Let’s get one important item out of the way. Back pain is difficult. Whether it’s lower back pain, pain from discs or pain in your legs because of issues with your back it can have an extremely negative impact on your quality of life.
Spinal decompression is an alternative treatment. It’s a treatment method designed to help alleviate the pain in your back.
One of the reasons we like recommending spinal decompression is because it is a non-surgical alternative.
We aren’t against surgery however if surgery can be avoided and you can avoid going “under the knife” so to speak we believe it’s worth looking at all of your options.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a process where your spine is gently stretched. This is a process that is done with a doctor who is trained, a very specific table, and a computer.
We perform this type of therapy at our Long Beach, CA facility to help those within the community who are looking for alternatives to surgery.
We have had patients look at the table or have seen pictures and say it looks like a modern version of something they read about in medieval history class. Rest assured this is a very expensive piece of equipment that is designed to help those with very specific issues.
A few of the physical ailments we use to the spinal decompression table for are:
- Bulging discs
- Worn spinal joints
- Leg pain where the pain is caused by issues in alignment with the spine
We could go into more detail however we hope you get the idea that spinal decompression is pretty cool, advanced, and may help you avoid surgery.
Let’s look at some specific benefits. At any time you can call our office to see if it’s right for you.
Benefit #1: Provides Pain Relief
When muscles are tight, spasming, or injured it can be extremely painful. We have yet to meet someone who wanted more pain in their lives. One of the benefits of spinal decompression is that it can provide pain relief. We can guide the equipment to provide relief to your muscles. The gentle stretching provides relief and can help stimulate the nervous system.
Benefit #2: Helps to restore spinal disc and joint alignment
A body out of alignment is a body that is not functioning at full capacity. Think of it like your car. When a car is out of alignment everything is affected. Tires wear unevenly, suspension takes on additional wear and tear, and the car is difficult to drive.
The same type of thing happens to your body when it is out of alignment. Spinal decompression is a treatment method where we can gently guide your body back into alignment. You then end up with less wear and tear and pain.
Benefit #3: Relieves pressure on spinal nerves
Pressure can be a good thing when you are trying to achieve your best in an athletic event. Pressure is not good when it is applied to your spinal nerves. Spinal nerves can get pinched and when they do the pain will radiate and you will be in nearly constant discomfort.
We have seen nerves pinched in discs and bones. Using spinal decompression we were able to guide the body to heal without surgery. Patients ended up in less pain and an improved quality of life.
Take the Next Step In Improving Your Health by Contacting SOHMA Integrative Medicine
Our goal is to help you improve your health. You can reach out to us and ask us if we are right for you. Located in Long Beach, CA we help individuals from Long Beach and the surrounding cities.
We look forward to helping you take the next step in your journey to better health.