How Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help You?

September 27, 2021

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Spinal decompression therapy is the best alternative to back surgery. It’s usually the last result after all other procedures have failed other than surgery. Doctors recommend this procedure if you have chronic lower back pain before you finally decide to take a step further. Spinal decompression therapy can help you in the following ways:


1. Reduce Inflammation

Spinal inflammation is a major cause of chronic lower back pain. Most treatment procedures can’t deal with chronic pain. With spinal decompression therapy, spinal inflammations will reduce due to improved oxygen and nutrients supply responsible for repairing damaged muscles and nerves.


2. Relieve Nerve Pressure

The machine used in this procedure usually corrects spinal positioning. During the process, the discs are pressured to regain their normal positions while pressing the nerves. This pressure on nerves and discs reduces inflammation and pain caused by the misalignment of the discs. 


3. Stretching Your Spine

Increased pressure on the spine dislocates the discs and makes it difficult to regain their usual positions. Spinal decompression therapy helps in stretching the spine to ensure easy fluid and nutrients circulation to make the discs regain their natural positions.


4. Avoid Spinal Surgery

Most people with chronic lower back pain consider therapeutic injections especially if they don’t get relief from physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. However, they don’t end up getting permanent relief and often consider undergoing surgery. With spinal decompression therapy, you won’t have to undergo spinal surgery to relieve lower back pain.


5. Help Treat Other Conditions

Although decompression therapy is mostly used for alleviating lower to mid back pain, it can also be used to treat other conditions such as posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.


In conclusion, these are the top ways in which spinal decompression therapy can help you. The procedure is much safer and rarely shows any side effects.

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