If you’ve ever suffered from a spinal disc injury, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. You cycle through different drug treatments with little to no results and potentially harmful side effects. There’s constant pain and the underlying threat of making your condition worse at any moment. It’s easy to think there’s nothing to be done except to live with pain, limited mobility, and other effects of this condition.
Decompression therapy is a potential solution that sufferers may find to be effective at mitigating disc misalignment and compression symptoms. By alleviating the effects of gravity and pressure on affected discs, it may be possible to slowly restore their health and, in turn, alleviate your chronic pain problem.
At Graybar Chiropractic, we’re helping Wilmington, NC patients achieve real results with decompression therapy. This is a highly effective tool at treating the root causes of disc pain. Our goal is to help you reduce pain, increase energy, and get back to leading your life through the healing power of chiropractic care.
Decompression therapy vs. spinal disc injuries
Your spinal discs are durable, yet susceptible to damage taking many forms. Unless they’re maintained and care for, slipping, shifting, compression, and even cracking can occur. Decompression therapy works to alleviate unnecessary wear, so as to avoid the pain associated with a number of conditions, including:
- Bulging disc;
- Herniated (or “slipped”) disc;
- Posterior facet syndrome;
- Degenerative disc disease;
- Radicular (nerve root) pain.
During decompression therapy, patients are fitted with a pelvic harness. You have the option of lying either face down or face up on a computerized VAX-D table. The VAX-D computer adjusts the tension and position of restraints for optimal decompression. This proves to have remarkable benefits, with up to 70 percent of patients reporting less pain after treatment! It also means greater flexibility and range of motion, along with greater ability to complete daily tasks and reduced spinal curvature.
Decompression as an alternative to surgery
The go-to solution for many disc-related problems is often surgery. The problem is that back surgery is invasive and expensive, and a staggering 20 percent of back surgery patients report no results after two years.
By comparison, decompression therapy lacks major side effects (aside from general soreness), is relatively inexpensive, and is non-invasive. Unlike prescription drugs, it doesn’t merely cover up symptoms either. Instead, it actually corrects the root of the problem by resetting spinal vertebrae and decreasing pressure on spinal discs.
A tailored approach to decompression
Every spine is different. That’s why a chiropractor will analyze your disc-related symptoms and medical history before designing a decompression treatment program for you. They’ll discuss with you how frequent decompression therapy sessions should be and exactly what part of the spine will be targeted. This may be grouped with complementary adjustments to ensure your long-term spinal health.
Patients with disc injuries or ongoing pain are learning that decompression therapy is a safe and effective way to improve their lives. If you’re interested in this treatment, Graybar Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a personalized Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) consultation, to learn more about the areas of your spine that may benefit from decompression therapy.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.