Out of the many different treatment techniques a doctor of chiropractic can turn to when helping a patient find relief from their pain or immobility, spinal decompression therapy has got to be by far one of the most misunderstood, yet surprisingly effective and beneficial, methods of treatment.
According to a post by Spine Health, spinal decompression is a non surgical process of improving the health of a patient’s spinal column. Here are a few other key facts to know about non surgical spinal decompression therapy, and how it may be beneficial for you to try out.
Spinal decompression is very similar in its approach to that of spinal traction, which has been used in many chiropractic offices over the last century or so. The goal of spinal decompression treatment therapy is to bring much needed pain relief to a patient who may be experiencing aches and pains as the result of a car accident, traumatic fall, or chronic pain related condition such as arthritis or sciatica. Patients with herniated or degenerating discs have also been known to benefit greatly from spinal decompression therapy.
How exactly does spinal decompression therapy work to improve the health and wellness of the body? This treatment method creates a kind of pressure within the discs of the spinal column that promote a healthy re-positioning of the spine and its discs into a proper alignment. When the spinal column is misaligned for any reason, a person will often experience inflammation and pain in the back as a result. Spinal decompression therapy aims to not only bring lasting relief from this pain, but also to completely fix it so that it does not return later on.
During a session that involves the use of spinal decompression therapy, a doctor of chiropractic will stretch the spinal column using some sort of motorized device, such as a traction table, which is the type of device that is most commonly used in these situations. This stretching technique is not as torturous as it may sound; in fact, a large multitude of back pain patients often report feeling significantly better after a round of spinal decompression therapy treatment for their back pain.
If you are still unsure about the method of spinal decompression therapy, and whether it can help you, be sure to talk with your doctor of chiropractic about it to get more information on the matter.
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