We want to help you in your journey towards health and wellness, so that you and your spine can successfully decompress.