Spinal Decompression in Douglasville, GA
Spinal Decompression Effective Back Pain Relief
Pain or discomfort stemming from the lower back, legs, neck, and spine can make life much more difficult. You may have problems sitting or standing for long periods of time. Your mobility may be limited and the activities you once enjoyed may become a distant memory.
Needless to say, if this sounds like you, you’ve probably looked everywhere for relief.
Luckily, one therapy that can address this type of pain is called spinal decompression.
What Exactly Is Spinal Decompression?
This chiropractic treatment may help patients with lower back pain as well as those suffering from:
- Pain that moves down the leg (sciatica)
- Neck pain
- Pain due to a herniated or bulging disc
- Pain due to a degenerated disc
- Posterior facet syndrome (when the facet joints in the spine deteriorate)
- And, many more painful issues.
During the treatment, you will lay on a traction table, which is a special device designed to help stretch out your spine. A chiropractor will control the table device via computer.
Why is this movement effective? Your spine is made up of bones as well as spinal disks – cushions between the vertebrae that give your spine its mobility. These disks also absorb shock and hold the vertebrae together.
As your spine is gently stretched, the pressure on your disks is alleviated, as well as pressure on any nearby nerves. Finally, stretching the spine can help beneficial oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich spinal fluid reach your disks to promote healing.
The treatment can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes on average. Multiple treatments are recommended for best results.
Why Nonsurgical Back Pain Treatment Is a Good Choice
Surgery is not a guaranteed solution to pain. In general, surgery for back pain is a drastic measure that doesn’t always produce effective results.
In contrast, nonsurgical back pain treatment has been found to be effective at relieving pain. Studies have shown that spinal decompression using traction devices produces positive effects for patients, including lessened pain and lowered disability.
If you suffer from lower back pain, you could benefit from a treatment like this from a Chiropractor like Dr. Hattaway, who has been in practice for over 30 years!