Learn All About Spinal Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy is a therapy that is not surgical. This means spinal decompression Therapy is not clinical in nature. It is done in sessions and its main aim is to get rid of the pain in the lower part of the back or the neck. Through the engagement of machines, the spine is carefully and pain-free stretched. By so doing, a nerve whose root is compressed is freed of its pressure and remove the pain.

This, however, is not instant but takes some sessions before the nerve stretches. The method involves 15 sessions up to 30. Each session lasts from half an hour to 45 minutes and stretches from a month to six weeks.


There are procedures for spinal decompression namely:
1. Surgical
2. Non- surgical 

Surgical Spinal Decompression

Surgical spinal decompressions are procedures that work towards relieving symptoms of pressure in the spinal cord. The symptoms could be resulting from loosened ligaments, bulging discs, thickened joints and collapsed discs. A bony growth may also obstruct the openings of the spinal canals creating a sought of discomfort.


They include:
• Numbness
• Weakness
• Pain
• Unsteadiness

Paralysis, bowel and bladder dis-functions are but extreme symptoms.
Just as the symptoms are diverse, the techniques applied are also varied to suit particular sign.
A. Osteophyte- It addresses bony growths.
B. Discectomy- It addresses discs problems.
C. Foraminotomy- It addresses blocked spinal cord canals.
D. Corpectomy- It addresses vertebrae fusions and disks. 

non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy provides a negative gravity in the integrated discs for repositioning them. It also contains at lowering pressure at a particular disc encouraging the flow of needed nutrients and essential healing components. The patient organizes on a table, which is motorized with his or her clothes.


The patient is then bound around the hip and then attached to a lower table just close to the feet. Only as has been with osteopaths, the devices used to apply the traction principle to the spine. The doctor uses the computer to adjust the table movements. The speed is controlled to fit a patient’s need. It is quite comfortable for many patients. For particular muscles, electrical stimulation may be employed. To produce heat, We recommend ultrasound for quicker healing.

The spine is an essential body part. No one can indeed undermine this part and its value regarding the overall health of a person especially mobility. Any surgical procedure thus is not well received especially by patients. There are various risks involved in the surgical spinal decompressions with the most extreme being death.

 

Others include:
• Bleeding
• Recurrent symptoms
• Anesthesia-related allergies
• Clots (blood )
• Facial sores
• Infections
• Bleeding
• Nerve damages 

Indications for Spinal Decompression Therapy

The indication of Spinal decompression therapy is for

  •  various back pains 
  • neck pains that involve discs that are either
  • bulging, herniated or degenerated
  • It is also applicable in case of sciatica

Contraindications for Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is all about spine stretching, it quite limited as to whom it could be administered.


The following persons, for example, cannot be proper for this treatment.
• A patient who has had a non-productive back surgery
• Women who are pregnant
• Patients who are victims of Spinal fusion
• Patients whose vertebrae are broken
• Any person who has undergone many surgeries without relieving.

Patients with the following conditions also not endure spinal decompression therapy:


• Spinal tumor
• Spinal stenosis
• Osteoporosis
• Spinal infections
• Spondylolisthesis
If a patient will require blood, thinner cures.
If any pain is experienced in the course of this procedure, then it must be discontinued. 

Inversion therapy

This therapy is greatly advised for the relieving of back pain and other co-related sicknesses. A significant cause of back pain is the muscles or joints in the back are compressed. Here a patient is placed in an upside down position for a particular duration with an expectation that back pain will be relieved. When a person is inverted, It reverses the pressure of gravity on the body.


This method is quite advantageous. Firstly, it keeps a patient from surgical procedures, which are always very risky. Inversion is a risk free method with good results, the benefit of inversion table therapy is to keep your back pain free. It also uses very affordable but effective equipment’s include chairs, gravity boots, and inversion tables. 

conclusion

As a human being for everything, and especially health, nothing but the best can be an option. Here we are talking of the spine, which is a very vital part of our bodies. Chances are there that we could find ourselves with spinal injuries and when happens we, therefore, must consider what is the effective and less risky remedy.


An inversion table is merely this remedy in our case. This is because of it a simple method whereby it allows a patient to lie or hang in an upside-down angle. This just like standing but in the reverse. Simple as this no injections, strappings, no take away medications. I highly recommend this table for a superb treatment with no real worries.

Laura Miranda
 

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