If you’re suffering from back pain and you’ve decided to seek chiropractic treatment, the process may be new to you. You’ve probably come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness and talked to our doctor Todd Goldman. You likely received a physical and talked about a treatment plan. That plan can involve chiropractic manipulation, diet planning and exercise. Another possible component of your treatment plan might be spinal decompression.
Total Chiropractic Will Help You Manage Your Back Pain
At Total Chiropractic, we want you to understand your treatment options. We can help you manage your back pain without having to resort to invasive procedures like surgery or dangerous prescription medications. Spinal decompression is a tremendous tool we have in the battle to help you achieve total wellness. So we want you to understand all there is to know about spinal decompression so you can understand its benefits.
An Overview of Spinal Decompression
According to the American Spinal Decompression Association website, spinal decompression is a non-surgical technology that treats neck and lower back injuries. All of the technology is FDA approved and employs distraction force to the spine in order to relieve pain and pressure.
When you come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness for spinal decompression treatment you will see our decompression table. It may look like an old fashioned traction table, but it actually features cutting edge technology. Dr. Goldman operates the table using a computer program that controls the level of distraction force that is applied.
The program also provides precise accurate treatment that is able to pinpoint and target the injured area that needs attention by reading the muscle tension along your spine. During your treatment which lasts from 30 to 45 minutes, Dr. Goldman will create negative pressure along your spine which will create a vacuum effect. The treatment will cycle through distraction and relaxation phases. The negative pressure will pull away any spinal matter that may have become displaced from the disc and pulls it back into place. This will have the effect of allowing the blood and nutrients to circulate more easily through the spine. The result will be reduced inflammation and an improvement of natural healing.
Over time your pain will subside, but it’s difficult to predict how many sessions it will take to achieve your optimal level of wellness.
Spinal decompression can help you if you’re suffering from a herniated, bulged or slipped disc or if you have degenerated discs, disc tears or ruptures or a degenerative disc disease. The treatment also helps patients who have spinal stenosis or sciatica. But you should be careful and consult your doctor if you’re pregnant, over 70, severely obese or if you have severe osteoporosis or severe nerve damage.
Let Total Chiropractic Help You Manage Pain
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’ve had much success with our spinal decompression treatment and we’ve used it to help patients manage pain. We will work to help come up with a pain management plan for you and bring you closer optimum health. Contact us today.
Please note that the author of this piece is not a doctor and the information in this material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for specific information regarding your individual situation.