What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?

Research shows that over 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. The discomfort associated with back pain can be disruptive to a person’s everyday life. Chronic back pain especially can be debilitating. Performing simple tasks becomes extremely hard, and you cannot stand straight for long periods.

If you are experiencing pain in the lower back that radiates pain in your arm, you may have a herniated disc that is compressing your nerve. To relieve the pressure in the nerve that is causing the back pain, experts perform a spinal decompression to provide relief. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure, and it is an effective way to deal with back pain.

What Is Spinal Decompression?

This is a form of traction treatment that utilizes special motorized tables to relieve pressure from spinal discs. The discs are gently stretched to take the pressure off of the cushions that separate the spine vertebrae. Once the pressure has been released, bulging spinal discs get back into place, taking pressure off of the spinal nerves that make a patient feel pain.

The decompressed spine allows free movement of oxygen, water, and other fluids into the discs, hence promoting natural healing. Relieving pressure from the spinal discs does more than just stop back pain. When spinal discs return to their normal position, patients can longer experience pain caused by other conditions such as:

  • Nerve root pressure.

  • Spinal stenosis.

  • Spinal arthritis.

  • Degenerated or herniated disc.

If you are experiencing chronic back pain, spinal decompression is an excellent option to get back to living a pain-free life. Some of the benefits of spinal decompression therapy include:

It Is Non-Surgical

This therapy is non-invasive, meaning you don’t have to be bedridden for days before you fully recover. All you have to do is find a professional chiropractor who will help you relieve the pressure on your spine. After the procedure, you get to walk out pain-free and go back to your normal life.

Quick Procedure

You don’t have to wait to get relief from back pain. With spinal decompression therapy, all you have to do is book an appointment with your chiropractor. This therapy takes less than an hour, depending on your needs.

No Medication Needed

Spinal decompression promotes natural healing, so you don’t need expensive medication to relieve your back pain.

Lasting Results

Spinal decompression therapy is a process. Every time your spinal discs get pulled, nutrients get in and rehydrate the discs. It takes an average of eight sessions to get rid of the back pain. You have to be committed to visiting your chiropractor consistently to enjoy long-term results.

Improved Posture

Most back pain are a result of misalignment of the spine resulting from poor posture. Combined with regular chiropractic care, spinal decompression can help improve your overall posture by removing nerve interference.

Highly Effective

Studies show that 85 percent of patients suffering from chronic back pain who opt for spinal decompression therapy avoid surgery. The likelihood of success is higher in patients with a herniation.

To learn more about spinal decompression, call ReAlign Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois at (773) 917-0900 with any questions or to book an appointment today.