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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:

Significance

  • Spinal decompression treatments are minimally invasive, but there are still risks involved. You will be asked to undergo a physical exam, MRI, and X-rays to determine if spinal decompression treatments are appropriate for you.

Function

  • Spinal decompression treatments work by relaxing the spine through specific positions. The spinal disc is put under "negative pressure," to pull the herniated disc material back inside through a vacuum effect. Decreasing the pressure in discs helps to stimulate the blood supply and promotes healing.

Contradictions

  • Spinal decompression treatments should not be used for pregnant women, people who have spinal instability, such as severe osteoporosis or degeneration of the spine, or those who have had spinal surgery with the implantation of screws, metal plates, or similar hardware.

Treatment

  • Spinal decompression treatments are often used for those who have back or neck pain because of damaged discs, including herniated discs, bulging discs, narrowing of the spinal column or stenosis of the spine, sciatica, or radiculopathy.

Alternatives

  • In addition to spinal decompression treatments, it is important to know that there are other methods, such as chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, or physical therapy. These methods can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.

The chiropractors at McKim Chiropractic offer the DRS Protocol™, a safe, non-surgical treatment for back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Call McKim Chiropractic today for more information about low back pain treatment and to schedule a consultation. Before prescribing a course of treatment, you will be given a thorough examination to determine whether you are a candidate for the DRS Protocol™ Therapy. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve a pain-free life!

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