Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the most common answer. Today, we have more knowledge on spinal mechanics and healing than ever before. Our highly-successful treatments and knowledge allow us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use an exceptional program and treatment system called spinal decompression.
Using a decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that creates a negative pressure on the disc thus helping restore the disc material to it's proper place. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls the soft, watery nucleus pulposus material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to decrease and possibly vanish. This allows the disc to heal naturally over time.
Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, which are adjusted as symptoms and healing in the disc takes place over time.
If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous, over prescribed pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.