Many people in America suffer from a variety of back pain issues. Frequently, these pains go ignored because we assume it’s not severe, or perhaps you slept incorrectly and it’ll be fine in some time. While this can be the case, there is a possibility that you are putting your spine under too much pressure and compression. If left ignored, these symptoms can continue to worsen until the pain can no longer be ignored.
Spinal decompression is an amazing alternative treatment used to help people manage and treat problems caused by compression of the spinal vertebrae without the need for addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.
Many people put off caring for their back pain. Typically, this is because early pain symptoms are manageable with over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, or Acetaminophen. Ignoring the signs for extended periods it can end up leading to the following:
- Issues Coordinating
- Loss of Sensation in the Feet
- Weakness in Feet and Hands
- Nerve Pain
- Stiffness in the Neck and Back
- Increased Pain in Neck and Back
Spinal decompression therapy offers hope to those suffering from back and neck pain. We provide a non-surgical approach to manage pain and alleviate the discomfort caused by herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
Today, we’ll review how you should feel after a spinal decompression therapy session.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
While spinal decompression therapy can help treat various conditions, including herniated disc and degenerative disc disease, it is also beneficial for general wellness and maintenance of the body, especially for people who work long hours behind the screens of their computers. Many people assume physical labor is a leading cause of spinal compression, and while it can result in back problems, the spine is nearly 30% more compressed when sitting. This is why many office workers have back issues.
Scheduling spinal decompression therapy as a maintenance form can help reduce the possibility of herniating your vertebrae, pinching nerves within the spine, or back pain caused by muscle strain. Spinal decompression therapy can have long-lasting effects without needing painkillers or invasive surgery.
How is the Spine Decompressed?
Spinal decompression therapy involves controlled stretching of the spine. This is achieved by fasting the patient on a specialized spinal traction table. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in intervals to achieve the desired results. Not only does the decompression allow for additional mobility in the spine, but it also helps to relieve tension in the surrounding muscles to help you feel more limber.
Spinal decompression opens up the spine, creating more space within it. This can help manage pain caused by nerve irritation due to spinal compression. The therapy session typically lasts around 30 to 45 minutes.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Feel?
During decompression, you should feel light pulling and pressure on your back. The spinal traction machine will release the pressure when the muscles begin to detect if the muscles are resisting. This will continue until the session ends. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the process. If you do, you should immediately inform the staff member that there is something wrong, as side effects of spinal decompression are rare. These instances are incredibly rare and typically are due to other undisclosed underlying issues.
Once the session is complete, many patients report feeling loose and limber. While some cases may require more than a single visit, there should be no pain once again. If there is pain, you may need to contact your primary care provider for additional testing. Some patients have observed a few reports of soreness, though this minor discomfort doesn’t last very long.
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