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Do you have lasting back pain that makes it hard to keep up with your daily activities? If you are finding it hard to think of little else except finding relief from your pain, nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy might be the solution you are looking for. To decide if spine decompression therapy is right for you, it is helpful to understand just exactly how it works.

A chiropractic doctor uses nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy to gently stretch the spine (with the use of a computer-controlled table customized for your specific needs) to change the force and position of the spine. This takes the pressure off the spinal disks (gel-like cushions between the bones in the spine) by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in the spine. This, in turn, helps water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids to flow into the disks, promoting natural healing.

Each treatment may last 30 to 45 minutes and may require several appointments spanning five to seven weeks.  To enhance the effectiveness, other types of treatment may be used in conjunction with spinal decompression, such as:

  • Electrical stimulation (electric current that causes certain muscles to contract)
  • Ultrasound (the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing)
  • Heat or cold therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is an effective and safe alternative to invasive back surgery that can be used to treat several issues, including:

  • Chronic back and neck pain,
  • Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg through the sciatic nerve)
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

The DRS Protocol™ is a revolutionary technology offered at McKim Chiropractic that provides relief from pain for many patients whose conditions would have traditionally made them candidates for surgery or other invasive treatments, or prescription drugs. Ask your chiropractor whether or not you are a candidate for the DRS Protocol™.

To find out more about spine decompression therapy and avoid back surgery, contact McKim Chiropractic for more information and to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the DRS Protocol™. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID obtains a life pain-free!

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