Back discomfort is a frequent issue that affects many people of all age groups. There are a number of different causes of back pain, but one of the most common is our spinal discs. As we age, our spinal discs no longer have their flexibility and that can result in pain. Luckily, there is an approach available that can help – spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment method for back pain that uses traction to extend the spine. This helps take the pressure off of your spinal discs and easess the discomfort. Spinal decompression therapy is mostly done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home after each session.
The technique starts with you lying down on a table. The table will then slowly and gently stretch your spine. This stretching action creates negative pressure within your discs, which causes them to bulge and herniate less. As a result; your pain is lighter.
Spinal decompression therapy sessions last about 30 minutes and are typically done 2-3 times weekly. Most individuals begin to see results after about 8-12 weeks of treatment.
If you’re suffering from back pain and are interested in a higher probability of getting relief, spinal decompression may be a good treatment option for you. This therapy uses traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs, which can help reduce pain. Give Dr. Poelking a call today at (937) 299-2900 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Poelking is here to answer any questions about non-surgical spinal decompression and how it might help you get relief from back pain in Kettering