Are you dealing with back pain? Are you looking for relief? Most likely the answer is yes. When people are dealing with severe chronic back pain, it is the only thing that they can think about. All they care about is finding relief. Spinal decompression may be the option that you need to get back to living a pain-free life.

What Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Involve?

Spinal decompression is designed to gently stretch the spine. Non-surgical spinal decompression uses motorized traction to help eliminate back pain. As your spine moves in different directions, pressure is removed from spinal discs. Spinal discs are the cushions that are in between the bones in your spine. The treatment creates a negative pressure on the discs. This can lead to a herniated disc retracting, thereby taking pressure off your nerves and other spinal structures. This makes it easier for oxygen, water, and other fluids that are full of nutrients to get into the discs, allowing them to heal.

Many doctors have turned to this treatment as a way of addressing neck or back pain. They have been successful in using it to address sciatica, which is pain, weakness, and a tingling that runs down the leg. Posterior facet syndrome can also be treated successfully. The same is true of individuals who are battling with pain caused by diseased or damaged spinal nerve roots.

More research is being done to identify other ways that non-surgical spinal decompression can help an individual experiencing back pain. For many people, this treatment has helped them relieve pain and improve their overall quality of life.

What Happens During Treatment?

You are fully clothed during the treatment. Your doctor will put a harness around your pelvis and will put another harness higher up on your body around your trunk. You will either lie face up or face down, depending on the treatment that you need. The doctor will sit behind a computer and customize the movements of the table to meet your particular needs.

A treatment usually lasts between 30 minutes and 45 minutes. You may require a number of treatments over the course of five or seven weeks to see full results. Your doctor may recommend other treatments in conjunction with non-surgical spinal decompression, including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and heat or cold therapy.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Your doctor is the best one to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment or not. This treatment is usually not recommended for women who are pregnant, nor is it recommended for individuals who have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, severe osteoporosis, fractures in their spine, or tumors.

Contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab today to schedule your consultation and get on your way to feeling better! We are conveniently located in Cornelius, NC.