Spinal decompression is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain. Back pain is a common problem among most people and it greatly alters their normal day to day lives. At times, back pain is so severe that it may induce permanent disability. When back pain is chronic, complicated treatment methods are often initiated. The complex methods of treatment can include surgical procedures, which could bring about other side effects. Spinal decompression, however, being non-surgical, brings about the long-term healing of back pain without other side effects and other complications.

Is Spinal Decompression for you?

Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical process that is usually aimed at healing back pain. It is a form of traction, usually motorized, that is done to help ease the pressure on the spinal cord. This is done by gently stretching the spine through an exercise aimed at helping change the position and force of the spine. Consequently, spinal decompression will help reduce the pressure exerted on the spinal discs that cushion the spinal bone joints. The goal from this is to allow easy movement of oxygen and nutrients to all the sections of the spine. Usually, the pain is caused by a deprived supply of nutrients and oxygen to different sections of the spinal cavity.

Being a relatively new method to remedy to back pain, it is still not known who are the ideal candidates for spinal decompression services. Regardless of the ongoing debate on this issue, it is agreed that pregnant women avoid undergoing spinal decompression procedures. Individuals with fractured spinal cords also need to avoid this procedure. It is also medically advised that individuals with tumors, abdominal aortic aneurysm, advanced osteoporosis, or metal implants in the spine fully avoid spinal decompression procedures unless advised by a licensed spinal decompression expert.

What conditions really need spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression procedures can however be used on individuals who experience neck pain, sciatica, and those with diseased spinal nerve roots. Unlike surgical procedures, which can also be an expensive option in the treatment of spinal pain, spinal decomposition is an inexpensive and convenient option, as it can be done without the worry of increasing pain or other side effects.

You can contact Epic Healthcare & Physical MedicineĀ for more information on spinal decompression.