If you have pain that radiates from your lower back down either of your legs, it’s likely that you might have a herniated disc in the lumbar region of your spine. While herniated discs are relatively common among Americans, if you don’t know how to identify them, you won’t be able to treat them. So what can you do about it? Spinal decompression could be the answer you’re looking for.
First, if you have back or sciatica pain, you need to visit a specialist. Once your chiropractor rules out other diagnoses, then you can begin treatment. Depending on the severity of your injury, common treatment options range from oral pain medication to major surgery. However, before going to extremes, you might benefit from a little more information. For example, did you know that physical therapies, such as chiropractic spinal adjustment and spinal disc decompression traction therapy are often enough to both treat the pain and heal the injury?
I once helped a woman get relief for her lower back pain using our spinal decompression machine. She had been to the best orthopedic doctors in the area. All of them recommended the usual treatments: pain medication, anti-inflammatory medicine, traditional physical therapy—none of it gave her an ounce of relief. Luckily, this woman had a smart friend who suggested she see a chiropractor.
After connecting with us and going through her first decompression session, she told me that she felt immediate relief. She was free from the pain she had been suffering from for years. Can you imagine that? If you suffer from sciatica pain from a herniated disc and can imagine her relief, think about this:
Spinal Decompression is Safer than the Alternatives
Out of the 500,000-plus herniated disc surgeries performed in the United States every year, nearly 90% are unnecessary or ineffective. With all the complications that can occur during or after surgery, that’s a lot of needless risk to take. Any prescription medication that pain sufferers take also carries the risk of addiction. Based on the opioid epidemic that we find ourselves in today, it seems that the risk is indeed high.
On the other hand, spinal decompression therapy is non-invasive, doesn’t carry the risk of addiction, and won’t leave you open to infection or other complications after each session.
Spinal Decompression is Convenient and Painless
Even a simple surgical operation can mean missing weeks of work. Not only do you have to have the operation, which can take hours—you also have to factor in recovery time. When you undergo spinal decompression therapy, you don’t have to worry about missing much work or taking too much time out of your busy schedule. Since each session lasts only about 30 minutes, you could even squeeze one in during your lunch hour. And did I mention that these sessions are virtually pain-free?
Don’t endure the pain any longer. If you’re suffering from a herniated disc or sciatica pain and you’ve had enough, call our offices today to schedule a spinal decompression consultation. We will determine whether you are a good candidate so you can get back on the path to good spine health. Call us today. 305-363-6172