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All You Need To Know About Spinal Decompression Therapy
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Back injuries are some of the most painful to go through with spinal cord damages being nearly incurable. People complain of back, neck and joint pains frequently because of the extra pressure we exert on them in our daily lives.
Most of your routine activities involve putting force on our backs for sitting upright, our legs for walking and neck for looking. There are several surgical treatments that can relieve the pain for some time, but many people remain reluctant towards them. However, a new nonsurgical procedure named spinal decompression therapy has been discovered that helps free people from any persistent back pain.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

A spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical procedure that relieves people of their chronic back and leg pains. It is a one of its kind therapeutic treatment for such cases which were only treated through surgeries like microdiscectomy and laminectomy before. The spinal decompression therapy basically entails stretching the spine by using a specially designed traction board or device.

How Does It Work?

The spinal decompression therapy is mainly performed by exclusively trained chiropractic physicians and is considered to be a major breakthrough in neurosurgical treatments. The patient is asked to lie down on a mechanical table which has a fixed upper part but a movable lower half placed strategically to target the lower back.
A harness is then attached to the hips and is also fitted to the lower part of the table close to the feet. After which the device is switched on and the lower part starts to skate back and forth providing relaxation and traction to the patient’s back.

The patients don’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort during or post the therapy but they can feel a certain stretch in their spine after a spinal decompression therapy session. These sessions are known to continue for five to six weeks with each sitting lasting between fifteen to forty-five minutes.

The nonsurgical treatment by stretching the spine in a systematic manner produces a negative intradiscal stress that once removed from the spinal discs reinstates the movement of oxygen, water and other nutritional fluids through the discs.

Who Should Get It?

People mostly go for spinal decompression therapy for freeing themselves of back pain but there are many other ways in which a spinal decompression therapy provides comfort to people depending on their conditions. This means people who are going through the below conditions can also enroll themselves for a spinal decompression therapy at the Advanced Neurosurgery in Troy, OH.
  • Fractured bone in the back, neck or legs.
  • Suffering from a spinal tumor or infection.
  • Having had metal implanted into the back.
As spinal decompression therapy is permitted in the above conditions among others, there are some people who can’t go for this therapy such as pregnant women, people having had a spinal fusion and those with a broken vertebra.

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