Back discomfort is a frequent problem that affects many men and women of all age groups. There are many different causes of back pain, but one of the most routine is our spinal discs. As we get older, our spinal discs lose their flexibility and that can result in pain. Luckily, there is an approach available that can help – spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment procedure for back issues that uses traction to extend the spine. This helps take the pressure off of your spinal discs and lightenss the pain. Spinal decompression therapy is typically done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home after each session.
The treatment begins with you lying down on a table. The table will then slowly and gently stretch your spine. This stretching action produces negative pressure within your discs, which causes them to bulge and herniate less. The result; your pain is lighter.
Spinal decompression therapy sessions last about 30 minutes and are usually done 2-3 times weekly. Several people begin to see results after about 8-12 weeks of therapy.
If you’re suffering from back pain and are interested in a greater chance of healing, spinal decompression may be a good treatment option for you. This therapy uses traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs, which can help reduce pain. Give Dr. Holland a call today at (314) 588-9100 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Holland is here to answer any questions about non-surgical spinal decompression and how it might help you get relief from back pain in Downtown St. Louis, MO