Back pain can be debilitating for millions of Americans every year. Chronic back pain treatment often involves the use of prescription drugs and or surgery. Spinal Decompression is a noninvasive medicine-free treatment.
Spinal Decompression Therapy Defined
In its most basic form, decompression therapy is a mechanized version of traction. This gentle non-surgical procedure often provides relief for neck and back pain. Traction works by stretching the spine resulting in a change in force and position of the spine removing pressure from the discs or nerves.
Chiropractors utilize a specialized table for spinal traction which is used only for this purpose. On this mechanized table, you are strapped into a special harness that goes around your head or it may wrap around your lower back depending on the injured area. it allows the machine, based on personalized settings, to place you in traction aka stretch you ever so gently with only as much pressure as assigned by your physician. When stretched fluid is directed to the discs that have been losing fluid to repair the discs.
Most patients will feel pain relief with as few as 6 to 10 treatments. Compression works best when combined with a directed exercise plan. Strengthening your core can help greatly with back pain.
Decompression Therapy Benefits
Decompression of the spine can help to negate the long hours of sitting most of us do here in the USA daily at work. Sitting in the same position day after day year after year can be wearing on the spinal discs and cause degeneration over time.
Patients with issues like degenerative discs, facet syndrome, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica are a great fit for decompression. It is not a good treatment fit for those who are pregnant, patients who have broken vertebrae, spinal fusion, or failed back surgeries.
Wondering if Spinal Decompression Therapy could benefit you? Call us today at 239-332-2555 and schedule your consultation. www.drkasters.com
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.