Millions of people suffer from back pain that can range from mild to severe pain levels. Pain cases can be acute, which refers to sudden intense pain. Other cases can be chronic, with the pain lasting for long periods of time and possibly years. No matter the type of back pain, Anodyne: Pain & Wellness Solutions in Delaware strives to give patients natural back pain relief by using non-surgical procedures.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a natural back pain solution that helps people live pain-free lives. Considered a non-invasive procedure, spinal decompression avoids the use of medications and can prevent you from having to undergo surgery to accomplish pain relief.
Those who suffer from back pain can experience benefits from receiving spinal as treatment. Exercise, injury, or normal wear and tear can result in pain from the vertebrae. This pain can hinder daily activities and negatively affect your well-being, however, spinal decompression can act as a beneficial tool for pain relief.
What is Spinal Decompression?
The goal of this therapy is to reduce pain levels for people and begin the recovery process, and all from a natural approach this is one of the first benefits of spinal decompression.
Through spinal decompression, the spine is gently stretched. This results in a release of pressure and any bulging or herniated discs can retract back into place.
Using a traction table, pressure on the vertebrae is released to relieve the pain. While lying on this table, the patient will experience a soft traction motion to the spine. This motion helps to relieve the pressure causing the pain and to lengthen the spine.
Once the tension placed on the vertebrae is reduced water, oxygen, and nutrients are able to flow to the discs. Space can be increased between the backbones to shift bulging or herniated docs back into the proper place. Discs are able to heal and are provided a break after spinal decompression.
What Can Spinal Decompression Treat?
Back pain can occur suddenly or worsen over a period of time. There are a variety of causes for this pain, from accidental injuries to joint problems. Pain levels can range from mild to disabling, depending on the severity of the condition.
Back pain can also lead to further health issues as the pain area can spread down to the glutes and even legs. Simple activities, such as walking or bending over, can become significantly difficult if the pain is left untreated.
There is a wide range of benefits that present itself after spinal decompression treatments. This is due to the fact that spinal decompression can treat numerous conditions that cause back pain. There is substantial evidence the people can experience benefits from spinal decompression if they suffer from conditions like:
- Degenerative Disc Disorders
- Worn Spinal Joints
- Injured or Diseased Spinal Nerve Roots
- Bulging or Degenerated Discs
Is Spinal Decompression Effective?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive back pain solution that is highly effective. Approximately 80% of patients suffering from back pain experience complete pain relief. This is mainly due to spinal decompression working to relieve pain from the nerves, joints, sciatica, and discs.
Herniated Discs and Sciatica Relief
The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and goes through the buttock, hips, and down the leg. When this nerve is aggravated and in pain, patients can experience a radiating pulse of pain along the sciatic nerve.
This type of pain is referred to as sciatica and often appears after a disc is herniated or a bone spur is pushing on the sciatic nerve. Spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spine, can also result in sciatica as compression on the nerves will likely occur.
Sciatica pain usually appears on one side of the body. In addition, leg weakness or complications with the bowel and bladder can happen if the case is severe.
Over time, a herniated disc can lose its shape and can cause bulging. The misshaping is a result of pressure applied to the disc from the sciatic nerve. After spinal decompression treatment, herniated discs can return to their normal shape and stop bulging.
Through spinal decompression, pressure is lessened from the sciatic nerve and pain reduces. Being a non-invasive treatment, it can be a good treatment option for those with mild or severe sciatica. Patients can have relief almost immediately or multiple sessions may be needed depending on the intensity of the condition
Spinal Joint Treatment
Spinal joints issues can be treated through spinal decompression therapy. The spine consists of a three-joint complex that connects at each vertebra. These joints sit in a somewhat tripod shape and cushion the body’s weight to allow free movement in all directions. Pain caused by spinal joints could worsen when attempting to get out of bed after seven or more hours of sleep.
Facet syndrome is when the spine’s facet joints are worn down or slip from the extra room. Wear and tear to these joints can occur over time. Constant or repetitive motions could cause joints to be worn down and result in pain. Athletes could be more prone to overuse injuries on the spinal joints, such as a baseball pitcher.
When the facet joints are inflamed, the patient can experience stiffness and soreness. This can lead to an increase in pain, especially when there is an inactiveness for long stretches of time. A lack of movement, such as from sitting at a desk for work, could result in further pain.
Although spinal joints could be treated through pain medications, spinal decompression is an alternative method and completely natural. With spinal decompression, facet joints can be readjusted to help the patient feel relief almost immediately.
Spinal decompression treatments help the body form back into its normal state and improve the pain that arises from spinal joint issues. Pain may slowly reduce throughout time or patients may experience instant relief.
Pinched Nerve Relief
Herniated discs and other pressure, such as bone abnormality, could cause a pinched nerve. This pinching results in additional pain for the patient as aggravation from movements can occur.
Spinal decompression helps to reverse the effects of a pinched nerve as pressure is released. Nerves are able to relax as the vertebrae receive more room and pain signals stop being sent.
What are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?
The largest benefit from spinal decompression is the reduction of pain. Without having to deal with consistent and frequent pain, functionality improves and you can enjoy activities again. Because back pain can have a negative effect on your quality of life (as daily movements and tasks are difficult to accomplish), spinal decompression can benefit you not only physically but mentally as well.
Once patients begin to experience pain relief, they are able to return to their usual activities. Lives can be enriched once pain suffering stop and one can participate in activities again. Without being able to participate in the things you enjoy, mental health can be impacted. While the back heals from its pain, the mind can also be restored to a healthy state as daily activities are no longer hindered by pain.
Spinal decompression therapy can also prevent future issues with the vertebrae, spinal joints, and nerves. Spinal pain could affect the body in other ways, such as sleep or physical activity. With decompression treatment, patients could avoid experiencing further health issues by treating their pain.
Another benefit of spinal decompression is increased blood flow. As pressure placed on the spine is released, the body’s fluidity improves and blood circulation can be heightened.
Is Spinal Decompression Safe?
Studies have shown that spinal decompression therapy can be a viable non-surgical option for pain relief. Pain levels can improve and patients can have an effective response to the treatment.
Just like any other procedure, there are potential risks. Patients with certain conditions may be more prone to harmful effects from spinal decompression. Some of these conditions include pregnancy, tumors, fractures, or spine implants.
However, spinal decompression is considered a less dangerous option for pain relief when compared to other surgical procedures. Strong medications, such as anesthesia, are not necessary for decompression treatments and recovery times are significantly less.
Back Pain Solution at Anodyne Delaware
People should not have to suffer from continuous pain that hinders them from doing what they enjoy doing. Spinal decompression therapy is a safe and natural back pain solution that can help people being to live pain-free.
Anodyne Delaware focuses on non-opioid, non-surgical treatment of acute & chronic pain. Long-term or short-term pain is treatable with the procedures and treatments available at our clinic. As a one-stop treatment center, our team of providers offers a wide amount of services to care for every person’s needs.
Spinal decompression works to correct the issue and provides a solution for the pain. As a non-surgical procedure, patients can expect to return to their daily activities without limitations faster than they could with other surgical operations.
Treatment may include sessions over a period of a few weeks for the patient to receive the best result. Spinal decompression may not be an appropriate option for certain patients, but a consultation with a chiropractor will determine if decompression is right for you.
Find out if spinal decompression will be best for your pain relief with Anodyne Delaware. Schedule a consultation with us and treat your pain with no drugs, no surgery, and no injections.