Spinal Decompression Treatment as an Alternative To Back Surgery
Posted Mar 14 2011 4:24pm
After back surgery
A herniated disc is a serious condition that can often respond favorably to spinal decompression treatment. If typical rehabilitation, physical therapy, and other measures such as chiropractic adjustments and cortisone injections have not worked, spinal decompression therapy can be an effective non-surgical solution to conditions such as sciatica, or in some cases, spinal stenosis.
If the back pain symptoms worsen they lead to pain, debilitation, and even spinal surgery. When a disc becomes ruptured, herniated or bulged (also called a ‘slipped disc’), it can cause pain in the low back. This can lead to leg pain (sciatica), low back and hip pain, and trouble with simple tasks like walking or being able to work. There are spinal exercises or back stretches you can perform for relief, but likely may be limited in effectiveness, especially if the case is severe. Back pain is very hard to ‘tough out’; it can debilitate most anyone if not treated appropriately. Herniated discs can be caused by a serious back injury, but can also be the result of aging or repetitive stress or poor posture.
Spinal decompression treatment can oppose the compressive forces which may have led to the disc injury to begin with. Whether you want to get back to biking along the Cherry Creek Bike Path, playing football at Mullen High School, or hiking at Chatfield Reservoir, spinal decompression treatment has helped hundreds of Denver Metro residents avoid surgery and get back to their active lifestyles.
Spinal Decompression Treatment or Back Surgery?
A common ‘conventional’ treatment to obtain back pain relief that comes from a herniated disc is back surgery, which can cost a significant amount of both time and money and lead to months of rehabilitation, missed work and disability. For anyone who suffers from a herniated disc, there is a holistic, alternative medicine approach to treatment: spinal decompression treatment. Spinal decompression is a safe and FDA-cleared solution that gently pulls the vertebrae of the spine apart in an attempt to lessen the compressive, destructive forces that damage a disc. In addition to treatment for herniated disk (herniated disc) and bulging disc, it is also has the potential to be used as a sciatica treatment to attempt to cure sciatica.
Spinal decompression treatment is usually offered by chiropractors, some of which are spine specialists trained specifically in the science of spinal decompression treatment. Instead of risky and invasive procedures to attempt to treat herniated discs or bulging discs and the pain that comes with them, they are using technology like spinal decompression treatment. People often mistake spinal decompression with an inversion table, but there are different kinds of herniated disc treatments. Chronic neck pain and cervical discs can also be treated with the DRX9000 decompression table, which is a treatment that takes about 45 minutes and is performed without anesthesia or invasive surgery. Most patients experience a serious reduction in pain after a few visits. While each case is different, most patients undergo 15-25 treatments over 4-8 weeks. The treatment is administered in the practitioners office and does not require any of difficult and intense recovery associated with traditional surgery.
One of the best ways to know if you qualify for this back treatment is to visit a chiropractor experienced in spinal decompression treatment and get an evaluation and consultation. At Evocare Center for Physical Health, serving Denver, Lakewood, and Littleton, Colorado areas, near Academy Park, near Hampden and Wadsworth we offer spinal decompression treatment.