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The Benefits of Spinal Decompression

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Today, spinal decompression is emerging as one of the best treatments for sciatica. Anyone that has sciatica can tell you that it is notoriously difficult to decide whether or not to go for invasive surgery, or simply wait for the pain to go away on its own. While this condition may reverse itself across days or weeks, others suffer for months on end. When this pain is caused by a trapped nerve that radiates pain to distant areas, it can be even more difficult to determine the origin of the pain, as well as treat it.

Many doctors prefer to use a number of other treatments before recommending surgery. Fortunately, some are beginning to accept spinal decompression as a viable alternative. Aside from being less invasive, this procedure also addresses other factors that may not be possible to diagnose, let alone treat with a surgical procedure.  In particular, when a spinal disc, or a piece of bone pinches a nerve, it may also cut off some of the blood supply to other tissue in that area.   This may include bone tissue, as well as cartilage that will send off distress signals for months on end.  While the cessation of pain may be a relief, there is no telling how much hidden damage may have been caused by the compression and even people suffering with diabetes could find relief in spinal decompression therapy.

Many kinds of injuries can disrupt the normal alignment of the muscles and bone in your neck or spine.  After the initial pain goes away, you may develop sciatica months, or even years later.  Interestingly enough, even people with hip and shoulder pain often find out that the problem is located in the spine, or in the areas where the main nerve exits the spine.
A chiropractor can use certain spinal manipulations to realign your back, and relieve the pressure.   That said, if the case is more severe, or there are other joint complications, you may need to see an orthopedic specialist.  In most cases, they will wind up doing a lot of tests, and then give you all sorts of pain killers.

If you want to get out of the cycle of pain caused by sciatica, you should consider a number of different options.  While most doctors will tell you about surgery, cortisone shots, and pain killers, they may not tell you about a newer treatment.  Therefore, you should make it a point to ask about spinal decompression, as well as try to find out from other resources if it has the potential to be of help to you.

People suffering from diabetic neuropathy may also benefit from spinal decompression.  As you may be aware, high blood sugar levels can cause all kinds of peculiar symptoms.  In particular, people with diabetes must often deal with chronic pain that comes from the destruction of nerve, bone, and organ tissues.  While getting blood sugar under control is a key element to controlling pain, there will also be times when the damage requires some other type of treatment.

Interestingly enough, diabetic neuropathy also includes situations where the blood supply may be cut off to certain parts of the spine, or the cartilage in the spine.  This, in turn, can cause swelling that will pinch on a nerve, or create enough pressure to cause a disc to slip out of position.  Typically, pain killers and other forms of treatment will not work in these situations.   In most cases, if the disc remains out of place, it will cause the surrounding tissue to swell even more.  As this unending cycle continues, it will lead to more and more pain, as well as loss of flexibility and mobility.

Aside from not having to worry about postoperative spinal decompression treatments will directly address the mechanical causes of the pain.  For example, if there is swelling within a disc, the vacuum pressure created by the traction weights will help relieve it.  As the pressure elves are further manipulated, the disc will slip back into an optimal position.  Once the muscles and cartilage readjust, you can look forward to complete pain relief.

Anyone that is diabetic can tell you that neuropathy can cause an enormous amount of pain all over the body.  On the other hand, if the damaged area happens to be in the spinal column, computer generated traction can help alleviate the situation.  At the very least, this form of treatment will not cause blood sugar levels to rise because of infections that may occur at a surgical site.

If you are diabetic and have chronic back pain, sciatica, or pinched nerves, you may want to ask about alternatives to painkillers and chiropractic services.  Without a question, if you are already at a risk for developing kidney disease, you will need to find some way to alleviate your pain without taking medication.  Today, spinal decompression can offer you a safe, non-invasive way to cure back pain, as well as avoid diabetic complications that tend to occur with other forms of therapy.

 

Almost anyone that has back pain can obtain relief from spinal decompression. Regardless of whether you have some type of back injury from childhood, or you are an elderly person suffering from arthritis, this procedure can alleviate your pain, and help restore mobility.  In fact, even if you have undergone surgery, or can no longer tolerate painkillers, you may finally be able to live without pain again.

Consider a situation where arthritis has been creeping up on you over the years.  If some of the bones in your spine have fused, or the cartilage is worn, you will most likely feel pain in your back, as well as other parts of your body.  Even if you do not have sciatica or hip pain, the loss of spinal mobility can also make you feel much worse.  That said, if you take painkillers, you will wind up with many other problems.  In a similar way, if you are told that you need to go for surgery, you may instinctively feel that you are not strong enough to recover properly.

Spinal decompression is a completely safe, non-invasive procedure that will realign the discs, muscle, and cartilage in your spine.  If you go for computer guided traction therapy, you will simply lay down on a table for about half an hour, while various weights and tension are applied to different areas of your backbone.  As the spine is stretched and manipulated, you are likely to feel instant relief from some of the pressure that has built up in damaged tissue.  Even though you may need to go for several more treatments, you should start to feel better after the first one.

When you are dealing with chronic pain, it is often very hard to think about the consequences of certain kinds of treatment.  For example, if painkillers bring relief, you may not want to think about the side effects they cause elsewhere in your body.  On the other hand, if you have been told that you need surgery, you may decide to take the chance on developing infections, as well as other problems.  That said, if you are willing to take a chance on this kind of damage, you can try safer alternatives first.  At the very least, when you go for spinal decompression, you can have peace of mind knowing that more doctors are recommending it before resorting to other measures.

 

 


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