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If you’re one of the many people who live with constant back pain, you may wonder how can you relieve lower back pain fast. You are among the many who are looking for low back pain cures. There is good news! Doctors of Chiropractic, or chiropractors, are trained and licensed to treat conditions involving back pain and/or neck pain through “hands-on” chiropractic care. They do not use drugs or surgery as low back pain cures.

Treatment generally consists of the following methods:

The answer to the above question can vary depending on the type of spinal decompression you are seeking. Spinal decompression treatment has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration but there are several different types to consider. Many physicians have a tendency to use invasive surgery as the “go-to” remedy to relieve pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc. Along with surgery and anesthesia, injections and pain medication are used to relieve the symptoms of pain instead of the real cause of that pain.

However, the good news is that there is an alternative spinal decompression treatment to consider. Doctors of chiropractic offer a non-invasive form of spinal decompression treatment for patients who have back or neck pain because of damaged discs, including herniated and bulging discs, narrowing of the spinal column or stenosis of the spine, and sciatica.

Did you know that 8 out of 10 Americans experience debilitating back pain at some time in their lives? Most doctors would agree that the most common culprit of back pain is the vertebrae of the spine, whether they have been injured, herniated, arthritic, or just plain worn out.

If tumors and infection have been ruled out as the cause of your back pain, some spinal injuries can heal themselves within a few weeks. However, chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation or spinal decompression) can be helpful in accelerating the body’s healing power.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets better on their own. That’s when many physicians recommend back surgery. Data shows that more than one million Americans undergo spinal surgery each year consisting of spinal fusions (vertebrae are joined surgically with metal rods and screws permanently). These surgery patients are asking what is the fastest way to recover from back surgery? This is a hard question as the recovery of each person cannot always be forecast.

You may first need to know what the term “spine decompression therapy” means. Simply stated, it is the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column that causes nerve interference and pain. This can be achieved either surgically or non-surgically for conditions such as:

  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Poor Posture
  • Repetitive stress
  • Acute injury

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