There are many instances where we put pressure on our spinal cord even if we do not intend to. We may be suffering from related conditions like bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and even pinched nerves that exert pressure on to our spine. To make matters even worse, poor posture and bad body mechanics contribute even more pressure to our spine.
When the pressure becomes too much, our backs begin to send us signals that it is in need of our attention and maybe even treatment. When we experience the following, we should go see a doctor to have our spines checked:
- Back pain
- An increased sensation in dermatome/overactive reflexes
- Paralysis of limbs found below the level of compression/loss of sensory or motor functions
- Difficulty in bladder and bowel movement
When diagnosed with spinal decompression, the treatment that your doctor would most likely offer you is spinal decompression. It is known to be a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment used to alleviate any disc pain found in the neck and back area. This is an FDA approved treatment that people choose as an alternative to surgery because it offers minimal to no risks at all.
The treatment is also very cost-effective. It doesn’t involve the use of any needles at all and there is no need to unclothe for the treatment to start and take process. Spinal decompression treatments, are performed directly and quickly.
Traditionally, surgery and chiropractic treatment services are used to correct compressed discs. However, the dawn of spinal decompression therapy has allowed people to try their hand at a less risky approach and still get the results that they need.
The spinal decompression process involves the patient being strapped down to a decompression table that applies force directly on to the main target area in the spine—the compressed disc. This distraction force is being controlled by a computer. It applies the force between intervals of relaxation.
What happens during the process is that the spine is being gently pulled apart. It elongates and creates a vacuum between the vertebrae that reshapes the discs. Each session would give you small results but they add up in time and with patience, your discs would totally reshape and heal themselves.
It is important to know when spinal decompression is needed so that you could avoid any complications that could arise from your spinal compression. In the presence of the above mentioned symptoms, it would be wise to go have your back checked right away and get a spinal decompression.