Car accidents, injuries, or just years of wear and tear can cause the gel-filled cushions or discs in the spine to deteriorate or bulge, similar to an old tire with a broken casing. The bulging or herniated disc may press on spinal nerves, causing stenosis, sciatica, or radiculopathy.
This can cause severe, debilitating back or neck pain, as well as numbness, weakness, and pain radiating into the buttocks, legs, or arms.
In many cases, traditional treatments fail because they do not address the cause of the problem, and instead focus on covering up the pain. This can leave patients frustrated and without hope, as they face the possibility of endless medications, injections, and surgeries.
With advancements in medical technology, there is now a way to treat the source of the pain! Non-surgical spinal decompression is a breakthrough, FDA cleared procedure that actually takes pressure off the injured discs, allowing them to rehydrate and heal. This often relieves the pressure on the pinched nerves and the pain. The best part is that spinal decompression helps to heal the injured areas, rather than just managing the pain.
Spinal decompression gently distracts the two vertebrae on either side of the affected disc, producing a vacuum effect. This allows bulging or herniated material to slowly recede away from the affected nerve root and back into the disc.
Nutrients and fluids are drawn back into the disc over time, allowing it to heal naturally. The formation of collagen begins to take place in and around the injured disc midway through the treatment protocol, leading to a stronger, healthier disc.
Although results can vary, most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second or third week of treatment.
Patients typically find spinal decompression to be a relaxing, painless procedure that in most cases can be completed in a few weeks on an outpatient basis. The procedure is performed with the patient fully clothed and is safe, painless and extremely effective. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure. Each session has a cumulative effect designed to significantly reduce pain and improve function as patients progress through the decompression program.
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