Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

by Dr. Karen Cann on June 30, 2011

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from back pain, sciatica, leg pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, tingling, numbness, arm pain, neck pain, spinal stenosis or failed low back syndrome?

If you or your family members have been struggling with any of these debilitating conditions with little or no relief, then ask yourself the following questions:

Is back pain getting in the way of your daily life?

  •  Are you currently dependant on medications on a daily basis?
  • Are you limited in daily activities?
  • Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
  • Are you considering surgery and uncomfortable with that choice?
  • Have all the options been presented to you?
  • Have you already tried chiropractic or physical therapy?
  • Have you been out of work due to pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is certainly a viable treatment option.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary non-invasive technology used to treat certain types of back pain. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to slowly and gently stretch the spine. This then takes pressure off of the nerve, discs, and vertebrae. Vertebral decompression is one of the most exciting medical treatments developed in many years since it demonstrates good statistical results for long term pain relief.

Applicable Medical Conditions For Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression may be the answer for your back pain.

It should be understood that not all forms of back and neck pain can be treated successfully with decompression. The most common spinal condition treated with decompression treatment is a herniated, bulging, or protruded disc. Spinal compression can cause the disc to expand, putting pressure on surrounding spinal nerve roots. Decompression treatment takes the pressure off these damaged discs so that the disc bulge will theoretically shrink back closer to its original size.

Degenerative Disc disease is also a common condition treated with decompression therapy. Loss of disc height can be exacerbated by spinal compression, causing the vertebral bodies to move closer together. This can cause nerve compression and other forms of common back pain. Decompression eliminates the overwhelming pressure on degenerated discs, potentially reducing or eliminating painful symptoms.

The Best Spinal Decompression Equipment

Dr. Cann provides the best care available for back pain. She offers spinal decompression therapy through use of the best equipment on the market.

Forget about old fashioned attempts at decompression therapy. Pulley and weight spinal traction systems have never been proven to do anything except injure patients in rare circumstances. Traction keeps patients confined to bed, contributing to circulation issues, muscular atrophy and functionality concerns. Inversion therapy might create decompression of the spinal column, but is best left for fitness usage for patients with severe and unpredictable pain. Cox Technic is a time tested form of decompression used primarily by chiropractors. While this adjusting method may work, it must usually be maintained (ie: continual treatments every week or so), unlike modern decompression which is a finite treatment usually only lasting about a month. There are several high-tech modern versions of decompression therapy and I particularly like Axiom’s wonderful DRX9000.

The Process of Spinal Decompression Treatment

For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.

Recommendation on Spinal Decompression

I like decompression therapy as an excellent treatment option to avoid back surgery. Spinal surgery often has poor results for pain relief and has many risks and complications. It is always better to avoid surgery if at all possible.

Dr. Cann provides each and every client with a complete and thorough evaluation.

I have studied the technology used by all the current spinal decompression systems on the market and strongly recommend the DRX9000 system above the others. In fact, I personally have received treatment and can attest to how well it truly works.  If you have tried several unsuccessful treatments for your back pain, you should consider non-surgical decompression therapy as a final option. Just remember that if your pain does not respond, it might indicate a misdiagnosis of the actual pain causing condition. Decompression is not a miracle – it is a scientific medical treatment. If it is not treating the actual source of pain, it will be useless, just like surgery or any other type of physical treatment. Many patients with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome are really suffering from psychosomatic back pain. Sure, they have the physical spinal structural abnormalities present, but those conditions are NOT usually responsible for their pain. In these cases, decompression therapy works as a powerful placebo treatment.

In summary, I support spinal decompression for a great majority of back pain sufferers, due to one major piece of evidence – it seems to work. So many people have had long and horrific histories with chronic pain and now enjoy complete relief or drastic symptomatic reduction. To me, this speaks volumes and makes me feel good about adding this therapy option to my practice.

I sincerely want you to be fully informed about all the options available for back pain relief. You are going to have some decisions to make, and you should be making those decisions based on your comfort level. Choices must be made. Some treatments are aimed at pain suppression and temporary pain relief. Other treatments are corrective in nature. Know the difference. Empower yourself to choose those procedures that make sense to you. It’s your health.

(850) 916-9304

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates are accepted for care. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment, please call (850) 916-9304 or email us.

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