Did you know that 8 out of 10 Americans experience debilitating back pain at some time in their lives? Most doctors would agree that the most common culprit of back pain is the vertebrae of the spine, whether they have been injured, herniated, arthritic, or just plain worn out.
If tumors and infection have been ruled out as the cause of your back pain, some spinal injuries can heal themselves within a few weeks. However, chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation or spinal decompression) can be helpful in accelerating the body’s healing power.
Unfortunately, not everyone gets better on their own. That’s when many physicians recommend back surgery. Data shows that more than one million Americans undergo spinal surgery each year consisting of spinal fusions (vertebrae are joined surgically with metal rods and screws permanently). These surgery patients are asking what is the fastest way to recover from back surgery? This is a hard question as the recovery of each person cannot always be forecast.
The best solution is to avoid invasive surgery if it is possible! We have a back surgery alternative—spinal decompression therapy! This treatment can relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries without invasive surgery or pain medications.
What is spinal decompression therapy, you ask? With the use of a computer-controlled decompression table, distraction force is applied to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc) in minute increments. Over time, the disc reshapes itself and receives the proper flow of nutrients to heal itself, avoiding brittleness and becoming stronger to avoid future injury.
McKim Chiropractic offers the DRS Protocol™, a spinal decompression therapy that has been approved by the FDA as a back surgery alternative treatment. By working with the body to restore the correct alignment to the structure of the spine, nerve involvement is reduced or eliminated, reducing your pain and allowing the body to heal itself naturally.
Call McKim Chiropractic today to discuss back surgery alternatives with one of our licensed chiropractors. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve their optimum level of health and live pain-free!