Effective Treatment Option for a Herniated Disc

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Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy can relieve pain and promote effective healing of a herniated disc.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy – An Effective Treatment Option for a Herniated Disc

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Summary: Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy can relieve pain and promote effective healing of a herniated disc. Herniated disc or slipped disc develops when one of the cushion-like pads between the vertebrae moves out of position and presses on adjacent nerves. Spinal decompression therapy in Brooklyn is an effective solution for the condition. Many medical physiotherapy and chiropractic practices use this nonsurgical therapy with great results A slipped disc can occur anywhere along the spine though it usually affects the lower back or neck region. Slipped disks are more common in people over the age of 30 and are about twice as common in men as they are in women. It is estimated that 1 to 5 of all people will have back pain caused by a slipped disc at some point in their lives. The most common causes of a herniated disc are wear and tear repetitive movements lifting the wrong way injury obesity and genetics. Herniated discs are relatively common in the field of sports. The San Diego Union-Tribune recently reported that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is likely dealing with a herniated disc. Symptoms of Herniated Disc The common signs of a herniated disc are:  Intense arm pain or leg pain typically in areas like the buttocks thigh and calf  Numbness tingling burning  Muscle weakness spasms and altered reflexes  Loss of bowel or bladder control It is essential to obtain effective treatment for a herniated disc as early as possible. If left untreated it could lead to permanent nerve damage. How Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Works 718 769-2521 www.hqbk.com infohqbk.com

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In a professional multispecialty healthcare center in Brooklyn experienced pain management specialists will perform a thorough evaluation of the patient to detect the root cause of the pain using x-ray or an MRI scan if required. Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is drug-free and completely non- invasive. It is performed using a traction table or similar motorized device and involves stretching the spine to increase space between the vertebral discs. This creates negative pressure allowing the herniated and bulging disc to return to its original position along with oxygen water nutrients and other healing substances. The therapy relieves the pressure on the nerve and promotes healing. The patient lies either face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A harness is fitted around the patient’s pelvis and another around the trunk. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position while the lower part to which the patient is harnessed moves back and forth to provide the traction and relaxation. The treatment can be customized to suit the patient’s specific needs. A treatment session typically lasts 20 to 25 minutes though the duration of the treatment and number of sessions depends on the diagnosis condition of the patient and the physician’s recommendations. Spinal decompression therapy offers a variety of benefits:  Nonsurgical safe and comfortable  No anesthesia  Drug-free  Effectively relieves pain due to a herniated disc  Treatment is completely painless and most people even notice a reduction of pain during their sessions  Improved circulation and ability to absorb nutrients  Requires no extensive recovery time 718 769-2521 www.hqbk.com infohqbk.com

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Who is not a Good Candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy Patients are thoroughly evaluated to determine if spinal decompression therapy would work for them as it may not be a suitable option for everyone. It is not recommended for patients who have severe obesity severe nerve damage or nerve tethering from scarring osteoporosis previous spinal fusion and instrumentation i.e. screws plates rods cages. Pregnant women should not undergo this therapy. Get Treatment at a Multispecialty Healthcare Center in Brooklyn In a reliable multispecialty center nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is combined with other modalities such as ice or heat therapy chiropractic adjustments and/or active rehabilitation to strengthen spinal muscles. Chiropractors physical therapists and other healthcare professionals will collaborate to provide customized treatment and help patients restore physical function quickly and painlessly. 718 769-2521 www.hqbk.com infohqbk.com

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