You and Your Chiropractor Often Can Achieve Relief from Back Pain without Surgery
Every year, hundreds of thousands of back pain sufferers submit to surgery to achieve pain relief. There are cases in which surgery is the best option, but most of the time chiropractic care gets equally good results with a technique known as spinal decompression, without the need for hospitalization and the complications that come during recovery from surgery. Your chiropractor in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Brian Briggs can bring you to a pain-free state with non-surgical spinal decompression.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression relieves back pain with a kind of motorized traction. It works by gently stretching the spine. This light pressure corrects the alignment of the spine and takes pressure off the discs between the vertebrae. Bulging or herniated may fall back into place, taking pressure off nerves and ending the pain these conditions were causing. When spinal discs return to their normal positions, they are more easily reached by blood vessels that provide them with oxygen, water, and nutrients to make healing possible.
What Kinds of Spinal Problems Does My Chiropractor Use Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression to Treat?
Your chiropractor may use this form of motorized traction to treat sciatica, the form of lower back pain that often radiates to the hips and legs. Non-surgical spinal decompression is used to treat a condition of worn-out joints in the spine called posterior facet syndrome. Spinal decompression takes pressure off injured nerves. It is a common treatment for degenerative disc disease.
How Does My Chiropractor Do Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Like other forms of chiropractic care, non-surgical spinal decompression does not require anesthesia or hospitalization. You remain fully clothed while your chiropractor fits one harness around your trunk another around your pelvis. You may be lying either face down or face up. Your chiropractor uses a computer-controlled system to apply precise pressure to your spine where it is needed.
Each treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes. Whether you see a chiropractor, a neurologist, or an orthopedic surgeon (other kinds of doctors use this treatment technique, too), this treatment usually requires 20 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks. You may also receive TENS (transcutaneous electroneural stimulation), ultrasound, or cold therapy to relieve pain.
If You Have Chronic Back Pain, Let Dr. Brian Briggs Assess You for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Our chiropractor in Dayton, Dr. Brian Briggs, at Dayton Chiropractic Center has the expertise you need to achieve non-surgical, drug-free relief of back pain. Request an appointment with Dr. Briggs online, or call us at (937) 789-7341.