Spinal Decompression Therapy is a great non-surgical method to treat pain caused by a disc bulge or herniation. The procedure is carried out in a series of sessions, the number of which varies individually.
What will Spinal Decompression Therapy treat?
Spinal decompression therapy provides relief through the use of a decompression table for patients with disc bulges and/or herniation. This therapy is also good for patients with failed back surgery, arthritic damage, degenerative disc disease, and compressed spinal nerves.
But patients who have internal instruments after surgery or those who are suffering from severe osteoporosis are not advised this therapy.
How is the therapy performed?
The spinal decompression therapy is based on the application of traction to the spinal muscles reducing the likelihood of muscle spasm. Traction creates a negative pressure within the intervertebral space creating suction and drawing in blood which contains the oxygen, nutrients, and healing factors and making them available to the disc.
Modern decompression techniques provide a safe and reliable treatment. As opposed to previous methods, current techniques use a computer-controlled decompression table that can work on a specific area of the spine with the damaged disc.
Patients are made to lie on the decompression table and the traction device is applied only to the desired area. A lab technician monitors the therapy session.
How reliable is the Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a reliable, pain-free treatment for patients suffering from a herniated or bulging disc. All the patients have to do is relax so that the decompression table can work. The patient may even fall asleep through the therapy if they wish, but many spend their time reading a book or relaxing into a pillow. The decompression table is designed to compensate for any movement of the patient.
Many patients achieve significant relief on or around the halfway point of their sessions. Patients are encouraged to attend all sessions for optimal relief.
Are there any risks of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
There is little to no risk associated with this therapy. Safety measures and the computer ensure that the patient experiences relief painlessly. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about Spinal Decompression Therapy, contact Consultants in Pain Medicine today. The practice has a Double Board Certified pain management doctor accepting over 50 insurance plans at multiple locations. Call (210) 202-4030 for more information and scheduling!