In simple terms, “spine decompression therapy” is described as the relief of pressure on one or more pinched nerves in the spinal column. There are two ways to achieve spinal decompression—surgically and non-surgically. Spine decompression therapy is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, you may be a candidate for the DRS Protocol™, the spine decompression therapy that is the leading alternative to invasive surgery.
If your medical physician has recommended surgical spinal decompression, two procedures are commonly used:
- Microdiscectomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure using an instrument or laser while using a microscope for magnification; or a
- Laminectomy, an invasive surgical procedure in which a small portion of the arch of the vertebrae (bone) is removed from the spine to alleviate the pressure on the pinched nerve.
If you’re wondering does spinal decompression therapy work, seek professional advice from a chiropractor who specializes in back pain about spine decompression therapy. This safe alternative to surgery or drugs treats the root cause of your pain, not just the symptoms!
How does spinal decompression therapy work, you ask? To put it simply, with the use of advanced computer technology, a mechanical traction device is used that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, reducing the body’s natural tendency to resist an external force. This enhanced control allows a spinal decompression table to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column, which serves to reduce the pressure between each disc.
Spine decompression therapy is promoted as safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia, or surgery. Many patients report that they look forward to the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well-tolerated, with the added benefit of treating and relieving their pain within a few weeks.
So does spinal decompression therapy really work? If you would like to avoid back surgery, contact McKim Chiropractic for more information and to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for the DRS Protocol™, a spine decompression therapy. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID achieve a pain-free life!