Many people around the world have to deal with chronic lower back pain. Since the surgery for such condition is way too expensive and it carries certain number of possible complications people tend to opt for conservative treatments. One of the very effective treatments for such pain is non-surgical spinal decompression. This is a chiropractic procedure with one goal- to relieve of pressure exerted on one or more spinal nerves. Non-surgical spinal compression is applied in several conditions such as sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, degenerated discs and osteoarthritis of the spine. Still, the technique is most commonly used in case of disc injuries.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression
This is a very safe treatment and it uses FDA cleared equipment. The equipment allows application of distraction forces to the spinal column. The very procedure is always performed precisely and gradually. The series of distraction are followed by partial relaxation. The finally result is gentle separation of the vertebrae from each other. Separation leads to formation of vacuum inside the discs and negative intradiscal pressure which eventually leads to retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into its original position. The stress and pressure on the spinal nerve roots is eliminated and the symptoms of compression soon withdraw. The results are not obvious immediately after the treatment has started but they begin to be more noticeable over the period of 4-6 weeks.
The Very Process of Non-surgical Spinal Decompression
The very procedure may start after the person is firmly secured to a decompression table. This is achieved with straps and padded blocks. Once the preparation is finished and a person is in place, the table starts to move and the traction pressure is applied to the affected parts of the back. Traction leads to negative pressure in the very center of the intervertebral disc and the suctioning and vacuum effects bring the disc back to its original place. As a consequence the pressure and tension that are responsible for back pain significantly reduce. If during the procedure the person starts to complain about any discomfort, he/ she can press safety switch which will immediately stop the treatment.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe and cheap treatment for people suffering from herniated spinal discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, spondylosis and it can also help people with failed surgery. It is much better comparing to lumbar traction. Still, prior starting with non-surgical spinal decompression one is due to consult a doctor and see whether the treatment is suitable or there are other treatments that may be more convenient in a particular case.