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The Benefits of Spinal Decompression

July 26th 2018
Back pain has become a common symptom we all experience at some point throughout our lifetime. Discomfort caused by a traumatic injury or everyday activities can make even the most menial tasks a burden to perform.

The disks between our vertebrae start out full of water that acts as a cushion of fluid in our spine. Throughout our lives, gravity, physical activity and excessive hours of sitting forces the fluid out of the disc, causing our spines to compress and making it harder to receive an absorption of these cushion-like fluids in the process. This often results in back pain and discomfort and could even result in sciatica pain, scoliosis, or herniated discs.

Luckily, spinal researchers have developed an effective, non-invasive treatment option for people experiencing debilitating forms of discomfort as a result of spinal compression.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical treatment that uses a type of motorized traction to gently stretch the spine, spinal decompression benefitshelping to alleviate pressure and pain on your spinal disks. By creating negative pressure in the disk, water, oxygen and other nutrient-rich fluids are able to become reabsorbed in the disk, adding to the lost cushioning of the spine that results in back pain. This is especially helpful for herniated disks which may be able to retract or reposition to reduce even more pressure on the nerves in your spine.

The Benefits

The non-invasive treatment has become favorable among medical professionals and patients alike as a way to treat pesky back pain. Therapy session are quick—usually less than a half hour—and easy, allowing the patient to stay fully dressed throughout the process. Consistency is key, with most patients reporting pain relief in as few as 8 treatments.

Most patients worry that back pain means they’ll have to endure a painful surgery with long recovery times. However, spinal decompression therapy is virtually painless and requires no recovery time. In fact, many patients even say that the procedure is relaxing, some report that they fall asleep during treatment.

Eliminating the need for invasive surgeries and prescription medication, spinal decompression can be a safer alternative to conventional treatment methods. Treatments are carefully controlled and custom for each individual patient, allowing you to feel right at ease throughout your treatment cycle. The elimination of surgery also means avoiding the common side effects that come along with it, such as infection, nerve damage, and heart attacks.

How To Tell If It’s Right For You

Spinal decompression is a favourable treatment option to individuals who have tried conventional treatments in the past and have seen little or no success. Patients who have degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica, or stenosis will find that they may be able to reverse their pain and symptoms naturally with spinal decompression treatments.

If you suffer from chronic back pain and you’re ready for a natural, non-invasive treatment option, contact Century Wellness today. Our friendly and informative staff will be able to assess whether spinal decompression treatments are right for you and get you on track for a life free from back pain!

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