Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Right For You?

There’s no question that chronic back pain can be nagging. Did you know that nearly 80 percent of Americans deal with back pain at one point or another in their lifetime? Whether it’s upper, middle, or lower back pain, it not only disrupts your lifestyle, but that of your family as well.

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What have you been doing to combat that back pain? Over-the-counter pain medications may bring temporary relief but can actually lead to more harm than good in the long run. If you’ve been struggling to find lasting relief, you may want to consider
spinal decompression therapy.

Spinal Decompression in Reno

When it comes to proven back pain relief, few treatments are more effective than spinal decompression. This particular treatment for back pain works by slowly and gently stretching the spine. Doing so actually changes the force and position of the spine, which alleviates pressure off spinal discs. It makes an ideal treatment for herniated discs, bulging discs, or a slipped disc because spinal decompression therapy takes pressure off nerves and other structures in the spine. Over time, the discs heal on their own as they begin to receive more water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids. Through the healing that spinal decompression therapy provides, most patients are able to avoid back surgery, or to find relief after a failed back surgery. 

Spinal decompression, a non-invasive and non-surgical choice of many patients, can help you if you’re dealing with any of the following:

How Spinal Decompression for Back Pain Works

When you come into our Reno chiropractic clinic, we will first determine if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy or other back pain remedies provided by our team of professionals. The actual spinal decompression therapy is performed on a specially designed table and often includes a number of treatments that vary, depending on what our team deems appropriate based on the severity of compression within your spine.

Treatment may last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes and may also be paired with lower back pain remedies such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and hot or cold therapy. On average, patients report a noticeable improvement in their pain with just five spinal decompression treatments. Keep in mind, however, that your symptoms may require more than five.

Decompression as an Alternative to Back Surgery

Many of our patients have been told they need back surgery and are looking for an alternative treatment. Spinal decompression often relieves the lower back pain caused by disc issues naturally, allowing the body to heal by relieving that pressure on the spine. Spinal decompression is much less risky that back surgery, requires no down or recovery time, and provides lasting results. Additionally, patients who have undergone back surgery and have not found relief, or their symptoms return, find great results in spinal decompression without having to go back under the knife.

Your Initial Chiropractic Consultation

As mentioned earlier, your first visit to Northern Nevada Chiropractic will be mainly about determining whether or not you will be a fit for spinal decompression therapy. Not everyone will be a good candidate. For example, it’s best for women who are pregnant to work with NNC’s Dr. Nelson to try an alternative to spinal decompression therapy. Folks with any of the following conditions should also seek a different approach to their back pain:

  • Fracture
  • Tumor
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Metal implants in the spine

Why Choose Northern Nevada Chiropractic for Spinal Decompression?

Northern Nevada Chiropractic features a staff with decades of experience serving the Reno community. We have three spinal decompression tables, all with slightly unique treatment modalities. This allows our chiropractors to choose the ideal treatment for you based on your unique injury and health goals. It also gives flexibility to change modalities as you progress through treatment. 

We are proud that our wellness clinic takes a whole body approach where natural healing is emphasized as opposed to the use of invasive surgical techniques or drugs. Contact us today if you are interested in spinal decompression or any of our other services.

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