If you are not sure whether you are a good candidate for spinal decompression from a chiropractor, ask yourself some questions.
- Are you experiencing back pain?
- Have you been told by a doctor that you need to have a procedure done, or that one may not help you and now you are running low on options?
- Have you already tried different things like braces, exercises, stretching, a different mattress and other tactics that haven’t worked?
- Are you now looking online for ideas whether they are do-it-yourself or simply something that you haven’t tried yet?
The answer for you may be non-surgical spinal decompression.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Whether it’s from everyday wear and tear or a car accident, pain can’t be fixed in a single therapy session or procedure. That’s the problem many patients share: unrealistic expectations. When you go to see a doctor for spinal adjustments or traction, you have to understand that the first session is just that, the first one. You will need to make appointments with the chiropractor to treat your back pain nearly every week or every few weeks, depending on your condition. It could take months or years before you see the type of improvement that allows you to take fewer sessions or even stop.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is when a doctor or medical professional who is experienced in this field gives you an adjustment. The process consists of applying pressure throughout your back, alleviating the pressure that your spine has become used to.
The pressure allows it to readjust. With this stretching or pressure applied, a herniated disk may re-track back into a more normal position.
Because your pain condition have several causes and be impacted by your current health status, it’s impossible to say how many sessions will be needed without first consulting a professional chiropractor. While decompression of the back helps most people start feeling better quickly, long-term benefits are achieved at different rates for each patient.
Non-surgical spinal decompression works well for most people; however, without a strong commitment to the treatment and an understanding of how it works, you will not see the results you want, especially immediately.
Your back is put through a lot, even when you are in bed or sitting down because of your body’s weight, the positioning and softness of the surface you are on, and what you do throughout the day. Those things all play a role in your spinal health.
We are confident that we can help you to not only feel better, but to find healthy, non-surgical options that will minimize back pain and increase mobility. This is the essence of personalized health care.
If gentle, natural pain relief is what you’re seeking, call our chiropractic office today and learn more about spinal decompression.