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Should You Consider Spinal Decompression Before Surgery?

man with severe low back pain

Are you experiencing back pain? Do you feel a sharp and shooting pain throughout your leg? If so, you may have a herniated disc. Disc herniation is a common type of back pain that can cause discomfort, numbness, and decreased mobility.

In severe cases, surgery may be required, but before going under the knife, it’s important to understand that there are other options available. Non-surgical spinal decompression has proven to be an effective alternative to surgery. Here are some reasons why:

1. Minimally Invasive

Non-surgical decompression is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require any incisions along the spine. In this procedure, the spine is gently stretched using a traction table or device.

This stretching therapy creates negative pressure within the disc, which helps relieve pressure on the nerves. Unlike surgery, decompression therapy doesn’t involve cutting through muscle and tissue, which means recovery is faster, and the risk of complications is lower.

2. No Anesthesia Required

Another benefit of this therapy is that it doesn’t require anesthesia. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, there is no need to use anesthesia, which can lead to potential complications. This makes non-surgical decompression an excellent treatment for patients who may not be suitable for surgery due to underlying medical conditions.

3. Safe and Effective

Studies have shown that non-surgical decompression is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for herniated discs.

4. Cost-effective

Non-surgical decompression is less expensive than traditional surgical interventions. Decompression therapy is offered here at Holmes Chiropractic and is covered by many insurance providers. This means you can receive the treatment you need without breaking the bank.

5. Avoiding Surgery

Surgery can be scary and may not always provide the relief you hoped for. Sometimes, surgery may even cause more problems than it solves. By opting for non-surgical decompression, you can avoid the risks, complications, and potential side effects of surgery. Additionally, this therapy can help relieve pain and discomfort caused by other conditions, such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.

What to Expect

After Dr. Holmes performs a thorough assessment, the table will be programmed to your precise needs. The computerized table will sense specific areas of the affected spine, gently stretch your spine, and then relax it repeatedly throughout your session.

When your spine is stretched in this manner, it helps reduce pressure throughout the spinal column and increases the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the discs and joints. Creating space will help alleviate pain, reduce pressure on discs and nerves, and increase circulation to help speed the healing process.

Decompression therapy is generally painless, and most patients find it relaxing and often fall asleep.

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