Avoiding Spine Surgery
Spinal Decompression Treatments
Dr. Williams was told he needed back surgery after trying epidurals and other conservative therapies. He opted not to have surgery and was able to treat and cure his low back and leg pain with decompression treatments. Even now, twelve years later, none of his leg pain and back pain has returned. He has a very active lifestyle, working out in the gym and lifting weights, playing thirty-six holes of golf on Thursdays and enjoying 25-mile bike rides with his wife.
The onset of most disc injuries is related to a compression component. Imagine a jelly donut where pressure is being applied. The jelly moves to the area of least resistance and creates a bulge. When gravitational compression is applied to the spine, the central gelatinous portion of the disc will move, often creating a bulge. This bulge applies inflammatory pressure on nerves which produces pain in the low back and radiating pain to the lower extremities.
Decompression therapy gently stretches the spine allowing the disc to move back into the central confines. With time the disc can be restored.
How Does the Treatment Work?
How Does Decompression Work?
Decompression treatment offers a gentle stretching of the low back that allows for the bulging disc to move back into the central confines of the disc itself. With time, the annular fiber tears will heal and the disc can be restored. Even when there are degenerative circumstances related to the disc and spinal motor units, decompression offers an opportunity to reduce pressure being applied to the regional nerve sensitive tissues and reducing radiculopathy (radiating pain).
Treatments last approximately fifteen minutes and will be followed with other therapies which will help decrease your pain.