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Here's What You Should Know About Spinal Decompression Treatments

Are you tired of back pain and nerve problems? Spinal decompression treatments may help you get the relief you're looking for. Here are a few things you should know about spinal decompression treatments before deciding whether to invest your time and money in them:

It Can Help You Avoid Surgery

As we age, and when we get injured, the liquid between our spinal discs can leak and cause the discs to rub up or push against one another. This can create pain and nerve damage as time goes on. Without proper lubrication, the discs can't properly function which could lead to lower back pain, sciatica pain, numbness and tingling in the extremities, and even loss of strength in the arm or leg.

Some doctors recommend surgery to decompress and repair discs, but this isn't the only option available. Spinal decompression treatments can help you avoid surgery due to disc, nerve, and muscle problems. The treatments involve decompressing your spine discs so that there is room for water to get between and lubricate them. Properly lubricated spines can provide comfort and a better range of motion.

You May Require Several Treatments

Even if spinal decompression treatments will work for you, it may take several treatments before you start to feel any significant results. While you may start to feel some relief after just a few sessions, your doctor may ask that you show up for treatments two or three times a week for several weeks before the treatments make you feel better.

You may also have to continue getting spinal decompression treatments periodically throughout the rest of your life to keep your pain symptoms from redeveloping, but these treatments are non-invasive and require no surgery so even lifelong treatments can be more affordable, convenient, and pain-free that surgery would be.

You Likely Won't Feel Any Pain

One big difference between spinal decompression treatments and spinal surgery is the pain experience associated with them. Spinal surgery may not be painful during the actual surgery, but the pain will come shortly after the surgery and can last for weeks before you start to feel like yourself again. You can't walk and move around like you normally do after surgery and you'll likely require the assistance of a friend or loved one to get around and take care of yourself for at least a few days.

After a spinal decompression treatment takes place, you will be able to walk away and go on about your business like you would any other day. You won't be required to stay in bed and recover, and you won't feel pain during the treatment. In fact, you won't even need to be sedated at all while the treatment takes place.