Guide to Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Though not everyone notices symptoms from a herniated or bulging disc, those who do suffer from debilitating pain, weakness, tingling, numbness, and much more. If you are among these sufferers, you might be relying on medication just to get by. You might also have been told that surgery is your only option. However, there is another option that doesn’t require either: non-surgical spinal decompression. Dr. Currington and his team in Dallas, TX, explain this incredible option below.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Put simply, this technique is a natural method for decompressing the spine. Also known as decompression therapy, it utilizes a specialized table that has separate upper and lower segments. The patient is fitted to a harness that attaches to the bottom segment. While lying on the table, the lower segment moves slowly to gently stretch the spine.
Why Is Decompression Therapy Effective?
As the spine is stretched, several things occur. One is that it creates a type of vacuum effect that pulls the disc back into its proper place. This relieves pressure on the surrounding nerves. As it addresses the root, it provides lasting relief.
The vacuum effect also pulls in fluids and healing nutrients. These help plump the spinal discs back up, restoring their health and making them more supportive of the spinal column. These nutrients also help the soft tissues heal.
Additionally, the comprehensive stretching creates space throughout the spinal column. It relieves pressure not only on the discs but also on the muscles and other spinal column components. This reduces the likelihood of experiencing another damaged disc.
One Part of Your Healing Plan
Decompression therapy is incredibly effective on its own, but it is typically combined with other techniques to achieve optimal healing. Adjustments are utilized to restore alignment to the spine, which also reduces the likelihood of experiencing another herniated disc.
Therapeutic exercises are often recommended to help strengthen the core and support the spine. Lifestyle adjustments can be vital in addressing the habits or events that led to the herniated disc in the first place. Soft tissue therapies are also typically used to enhance healing and fully relieve tension that puts strains on the spinal column.
These techniques are just a few examples. However, your treatment plan will be customized to your specific needs.
Schedule a spinal decompression consultation with Dr. Currington in Dallas, TX, by calling (214) 520-1006 today.
State of the art low back treatment that is NON SURGICAL and NON- MEDICATED type of treatment for all types of lower back conditions.
Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.
High Tech Solutions: Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish by retracting disk material off of the pressed nerve
Conditions: 1) Lumbar disk herniations or Bulges creating low back pain or sciatica 2) Generalized chronic low back pain 3)Sciatica conditions related to the low back 4) Lumbar stenosis causing nerve compression
Treatment time and frequency: This will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about 20-30 minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within 8-12 weeks. Each treatment becomes successive upon the previous. These treatments are cumulative in nature so immediate results are usually not noticed as much as they will be from mid to end of treatment period.
Try this first: If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications or risky degenerative steroid joint injections that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.
**Keep in mind that close to 80% of spinal surgeries in the United States are unwarranted statistically and with a success rate of 49% over a 5 year period! Avoid surgery and try Spinal Decompression therapy before undergoing a dangerous surgery that could be potentially debilitating.