If you suffer from back pain, you may have a misaligned spine. A whiplash car accident injury, a slip and fall, or improperly lifting a heavy object may cause this misalignment. Poor posture or long hours hunched over the computer can also strain the back, compressing the vertebrae and causing pain. When the spine is compressed, a vertebra or disk may slip out of alignment. If this disc compresses nearby nerves, patients may suffer from radiating or numbing pain sensations.
Spinal decompression treatment uses mechanical traction to restore proper alignment between the vertebrae in the spine. A low-force motorized machine gently “stretches” the spine, decompressing the vertebrae and bringing the spine back to an optimal state of alignment. By creating space in the spine, a herniated disc can return to its proper position. This relieves pressure on the nerves and provides long-lasting pain relief.
Our decompression machine will be specially programmed to meet your specific pain management needs. While some patients feel immediate pain relief, a series of treatments delivers optimal results. Most patients benefit from 10 to 12 treatments over the course of several weeks. Every treatment program is fully customized – depending on your injury or pain needs, you may require fewer or more treatments.
Edison spinal decompression therapy patients can benefit from this safe and effective alternative to traditional pain medication or surgery. Our chiropractor frequently recommends this treatment as part of a comprehensive pain management strategy. By addressing the underlying cause for pain, we support long-term pain relief and whole body health. Most importantly, our patients enjoy relief without the need for medication or surgery.
Spinal decompression therapy is an important treatment option for patients who worry about the dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers. While medication can provide temporary pain relief, it does so by “covering up” pain symptoms. Once the medication wears off, the pain will return. Decompression therapy is different – it corrects the problem, rather than simply covering it up.
Many of our patients come to us feeling hopeless and frustrated, having “given up” on ever living an active lifestyle due to their chronic pain. Our non-invasive treatments, including spinal decompression therapy, give our patients a new outlook on life. After treatment, patients are able to enjoy an active lifestyle, play sports, sleep comfortably at night, and enjoy a long-term solution to their pain.
If you are also feeling hopeless because of your back pain, do not give up. Spinal decompression therapy may be able to make a difference for you, too. Contact our chiropractor today to learn more!