Back pain is so common that most people believe it’s a normal part of aging – it’s not!
80% of American adults will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. While some will recover on their own, many will go on to develop chronic back pain.
Spinal decompression offers a non-invasive solution to help your spine heal and enjoy long-term mobility.
Is it right for you?
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
As you age, cartilage and gel cushioning between joints naturally deteriorate. As a result, your spine’s vertebrae lose much of their flexibility and become prone to injury.
That’s why simple tasks like bending over to tie your shoes can cause you to “throw out” your back. Years of less-than-perfect posture and physically demanding work also take their toll on your delicate spine.
Most cases of chronic back pain are the result of a bulging, herniated, or slipped disc. Chiropractic decompression offers an effective, non-invasive alternative to surgical decompression.
At Cianci Chiropractic Center, we will use a specialized table to gradually relieve pressure on your damaged spine.
Gentle and gradual stretching relieves years of built-up pressure on your vertebrae while allowing vital nutrients, oxygen, and blood to enter the damaged parts of your vertebrae. Over time, your slipped disc will slowly slip back into place.
What are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?
The biggest benefit is that decompression can successfully treat your lower back pain or chronic back pain without the need for invasive surgery.
Keep in mind that, depending on the location, a damaged or slipped disc can pinch nearby nerves leading to other painful symptoms and secondary conditions across your body.
- Tingling or numbness in your hands or arms
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Sciatica (a shooting electric-like pain that radiates from your buttock down through one thigh)
- Pain with walking or certain movements
- Reduced range of motion which interferes with exercise, work, and daily activities
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness
Non-surgical decompression has a few other benefits as well.
- It’s non-invasive and safe
- It’s fast with minimal downtime post-treatment and no need for dangerous narcotics
- Your insurance may cover it
- Out-of-pocket costs are much less than surgery – especially with affordable payment plans
…But is Spinal Decompression Effective?
Studies show that non-surgical decompression does successfully relieve pressure between vertebrae which leads to lower back pain relief.
71% of patients said their back pain either vanished or was significantly reduced following non-surgical decompression treatments.
Who Should Consider Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
You don’t have to wait until invasive spinal surgery has failed to fix your back problem. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain or lower back pain due to a herniated, bulging, or slipped disc, you may be a candidate for decompression therapy.
However, some patients are not candidates for non-surgical decompression treatments such as
- Pregnant women
- Patients with metastasized cancer or spinal tumors
- Patients with osteoporosis
- Patients with spinal fusion, broken vertebrae, or spinal implants
How Do Spinal Decompression Treatments Work?
Dr. Cianci at Cianci Chiropractic Center will start with a comprehensive Symptom Audit and free in-office assessment.
By gaining a thorough understanding of your medical history and current symptoms, conducting an exam, and ordering x-rays, your doctor will figure out if you’re a qualified candidate for non-surgical decompression therapy.
From there, you and your doctor will work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to treat your chronic back pain, lower back pain, and other symptoms.
To give you an idea of what happens during your spinal decompression sessions, you will lie on a special motorized table with a strap or harness around your waist. Your doctor will slowly adjust the table from a computer with a specialized algorithm to stretch and relax your spine.
As a result, there shouldn’t be any pain during the treatment. We have found that most patients have said that their treatments are relaxing!
Each decompression treatment session lasts about 30 minutes. Your number of necessary sessions depends on your specific spinal injury and diagnosis.
In order to maximize effectiveness, your doctor may also recommend at-home stretches and gentle exercises that will also support your recovery plan.
Easily schedule your free in-office assessment and consultation online now to see if you’re a candidate for non-surgical decompression!