Back pain that persists for more than three weeks. Recurrent pain from failed back surgery that is more than six months old. Many have found relief for back and neck pain through spinal decompression, and it is one of the most reliable forms of treatment for a wide variety of back problems. By gaining a full understanding of spinal decompression, you can determine if the procedure is right for you or not.
Horsetail syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis in which all the nerves in the lower back are suddenly severely compressed. Cauda Equina Syndrome requires emergency hospitalization and may require emergency surgery, because the longer it is left untreated, the greater the chances of permanent paralysis and incontinence. The most common feature of sciatica is pain that radiates from the lower back, down the buttocks and reaches one or both legs, to the calf. Pain can range from mild to severe.
Sciatica on both sides can be a sign of Cauda Equina Syndrome, which is a medical emergency. It is very rare for a patient to experience pain during spinal decompression therapy. However, you will feel the stretching of your spine. Due to the gentle nature of spinal decompression therapy, most patients experience no pain during a session, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep while on the traction table.
Non-surgical spinal decompression has no known risks. Your chiropractor will need to determine if you are an eligible candidate, since some patients with other problems, such as osteoporosis, prevent them from using this type of treatment. Spinal decompression is an FDA-approved type of therapy that uses a traction table or other similar device to gently stretch the spine. While it requires consistency, commitment, and a little bit of confidence, there's no doubt that spinal decompression has the ability to provide relief for a wide variety of back and neck related problems.
Negative space created during spinal decompression can help relieve pain and pressure in degenerated, herniated and bulging discs. While this may sound promising, you may not yet be convinced that spinal decompression is right for you. Spinal decompression therapy, an innovative treatment that involves meticulous mechanical stretching of the spine, is a gentle, non-surgical way to instantly relieve disc-related pressure, stimulate blood flow through the spine, and promote long-term healing. Spinal decompression therapy may help some patients prevent or postpone spinal surgery, including spinal fusions or discectomy surgeries.
If other measures don't work, the doctor may suggest surgical decompression of the spine for bulging or ruptured discs, bone growths, or other spinal problems. Keep in mind that spinal decompression, when performed by a qualified chiropractor, can avoid the need for surgery in many cases. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the space around the spinal cord (the spine) narrows and compresses a section of nerve tissue. Non-surgical spinal decompression is FDA-approved and has been successfully used to treat thousands of patients over the years.
Spinal decompression also promotes increased blood flow to the spinal discs, which stimulates the flow of nutrient-rich and oxygen-rich fluids inside, where they promote cell renewal, tissue repair, and long-term healing. Without treatment, metastatic spinal cord compression is potentially very serious and can cause permanent paralysis in the legs. For those who suffer from neck pain due to damaged discs, spinal stenosis, or other problems, spinal decompression is also usually effective in this area. If you've lived with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs, you don't have to take medication or resort to surgery to find lasting relief.