If more people in this country knew about the alternatives, like spinal decompression, back surgery wouldn’t be bringing in $600 billion per year in America. Well over 1 million people undergo back surgery annually to try to relieve pain and numbness. That’s two to five times the rates of other developed countries! Families are spending what some people don’t even make in a year to treat back pain. However, with only a 5% success rate, back surgery doesn’t seem to be a good investment. Considering the risks involved, it’s not a smart first choice for age-related back pain.
It’s all fine and well to say that back surgery isn’t the best option for back pain sufferers. However, when the pain and numbness become unbearable, where else can a person suffering from the pains of aging find some relief?
The answer is much simpler, safer, and more effective than you think: spinal decompression.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is an inexpensive alternative to back surgery, and the advantages don’t stop at the price tag.
As the name suggests, this procedure does not require surgery, which often does the opposite of what it’s supposed to do. The goal of this therapy is to relieve some of the pressure on the spine’s vertebrae and discs, which can put an end to back pain and promote healing. The spine’s discs, composed of soft tissue and filled with a jelly-like substance, provide the vertebral joints of the spine with padding, which allows for unhindered movement. When these discs become damaged, as often happens as we get older, severe pain and numbness can occur.
Therapy typically lasts six to eight weeks, with sessions taking about 30 minutes to complete. The sessions, in which a certified clinician manipulates the spine using special equipment, can lend immediate relief to patients, and as the treatment continues, the pain between sessions can diminish significantly.
How It Works
Essentially, a session of spinal decompression therapy stretches the spine approximately 5 to 7 millimeters at the pain-affected area. This negative pressure on the spine allows water, oxygen, and key nutrients to enter the damaged areas surrounding the disc, thus promoting healing while providing pain relief.
Spinal decompression is a gentle treatment option for back pain, especially when compared to surgery. The result, in addition to the immediate relief gained during a session, is long-term pain relief.
Why You Should Make an Appointment Today
Thousands of back pain sufferers have found relief in spinal decompression therapy. Not only does it treat pain by healing the underlying problem, but it also allows patients to go about their day after each session is complete. Unlike surgery, which can result in complications and weeks of bed rest, spinal decompression therapy is convenient, safe, and effective.
So, say goodbye to your back pain and numbness. If your spine has felt better days, call the offices of Dr. Mike Newman. He and his team will oversee your spinal decompression therapy sessions with the expert knowledge and care you deserve.