The Spinal Decompression services at San Diego Neuropathy & Non-Surgical Spine Center can help avoid surgery. Some factors such as aging, injury, or disease can cause the alignment or structure of the spine to change creating pressure on the nerves. The symptoms associated with this pressure are numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and increased back or neck pain.
The most common reason why people visit a doctor is back pain. Over the course of their lifetime, approximately 85 percent of the population will experience acute or chronic back pain. The difference between acute back pain is when it starts suddenly and lasts a few days or weeks, whereas, chronic back pain lasts for more than three months.
Chronic back pain can be very unsettling and greatly affect your daily life activities, your ability to work, and your well-being in general. Back pain can not only affect the physical ability to perform activities, but also mental health as well, causing depression, low self-esteem, and even affecting relationships. Patients with this condition find themselves avoiding social gatherings and becoming distant.
Treatments for back pain can go from medication to surgery. Medication will block the brain’s ability to identify the pain coming from your back, therefore patients find themselves increasing the amount of pain medication and dealing with side effects. Surgery, on the other hand, is not recommended for everyone, and it is a high-risk procedure. Studies have proven that most decompression surgeries can only achieve temporary relief if any.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to treat back pain and improve your quality of life. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a pain-free therapy based on spinal traction treatment provided for many years by chiropractors and trained health professionals. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe, economical, and highly successful alternative to spinal surgery. It is used to treat spinal problems such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and related conditions.
In the Journal of Neurological Research VOL 20, April 1998 the Senior Lecturer in Orthopedics at Sydney University stated, “Successful reduction of intradiscal pressures with decompression therapy represents a technological advance in lumbar spinal treatment and is likely to affect both the biomechanical and biochemical causes of discogenic pain.”
The goal when applying Non-surgical Spinal Decompression is to create a negative pressure to the spine by gently stretching it, this will relieve the pressure on the soft gel-like tissue between the bones in the spine, known as spinal discs, allowing water, oxygen, and fluids into the discs to promote healing. This motorized traction technique involves a computerized spinal decompression machine operated by a medical expert. The patient lies on this special motorized table, fully dressed, and fitted into the table using a harness, depending on the specific condition of the patient, the computerized decompression table will apply the slow and gentle traction directly to the harness system helping the patient regain a healthy spine. The table’s sensors and the adjustable bed allow the spine to stretch at multiple angles. The table, as well as the procedure, is very comfortable and relaxing.
Spinal Decompression therapy is not a one-session treatment. Some patients can experience significant relief from back pain after just weeks of treatment; however, spinal disc structures can take months to heal. Staying consistent with your doctor’s treatment plan is the most effective way to achieve long-lasting results.
If you have been experiencing back, neck, arm, or leg pain, for 3 months or more, remember that pain is just a symptom of the problem, not the actual problem. Chronic pain rarely goes away without any treatment, in fact, it worsens. Non-surgical Spinal Decompression at San Diego Neuropathy & Non-Surgical Spine Center is a ground-breaking treatment that will take away the real cause of your chronic pain in a relaxing and comfortable way. With spinal decompression, the body regains health from the effective rehabilitation of the damaged discs, helping you feel better and healthier.