What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a procedure performed to ease pressure from condensed nerve roots of the spinal column or spinal cord. It also increases blood supply in ambiguous areas and devotes to effective tissue regeneration. Spinal decompression therapy is outlined to decrease pain and to boost the healing of intervertebral disc. It involves stretching of the spine by using a motorized device or traction table.
What conditions can spinal decompression treat?
The spine is one of most essential parts of the body. It is the key factor behind all body movements. It provides support and structure to the body. An injury, worn or malfunctioning spine, can impact the life and well being of a person in a serious way. These problems can be treated with spinal decompression. Nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment has proved its effectiveness to treat chronic cervical and lumbar conditions. Spinal decompression is recommended for sciatica, lower back pain or neck pain caused by bulging, degenerated or herniated disc. It is highly recommended to the patients having chronic back pains correlated with spinal stenosis. Spinal decompression is indeed a viable alternative to medication and surgery.
Arthritis: Inflammation of single or multiple joints resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling and restricted movements.
Facet syndrome: Joint deterioration in the back of spine causing pain. Facet joints are situated on either side of the lumbar spine.
Failed back surgery: After a failed back surgery, second spinal surgery is not advisable. Non-surgical spinal decompression is an alternative option which can be considered.
Sciatica: It is caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back. It affects the outer side of the leg, back and hip.
Pinched nerves: Nerves can get tweaked due to damage, injury or direct compression that makes it unable to send their signals properly.
Degenerative disc disease: It is as a result of the natural aging process. It varies in nature. With the increase in age, people experience changes in their spinal discs because of degeneration.
Spinal Stenosis: It can occur in any area of the spine. It is an unusual shortening of the spinal column. The common reason is spinal degeneration because of aging.