Spinal Decompression Therapy -Frequently Asked Questions

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Spinal decompression is a traction-based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Here are some important facts about this treatment modality.


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Spinal Decompression Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

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Spinal decompression is a traction-based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Here are some important facts about this treatment modality. Do you suffer from chronic back or neck pain that significantly disrupts your daily routine Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that helps treat pain issues by relieving the irritation of the spinal cord and nerves. Neck and back pain can occur due to factors such as trauma injury degenerative diseases or poor muscle tone.Many of the problems that cause back and neck pain are the result of degeneration and herniation of the intervertebral discs. Healthcare centers in Brooklyn NYC offer a variety of treatment options including spinal decompression to reduce pain and restore function. Read on to learn more about spinal decompression therapy different aspects related to it and how it helps in better pain management – What is spinal decompression Spinal decompression is a non-surgical traction-based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the lower back and neck. The treatment procedure alternates between gentle stretching and relaxation to realign the spine. How does spinal decompression therapy work Generally the treatment involves gently stretching the spine to create negative pressure at points where the discs have either become bulged herniated or where subluxations might have occurred due to several other factors. The stretching of the spine not only helps restore the spine’s proper alignment but also builds up a vacuum within the center of the spinal column. This vacuum creation will suck the bulging portion of the disc back towards the center thereby reducing the size of bulge/herniation. The bottom line is that this will increase blood flow to the affected area and reduce painful inflammation. What conditions are treated Non-surgical spinal decompression is used to treat the following disorders –  Chronic back and neck pain 718-769-2521 infohqbk.com

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 Bulging or herniated discs  Worn spinal joints posterior facet syndrome  Spondylosis  Spinal stenosis  Sciatica leg pain  Pinched nerves  Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots Radiculopathy  Disc protrusion  Arthritis  Arm pain/numbness What is a treatment session like The spinal decompression treatment is provided in a pleasant office-based setting. Trained and experienced pain management physicians utilize specialized equipment for the therapy. As part of the treatment the patient lies comfortably on her back on a special table. Applying a distraction force helps to separate the spinal disc and create a vacuum within it by applying a negative pressure. This vacuum helps to pull the protruded material back in to the disc thereby relieving pressure between the discs. The vacuum also helps to promote blood flow to the area provides adequate nutrition and oxygen and encourages healing. Who should not receive spinal decompression Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for - Pregnant women Patients with failed back surgery Patients with spinal fusions Patients with vertebrae fractures 718-769-2521 infohqbk.com

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Patients with artificial discs or other spinal implants Patients with severe obesity How frequent are the treatment sessions What is the duration for each session and are they painful Since each patient is unique their body will also respond differently to any type of treatment. The duration of the treatment and number of sessions required for each patient will depend on the diagnosis condition of the patient and the physician’s recommendations. Each treatment session is of short duration – just 20-25 minutes. This FDA-approved therapy is comfortable and painless and has no side effects. How many treatments will provide pain relief This also may differ from person to person and the type of injury. Some patients may experience relief after undergoing just a few treatments. On the other hand others may have to take more number of treatments to achieve the desired and long-lasting pain relief. 718-769-2521 infohqbk.com

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