Are you a chronic back pain sufferer? Well you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common health care complaints in America. It is estimated that up to 85% of all Americans suffer from some form of neck or back pain at some time in their lives. Not only have they suffered from the pain, but they have probably tried just about every traditional and non- traditional remedy to ease their discomfort. By now, most people have probably come to accept the fact that they are going to have to learn to live with their pain. Thanks to modern advanced technology, a highly effective and non-invasive solution has evolved: non- surgical spinal decompression therapy.
First of all, spinal decompression is not traction. Traction has been around for thousands of years. In fact, studies show that a traction pull is not always beneficial and at times can be of little or no value as a treatment for neck and low back pain. This finding is supported by many studies which show that traction signals a natural protective response in the body that will put the back muscles in a spasm. Spinal decompression, unlike traction, applies force to decrease pressure within the disc, expanding the spaces between the bones and restoring nutrients and blood flow to the disc. This promotes healing to the injured areas. The distraction force in spinal decompression utilizes a computerized logarithmic curve to trick the body and avoid the natural protective response of muscle spasm that is created by traditional traction.
Can spinal decompression help you?
Each patient is different, but recent clinical research has shown that 86% of chronic back pain support the spine are implemented.
Our office has been using decompression as an adjunct to additional therapies for years. For non-complicated cases the patient responds quickly. However, if the person has been through many different therapies with little results, other minimal medical procedures may be used.
Our clinic utilizes a team approach, combining medical procedures, physical therapy, acupuncture, home equipment, and possibly chiropractic with decompression to obtain results. If decompression worked for you in the past, but only gave you temporary relief, you may need a more comprehensive protocol to achieve your desired outcome. So, do your research, and find out if your Doctor's office offers comprehensive team protocols.