Spinal Decompression for Disc Problems and Back Pain
Spinal decompression is a therapy that utilizes motorized traction to relieve back pain. It’s a nonsurgical method of relieving the unrelenting discomfort of herniated, bulging, and degenerated spinal discs. Here are three things chiropractor Dr. Bijan Eshkevari of Houston Spine Wellness in Woodlands, TX, wants you to know about spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is a simple, noninvasive treatment.
When you come in for spinal decompression, you remain clothed as you lie down on the treatment table. Your chiropractor will fit you with one harness around your trunk and another harness around your pelvis. The traction applied to your spine helps discs fall back into alignment, taking pressure off nerves leaving the spine, and allowing nutrients to flow back into the spine. The traction your spine in under through these harnesses is computer-controlled to ensure your safety and comfort.
Treatment may last from thirty minutes to an hour. You may benefit from as many as five spinal decompression sessions a week, for as many as seven weeks. Although, many patients do not need these many sessions to notice improvement.
Your chiropractor can use spinal decompression to treat many common disc problems.
Chiropractors use nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:
- Chronic back and neck pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
- Sciatica, compression of the nerve the crosses the hip, which can extend down the leg.
- Worn-out spinal joints (a condition known as posterior facet syndrome).
- Diseased or injured roots of spinal nerves.
Treatment with spinal decompression can relieve chronic pain, tingling and burning sensations, and numbness. If you have suffered from disc problems for months or years, in many cases spinal decompression can begin to relieve symptoms at your very first treatment.
Your chiropractor offers additional treatments for the relief of pain.
In addition to spinal decompression, your chiropractor can reduce pain with therapeutic ultrasound, transcutaneous electro-neural stimulations (TENS), and therapeutic massage. Your chiropractor may also offer acupuncture to reduce inflammation that aggravates muscle injuries that may complicate your recovery.
Nearly everyone can receive spinal decompression therapy. However, if you have a history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or aortic dissection, or you are receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor, you should let your chiropractor know so you and your chiropractor can find the best course of treatment for you.
Make your appointment with Houston Spine Wellness in Woodlands today!
Dr. Bijan Eshkevari, known as Dr. E to his patients, has been a practicing chiropractor since 2001 and a licensed acupuncturist since 2004. Request an appointment online or call us at (713)-907-1731. The offices of Houston Spine Wellness, P.C. are located at 2219 Sawdust Rd, Unit 803, Woodlands, TX 77380.