Spinal Decompression in Managing Chronic Back Pain
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Spinal Decompression in Managing Chronic Back Pain

If you are battling persistent back pain, the condition can make it hard for you to live a happy life. Your back problems can be aggravated by the simplest of movements including rising from a chair, stretching, or even changing your position in bed when sleeping. Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists can help you regain painless body movements for a happier and more fulfilled life.  We have a reputation for quality medical therapies to help relieve chronic and acute pain for an active lifestyle. Below, we look at the benefits of spinal decompressions in relieving back pain.

Spinal decompression therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses gentle traction to help the spine regain its normal position and get rid of pain due to pressure on the nerves caused by various conditions. Your pain intervention specialist may recommend spinal decompressions therapy for a number of reasons.

Relief from bulging or herniated discs

Your vertebrae have spinal discs in between the bones, which help absorb shock. The inner part of a spinal disc is made of a gel-like soft tissue, while the outer part is made of tough tissue. Old age or injury can cause the gel-like material to seep through the outer protective layer and exert pressure on the nerves around the injured area. During spinal decompressions, gentle pressure is applied to help relax your spine and for the bulging material to regain its position in the spinal discs.

Spinal decompression therapy helps soothe irritated and inflamed nerves

The core of the spinal nerves can get entrapped and irritated when your spinal cord starts to narrow due to conditions such as osteoarthritis or herniated discs. This can result in pain along your lower back, arms, and legs. Spinal decompression therapy helps offer relief from pain and inflammation since pinched nerves can now get adequate space.

Spinal decompression therapy works with other treatment plans

A multifaceted treatment approach is required in the management of chronic pain. Your pain management specialist can combine spinal decompressions with other forms of treatment including exercises and physical therapy, to enhance the results of your specially-designed treatment plan.

Spinal decompressions help restore the body’s natural healing ability

Your spine requires a steady supply of nutrients to remain healthy. Besides helping the discs regain their normal position, spinal decompressions also help nutrient-rich fluids and wastes to flow in and out of the spine naturally. This helps create a pleasant environment for healing that is free from obstruction.

Spinal decompression has fewer risks

Spinal decompression therapy is considered an effective and safe method if the physician is skilled and experienced. You can expect to relax and feel no pain during your treatment.

If your back is denying you the opportunity to live an active life, do not allow this suffering to go on. We have a solution for you without having to undergo surgery. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about spinal decompression therapy.