Did you know spinal decompression therapy can actually increase disc height? One study on 30 patients whose average age was 65 showed this. These were all patients with chronic discogenic low back pain. This means they had things like degenerated or herniated discs.
Disc problems are one of the most common and challenging causes of low back and neck pain. In the above-mentioned study the average disc height increased from 7.5 mm to 8.8 mm. This might not sound like a lot but for a chronic back pain sufferer it can mean the difference between having a lot of pain and having little to no pain. The study showed the increase in disc height and reduction in pain were significantly correlated.
In our clinic we embrace this modern technology of spinal decompression therapy. This is not some simple old fashioned traction device. In fact, head-to-head studies show modern day decompression tables outperform traditional old school traction tables.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is one of the best if not the best treatment options available today to treat disc problems in the spine. If you have been told you have a bulging, herniated or degenerated disc, or that you have arthritis in your back, decompression may be a great option for you. It is gentle, safe and effective. It reduces disc bulges or herniations, increases disc height, reduces pain and improves range of motion.
If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain and you have never done a spinal decompression program, you are possibly missing out on a key treatment option to bring you some much needed relief. Taking pills and relying on shots may be an ok short-term strategy, but it is a poor long-term strategy. Decompression patients many times not only received short-term relief, but many go on to experience longer-term relief. Don’t just live with pain. We are here to help when you are ready.