Spinal decompression has become the definitive phrase for back treatments that include non-surgical options like traction. The idea behind spinal decompression is to remove pressure from affected discs in the spine. There are some long term benefits that come about when choosing spinal decompression.
The one thing that herniated discs, sciatica and a failed back has in common is they are all very painful conditions. The symptoms of these disorders include muscle weakness, nerve-generated pain and numbness in the arms or legs. There is no denying these are symptoms you can do without. One benefit with spinal decompression is the reduction or alleviation of these painful symptoms. By alleviating pressure from the nerve roots, you will see a noticeable reduction in pain. Studies have indicated that leg pains were diminished by as much as 80 percent after spinal decompression. Those are some pretty impressive numbers.
Often, spinal disease is accompanied by obesity. The reason this is true is because people with chronic back and neck pain cannot workout without serious pain. In the weeks after spinal compression, patients are able to begin physical therapy which will lead to regular workouts. This increased mobility leads to weight loss and living a happier and healthier life.
Finally, low back pain is the second highest reason why people miss work. Through spinal decompression, those who regularly miss time at work can get back to a normal and secure schedule. Working people are happy people and suffer less from disorders such as depression.
As chiropractors, our goal is to provide you with the most up to date chiropractic care while sustaining a personal commitment to your well being.