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There are many people who suffer from back pain that are looking for an effective low back pain treatment. This article explains what spinal decompression treatment is and how it can help you. These treatments have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration to relieve pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc, as well as to relieve pain in the back, legs, neck, and arm. Spinal decompression treatments are considered safer than injections or surgery.

So just what is the best treatment for lower back pain, you ask? Here are a few facts that patients should discuss with their chiropractor and doctors:

Spine decompression therapy has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for chiropractors to use to relieve pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc, as well as pain in the back, legs, neck, and arm. Spine decompression therapy is considered less invasive than spinal surgery, anesthesia, or injections.

Even though spine decompression therapy is minimally invasive, there is still some risk involved. This is why your chiropractor will first give a physical exam, x-ray, and possibly an MRI, to determine if spine decompression therapy is right for you.

This is a question asked by many people, especially if they are suffering from back pain. How did it happen they wonder, and why? Are there any low back pain cures that work? Most people have probably experienced the single most common cause of lower back pain—a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. It can happen suddenly from an activity or it can develop gradually from repetitive movements over a period of time. Some movements or activities that can lead to injury include:

Back pain that won’t go away is the most common type of chronic pain in the United States. If you’re living with severe pain, surgery may seem like the quickest and easiest way to relieve your pain. However, given enough time, many types of back pain will go away without surgery. Research shows that chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy, along with other forms of alternative treatments, such as massage, electrical stimulus, and exercise, can ease many types of back pain as well as keep it from returning.

Generally, depending upon your unique situation, surgery may only be recommended by your physician if you have something major going on in your back. Be sure to understand exactly what the surgery entails and the end goal. If back surgery really is necessary, don’t put it off as your problem may only worsen.

So when is back surgery necessary? Some reasons for surgery may include:

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