Whether you have a bulging disk or nerve compression, spinal issues can make life miserable. Fortunately, non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe, effective treatment. The following overview presents five key benefits of this innovative treatment.

What Is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression reduces the pressure between the spinal vertebrae. Previously, you would require a surgical procedure to mechanically increase the space between vertebrae to relieve the stress, nerve compression, and other symptoms of this painful condition.

Thanks to medical advancement, you can treat tricky spinal problems without surgery. Non-surgical spinal decompression frees you from surgical treatments’ worry, expense, and health risks.

Benefit 1: Avoid Risky Surgery

Although surgical repair of a compressed disk or nerve compression is still possible, such procedures have various potential consequences. Anytime you have surgery, you increase your risk of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, surgical site infections cost Americans approximately $3.3 Billon and prolonged hospital stays by 9.7 days.

While such infections are treatable, they increase your time in the hospital and exposure to other hospital-acquired infections. One consequence of surgery that may be permanent is nerve damage. Even though advanced imaging and surgical techniques result in better visualization of the nerves, scans sometimes miss or obscure details resulting in reduced efficiency during time-sensitive surgeries and skipped details. Our non-surgical alternative minimizes your risk with noninvasive therapy that gets the desired results.

Benefit 2: Embrace The Power of Movement

The human body was made for movement. Even though moving is the last thing you feel like doing when you’re in pain, gentle exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. When you come to us for chiropractic spinal decompression therapy, we place you into a mechanical decompressor that helps us correct your mechanical spinal issue.

During a therapy session, we use a specialized table to move your lower body in prescribed ways to increase the available space between your vertebrae. We bring our extensive training and experience to your session to restore appropriate intraspinal space and freedom of movement while reducing or eliminating your pain.

While you won’t feel like running through the streets or climbing to the top of Pike’s Peak, our skilled spinal modifications will leave you with the ability to perform prescribed exercises. This is key because gentle movement isn’t just a result of having a healthy body. Such movement actively creates a healthy body. It’s a positive, upward spiral that we’d love to help you join.

Benefit 3: Banish Neck Pain

If you work in an office, on an assembly line, or perform other tasks that strain your neck, you most likely believe your neck pain will only disappear with a career change. This isn’t the truth. Our non-surgical spinal decompression therapy patients are astonished when their neck pain disappears as their spinal compression issues are resolved.

When you consider the structure and connections of the spine and neck, this improvement makes a lot of sense. What most people call the neck is the uppermost portion of the spine. As we like to tell our patients, what happens to one part of the spine or the body, happens to the whole person. While you might not be able to change your job tasks, you can become healthier and better able to face the challenges of each shift.

Benefit 4: Bring In Powerful Healing Agents

Our chiropractic team doesn’t want to give the impression that our therapies are primarily about what you can avoid. Much of your benefit from our spinal decompression therapy lies in what it brings to any challenging areas.

During a decompression session, we carefully stretch your spine. This relieves the painful spine and nerve compression, but we also want you to consider what additional opened spaces bring to your painful vertebrae, nerves, and soft tissues.

Blood carries oxygen and other essential nutrients throughout your body. When it can flow more freely, as it can during decompression therapy, your tissues get more of what they need to repair, regenerate, and restore healthy function. The result is that your body begins to reestablish a healthier balance between degeneration and regeneration, so you’ll feel better as you move more fluidly.

Benefit 5: Enhance Your Quality of Life

Depending on your perspective, these can sound like both a noncommittal generalization and a bold assertion. After you hear about some of the research that we can back these words up with, we’re sure you’ll see even more value in this innovative therapy.

Sciatica is only one of the conditions that we treat using non-surgical decompression therapy. Still, it is a condition that profoundly impacts our patients’ quality of life. The sciatic nerve can become compressed, causing painful nerve spasms that run from the hips down the legs to the feet. Since nerves control movement in addition to sensation, muscle weakness is another common complaint we hear from patients with sciatica.

A recent study revealed that adding non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to a standard course of physical therapy improved several objective measures that impact your quality of life. Researchers found that adding spinal decompression to a standard therapy regimen improved pain, range of motion, and endurance while reducing functional disability. In other words, patients receiving non-surgical spinal decompression had a better quality of life because the therapy enabled them to feel and live better.

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Suppose you’ve enjoyed learning about these critical benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. In that case, we’d be glad to hear from you or even evaluate you during a spinal consultation. Booking your appointment online only takes a few moments and will put you in touch with our team, who takes great pride in providing transformative healthcare.