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Trouble With Back Pain? How Spinal Decompression Services May Help

by Charlie Berry

If you have been suffering from back pain regularly, you know how hard it can be to keep it under control. Often, you need to take medications that can make you tired,  fuzzy-brained, and not yourself. However, the relief from the pain is worth it. If the pain is due to a slipped or herniated disc, you may find relief with spinal decompression services. Here is a bit of information on the treatment.

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression

Any technique that stretches the spine is a form of decompression. Your doctor will use a table or machine designed to slowly pull the spinal column so that it opens the spaces between the vertebrae and the discs. This relieves the pressure on the discs which can have them press against the nerves causing pain. With time, and multiple decompression treatments it also provides space for the vertebrae and/or discs to move back into their proper place.

In addition to the treatments you receive at the office, your doctor may have you do exercises specific to your back daily. He or she may also prescribe an inversion table for use at home. There are also machines that can be used at home between professional sessions to help alleviate the pain and increase the relief brought on by the doctor's treatment.

Surgical Spinal Decompression

If after going through a series of non-surgical treatments your back pain is not alleviated to the point where you do not need to be drugged up to feel good, you should talk with your doctor about surgical methods. The first one, and the less invasive method involves removing one of the vertebrae. This allows for the other vertebrae to shift a bit, decompressing the spine and relieving your pain. The other method is a bit more invasive as the surgeon must get further into the spinal column. The surgeon removes muscle tissue from around the spine to be able to get all the way to the nerve. The small piece of bone that sits in front of the nerve is removed. This provides more room for the nerve without having anything pressing against it causing pain.

The human spine should be flexible and have adequate cushioning between the bones to prevent pain. In addition, it should not be compressed to the point that some of the "cushions" are squeezed and pushed so they press against a nerve. Opening the spine up a bit so that no parts are compressed will help alleviate any pain. It will also help it to be more flexible. Talk with your doctor about having non-surgical spinal decompression treatments before things have gotten to the point that only surgery will help.

Reach out to a center like Hiler Chiropractic and Vax-D Decompression Center for more information.


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Chiropractic Healing Works

I used to be skeptical about chiropractic healing. However, that was before I tried it for myself. I was in an accident that did serious damage to my back. I followed all of the doctor’s recommendations, did my physical therapy, and still didn’t feel any better. That was when I finally decided to try going to my friend’s chiropractor. It was such a relief when I finally started to feel better thanks to the great chiropractic care I received. That’s when I decided to start researching chiropractic care and how it could be used to treat different conditions. This blog contains the results of that research. If you’re looking for a way to feel better, you too may benefit from chiropractic healing. These articles will help you learn how.