Our professions and environment demand us to constantly remain in our seats for long hours each day. This calls for the need to allow your joints and discs in your spine to feel a sense of relief. If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, it becomes very disruptive to your life.
At NorthEnd, we offer spinal decompression therapy to help relieve the pain. Our spinal decompression machine allows patients – many who are faced with spinal surgery, injections, or epidurals- to experience life pain-free and potentially eliminate the need for surgical intervention.
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Non-surgical spinal decompression refers to motorized traction that helps to relieve back pain. Spinal decompression devices operate on the same basic principle of spinal traction as used by chiropractors, osteopaths, and other professionally trained experts.
Both decompression and traction have the same goal of relieving pain and promoting a favorable healing environment for herniated discs. The procedure works by gently stretching your spine. As a result, spinal decompression changes the force and position of the spine.
It is a special physiotherapy that improves on conventional traction by adding computer technology and is used alongside other modalities. This change consequently takes pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure within the disc.
In return, the herniated or bulging disc will retract, taking pressure off nerves and other affected parts of the spine. As a result, this helps to promote movement nutrient-rich fluids, oxygen and water into the discs to facilitate their healing process.
Why You Need Spinal Decompression
Our experts at NorthEnd recommend spinal decompression for people with the following conditions:
- Worn spinal joints [posterior facet syndrome]
- Back or neck pain [sciatica], which is weakness, pain or tingling that usually extends down the leg.
- Injured or infected spinal nerve roots
- Bulging or degenerative disc disease [ herniated disc]
How is Spinal Decompression Done
During the decompression procedure, you remain fully clothed. Our expert fits you with a harness around the pelvis, and another one around your trunk. Then, you either face down or up on our computer-controlled table. The doctor operates the computer and customizes the treatment according to your specific needs.
The treatment procedure lasts around 20 to 35 minutes per session. In the course of over five to seven weeks, you need about 20 to 28 procedures.
Like most therapeutic forms of treatment, spinal decompression works best when combined with other types of treatment in our clinic such as.
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Ultrasound [the application of sound waves to generate heat and promote the healing process]
- Heat or cold therapy
- Electric stimulation by passing an electric current that causes the targeted muscle to contract.
Spinal decompression is an efficacious method of relieving back pain and other related problems.
At NorthEnd, we have qualified experts and state-of-art machines to help you get the best experience.
Book an appointment with our experts today.