Back pain is a common and unfortunate condition that many of our Memphis patients experience. When you experience back pain that’s unrelieved by traditional methods, it may be time to come to our office for innovative techniques, including spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical back pain relief technique that involves stretching the spinal bones to reduce discomfort. This treatment is ideal for patients who experience bulging, degenerating or herniating discs. Additional conditions that may benefit from treatment with spinal decompression include sciatica, neck pain and spinal nerve injuries known as radiculopathies.
The idea behind spinal decompression is to create negative pressure on the spine, which reduces the force placed on diseased or damaged disks. With repeated treatments, the negative pressure can help these inflamed disks to shrink. This reduces the pressure placed on the spinal nerves that can cause pain. The negative force also encourages the movement of healthy nutrients and oxygen to the discs, which promotes healing.
The treatment itself involves lying down on a special table where you are harnessed in to ensure you will not slip or slide out of place. The table is computerized, and we will program it according to your unique spine condition. Treatment times may vary, but typically take between 30 and 45 minutes to perform.
We often recommend spinal decompression therapy in coordination with other back-healing activities, such as physical therapy, massage, cold therapy and even electrical stimulation. When these chiropractic techniques are combined, our patients have a greater chance of not only finding immediate relief from back pain, but also healing their conditions for long-term results.
To learn more about how spinal decompression can help you find relief from chronic back and neck pain or other treatments we provide, please call our Memphis chiropractor office at (901) 683-5971.