Has your daily life become plagued by back or neck pain? Do you worry about the potential risks of surgery and the costs? If so, spinal decompression may be the right type of treatment for you. There are many reasons that you could have back or neck pain and they’re often types of pain that you can’t treat on your own or hope will get better with time.
Here at Apex Physical Medicine we are committed to helping you feel better and finding the best way for you to start feeling better. We offer complimentary consultations so call us today if you’re experiencing any type of chronic back pain. We are certain we’ll be able to find a way to start you on the road to feeling better.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy works by using a machine, the DRX9000, to gently separate the discs in your spine. Some of the forms of pain that spinal decompression works on is sciatica, and herniated discs. Sciatica is a type of nerve pain in your lower back, herniated discs are discs that are slipping out of their annulus. Many types of back pain can be relieved by spinal decompression. This is all done without requiring any type of surgery or anesthetics so if those two things concern you, feel free to not worry about them as this is purely non-surgical spinal decompression. This version of spinal decompression is a good alternative to surgery or chiropractic treatment.
What is Spinal Decompression
If you’re more curious about what is spinal decompression is more detail, here’s more of a detailed explanation. The main component of spinal decompression therapy is the machine that does the actual decompressing, the DRX9000. It does this by precisely and gently separating the compressed discs in the patient's spine while they lay on the decompression table. The patient is strapped down with two harnesses as they lay on the table. This decompression process reduces the pressure on the disc. Then if the disc needs to heal, the vacuum of the DRX9000 works to pull oxygen, nutrients, and fluid into the injured disc. In general, decompressing the discs helps them get these but the vacuum helps speed up the process. The treatment usually lasts between 30 to 45 minutes and will require multiple appointments. Again, this process doesn’t require anesthetics and doesn’t include any surgery. There is such a thing as surgical spinal decompression but that’s only used in severe cases of back pain.
Spinal decompression can be a relief for chronic back pain and is already being used to help a countless number of people. It’s a less invasive treatment that helps the body recover in a more natural way. Feel free to contact us so we can determine if spinal decompression is the right treatment for you. Making sure your chronic pain is relieved is our priority.