Another treatment technique we use here at Springs Chiropractic is spinal decompression.
Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical technique for treating herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, and protruding discs. It is fast, effective, drug-free, safe, and cleared by the FDA to assist with relieving pain. Many patients have avoided surgery and reclaimed an active lifestyle with Spinal Decompression treatment as part of their ongoing chiropractic care.
How it works:
The basic concept of this type of treatment is the axial traction forces generated and controlled by a computer program to relieve the pressure of a herniated disc or sciatica. The computer program is designed to pull pressure away from the discs (decompression) for two steps and then push back for one step. This is so that the body does not feel the need to contract the muscles on its own. Over time the doctor can increase the amount of force used to effectively treat your specific problem.
There is little to no pain associated with spinal decompression and often times it feels good to the patient. The pressure is taken off of the nerve root during this non-invasive treatment, allowing for instant relief. A number of people in Colorado Springs are not aware of such treatment options before moving forward with surgery. Less invasive treatment options such as spinal decompression often provide enough relief for patients that they may be able to avoid surgery.
Sciatica is pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The pain usually starts in the lower back and radiates down the leg through the hips, thighs and calves. Typically, the pain only affects one side of the body. Recent studies have shown that spinal decompression can be a treatment option for patients with sciatic pain symptoms. The procedure removes pressure from spinal discs and allows inflammation and pressure on the compromised nerves to go away. Due to the non-invasive nature of spinal decompression, many people consider it to find relief from chronic back pain.
Visit any one of our two chiropractic offices in Colorado Springs or call and make an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for this kind of treatment.