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How Spinal Decompression Therapy Can Help You Ease the Pain

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Spinal decompression therapy has been giving a lot of great results so the excitement over this therapy is completely normal, especially when you realize the huge amount of adults and children complaining of back pain and needing help in some form or another to find relief of this pain.

Seeing that the results of spinal decompression therapy can be so amazing, a lot of inexperienced individuals have seen the opportunity to release cheap machinery on the market or even call themselves spinal decompression practitioners, which makes it harder to find the right information and fully understand the benefits and workings of this treatment and the real potential it has for back pain sufferers.

So what can spinal decompression therapy cure?

Truthfully, spinal decompression can't "cure" anything. It can however, help in treating the most common symptoms associated with herniated and bulging discs. Decompression is different than traction because the goal isn't just to stretch you, but rather to give the extruded disc material an opportunity to return to its proper location.

Now you do need to be aware that once the decompression therapy is finished it is very well possible that the tissue will start extruding again but several tests have shown that the relief long terms promises very good results. Decompression treatment isn´t always the right path to go concerning all disc injuries. Your spinal discs need to be of such quality that compression won´t cause damage instead of actually helping you so it is very important to check that your discs are not friable and weak before starting this type of spinal decompression treatment.

Some individuals do not really fill the specifications for spinal decompression therapy sometimes due to the fact of the intensity of their back problem or perhaps their general wellbeing. Additionally, a few individuals can possess such a seriously injured disc that no quantity of treatments will fix it entirely. Based on the severeness of the herniated disc and other things that influence like the condition and age of the patient, the spinal decompression will be different in approach, duration and amount of treatments.

Spinal decompression therapy can return the mobility to the individuals, offering a huge amount of relief of the pain and thus resulting in a stronger and better aligned back, which allows them to go back to the life they were leading before the back troubles came in.


What to expect from spinal decompression?

If you are seeing a good chiropractor for the pain in your lower back and are not getting the results you had hoped for after several treatments, it might be a good idea to ask him to inform you about the possibilities of decompression therapy. Before starting this therapy you will need to undergo a very thorough exam to ensure you are likely to see positive results from undergoing spinal therapy.

The treatment protocol used most often is a series of different spinal decompression session, usually twice a week for the duration of several weeks. You can count on each of these sessions to take around three quarters of an hour. The spinal decompression treatments not only include time on a decompression machine but you will also be given cold or heat therapy and some form of muscular stimulation, either by electrical stimulation or through massage.

You should realize before starting this spinal decompression therapy that most evidence that was in favor of spinal decompression has been anecdotal and there is no real evidence that this therapy is any more effective than other more traditional solutions to deal with lower back pain. However this does not mean it is not worth a shot.

Spinal decompression has already helped and treated a lot of people and it is understandable that these people really aren´t bothered too much with clinical studies or the lack thereof, the only thing they care about are the end results and the realization that they actually became free of pain after spinal decompression.

People that suffer from a herniated disc have long been told that they either had to rely on medication to keep the pain under some sort of control or undergo a rather drastic spine surgery. Reality of this treatment approach is that no matter how broad the range of available treatments, they are never fully effective and the majority of patients with a herniated disc will be having to adjust to living a live with pain that no amount of medications, physical therapy and even surgery will be able to completely solve.


Lately, a brand new method to managing individuals suffering from a herniated disc has been completed and is actually winning in acceptance. Spinal decompression is a specialized form of vertebrae traction. Typical vertebrae tissue traction expansion has already been applied for numerous decades in order to deal with herniated discs as well as additional spinal issues, however has not really been totally successful. Many have documented additional problems of the lumbar and spinal area. But spinal decompression has fixed these issues in many cases.

Spinal decompression gradually draws in the lower back as well as progressively extends the muscle tissue in order to prevent activating a back spasm. In addition, spinal decompression machines keep an eye on the actual person's response to the therapy. In the event that the human body begins to tighten up and reject the treatment method, the spinal decompression machine's devices will decrease the draw to permit the muscle tissue to unwind. This capacity of closely monitoring the actual movement within the patient and thus avoiding too much force on the herniated disc, highly improves de functionality of the treatment as well as the rate of succes, making the spinal treatment more reliable. The spinal compression machine can even allow for a negative pressure which will cause the herniating material to return to the center of the disc where it originates from and thus clearing the area near the nerves that are causing the pain in the first place.

When you finish a couple of routine procedures, the disc is restored and recovered, offering leveling of the disc in order to avoid repetitive protruding. Spinal decompression programs, particularly the more advanced and highly superior equipments, get an effectiveness percentage of 80-90%. Individuals that enjoy productive therapy document long-term relief and restoration.


For this particular motive, spinal decompression is actually undoubtedly the best alternative for managing a bulging or herniated disc. Nevertheless, it is very important to be aware that while spinal decompression has an extremely high success rate, it is not always fully effective.


If you have tried massage, medication and physical therapy with no results and are at the point of considering more drastic options like a spine surgery, spinal decompression is certainly another option worth considering.

Don´t rely on just the spinal decompression in order to have a healthy back, but make sure you consult your health physician for regular exercises and stretches that will improve your back and keep your spinal vertebrae healthy.


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Comments

Nov 20, 2010 10:04am
eileen
Anything that reduces back pain should be good, personally we have used a chiropractor for 35 + years and swear by them. My husband was told he'd be in a wheelchair by the time he was 40 and with chiropractic care he is nearly 70 and still walking. Great article. I found this hard to read as written in very small text.
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