If you are facing back surgery, you may want to know more about spinal decompression therapy that is offered at many chiropractic offices. This safe and non-invasive treatment may be the solution for you! As an alternative for back surgery that is approved by the Federal Drug Administration, spinal decompression therapy works to relieve pain in the back legs, neck, and arms caused by a bulging or herniated disc. If you quality for spine decompression therapy, you can avoid surgery, injections, and addictive pain killers.
5 Facts About Spinal Decompression Therapy:
- Required Tests – Even though spine decompression therapy is safe and non-invasive, there is some risk involved. To determine if it is right for you, your chiropractor should recommend a physical exam, x-rays, and even an MRI.
- Purpose – Decreasing pressure on the discs stimulates the supply of blood flow throughout the body promoting healing.
- Treatment – Spinal decompression treatments are often used for herniated disc, bulging discs, narrowing of the spinal column or stenosis of the spine, sciatica or radiculopathy. Through the treatment process, the herniated disc material is pulled back inside through a vacuum effect.
- Contradictions – Patients who have spinal instability, such as severe osteoporosis or degeneration of the spine, should not use spinal decompression therapy. If a patient has severe nerve damage or has had spinal surgery with the implantation of screws, metal plates or similar hardware, spinal decompression should not be used. Pregnant women should also not have spine decompression therapy because of pressure on the abdomen.
- Alternatives – There are other methods, such as chiropractic treatment, massage, and physical therapy that can provide positive results as an alternative to invasive surgical options.
At McKim Chiropractic, we offer patients the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spine decompression therapy that relieves back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Patients are given a thorough examination by a chiropractic doctor to determine whether the DRS Protocol™ is right for them before a course of treatment is prescribed.
Need more information about spinal decompression therapy? Contact McKim Chiropractic, either on our website or by calling one of our conveniently located offices for more information about spine decompression therapy and to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID achieve a pain-free life!