Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy in Dickson, TN Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain
For people suffering from chronic low back pain, one of the best methods of non-invasive treatment is Spinal Decompression Therapy.
This therapy carefully works the damaged area of the spine using computerized technology to stimulate and separate the discs to allow for progressive healing.
How does Spinal Decompression Therapy work for Chronic Low Back Pain?
Non-surgical Spinal Decompressiontherapy applies intermittent distractive forces to the damaged spinal structures. This is done using computer-controlled equipment in order to ensure a precise, gradual manner of treatment for the benefit of the patient.
Applying these forces with exact pressure and positioning of the body gently separates the vertebrae from one another to create a vacuum within the damaged discs.
The purpose of this vacuum effect, is to create negative intradiscal pressure, to provide the opportunity for the damaged disc to be drawn back. If a bulging or herniated disc is affected in this way, over time it may fully be retracted and heal.
Retracting the disc removes the pressure off either the thecal sac or the nerve root, depending on what the disc was impinging on. While the movement of the disc during each of these vacuum sessions is microscopic, the goal is the cumulative effect resulting from multiple movements.
After each decompression, there is a portion of relaxation, and during these cycles the healing of the disc is stimulated. Retraction of the disc into the space between the vertebrae once more provides the damaged disc with a nutrient rich environment to heal itself.
How long does Spinal Decompression Therapy take?
The average procedure for a patient lasts 10-20 minutes per session with multiple sessions over six to eight weeks. In addition to the spinal decompression, Chiropractic adjustments, massage and electrical stimulation are used to improve and speed results. For chronic pain in the lower back, the patient simply only needs to lie on the therapy table while treatment is administered.
The table, and the distraction force application tools, is computer-controlled according to a therapy program developed uniquely for the needs of that patient. The actual session is a relatively painless experience, and many patients report that the treatment is comfortable enough to sleep through as it is administered.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a very effective method in the treatment of pinched nerves, herniated or bulging discs, facet syndromes, or other leg pain. To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy, schedule a consult with Dr. Scott at Dickson Chiropractic and see if you can put a stop to your chronic low back pain.