How Spinal Decompression Works

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Spinal Decompression

Anyone who is experiencing severe back pain and has considered surgery or other forms of invasive treatment should try spinal decompression first. This is a noninvasive therapy with proven and significant results. Many patients find that after undergoing spinal decompression, they begin to rapidly feel better, have increased mobility and regain the ability to live a full life. The results can be truly dramatic, though each patient is impacted differently.

How spinal decompression works

The spine is made up of many small bones called vertebrae. In between each of these vertebrae is a disc that acts like a pillow or cushion. It prevents the vertebrae from touching each other because if they did, the result would be serious back pain. Unfortunately, these discs can wear away over time. When they do, it becomes necessary to take action in order to gain relief.

Spinal decompression works by alleviating this pressure by creating space in between the vertebrae. Decompression allows room to be made in between each of the vertebrae so that if they happen to be touching due to something like a ruptured or slipped disc, they no longer do so. Many patients experience immediate and significant relief because of decompression because once the vertebrae are no longer touching, the pain should be gone. The concept is incredibly simple yet the technology has not been there to complete spinal decompression until recently. Since this is a newer treatment, many people are unfamiliar with the process or that the option for treatment even exists.

Due to this, some patients consider surgery for something like a herniated or ruptured disc, for example. The problem is how invasive surgery will be. It requires an extensive recovery. And some people do not have the time or ability to recover at home from surgery. Additionally, it can be costly and the results are never a guarantee. This makes trying a noninvasive treatment wise prior to scheduling surgery.

Spinal decompression is affordable

This is an incredibly affordable treatment solution. Therefore, it is wise for anyone who is suffering from back pain to try it before doing anything else. When compared to taking long-term medications or scheduling surgery, decompression is entirely affordable. It is wise for patients to schedule this appointment because it provides relief but also because it is a cost-effective solution to treating back pain. Some insurance companies will even pay for the treatment, but it is best to check with them to find out if they will cover it and at what percentage. For those that do not have insurance, we can discuss payment options over the phone or during an appointment.

Experience relief today

It is possible to experience relief from back pain by visiting our clinic. Our innovative and modern solutions make it possible for the body to function at a greater capacity, for healing to occur and for pain to be relieved. It is possible to experience relief without undergoing surgery. To learn more about this treatment solution, call our clinic today.