Are you considering surgery to treat your back pain? Before you go under the knife, consider spinal decompression therapy. This non-invasive treatment option can provide the same benefits as surgery without the risks and lengthy recovery time. Non surgical spinal decompression therapy uses a special table to gently stretch your spine, relieving pressure on the discs and nerves. It’s a safe, effective treatment option for a variety of conditions, including bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and facet joint syndrome. In this blog post, we’ll explore how spinal decompression therapy works and why it’s a great alternative to surgery. You’ll learn how this treatment option can provide lasting relief for your back pain.
Patients who qualify for our spinal decompression program typically present common complaints, and also have positive MRI findings of bulging or herniated discs.
The symptoms are typically inability to sit, stand, or walk for a period of time of 2-15 minutes and have trouble bending, stooping, lifting and moving around normally. They typically are having acute or chronic pains when they sleep.
The dead obvious presenting complaint is when someone walks into the office in a weird position, bending or tweaking their body as they move because it’s the only position that is somewhat comfortable. This is called an “antalgic posture”. 9 out of 10 times this person has a significant disc herniation that responds great to our decompression program.
During your consultation we perform a thorough history of the complaint, figure out why it happened in the first place, perform a comprehensive orthopedic exam to see what aspects of the spine are involved (disc, facets, muscles, core strength etc) and what aspects of the nerve are involved (sensory and motor exam if necessary).
Once we complete these exams, if we think you’re a candidate for care and we can help you, we send you out for an MRI to confirm the exact location of the disc injury so we can target therapy precisely, and you can get the best result from the program.
If you have any interest at all, or know someone dealing with this pain, please have them call us and request a consultation. All of our great outcomes have started with a conversation like this.