Back discomfort is a common problem that affects many men and women of all ages. There are several 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 a technique available that can help – spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for back issues that uses traction to elongate the spine. This helps take the pressure off of your spinal discs and decreasess the discomfort. Spinal decompression therapy is mostly done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home after each session.
The procedure 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 not as much. As a result; your pain is lighter.
Spinal decompression therapy sessions last about 30 minutes and are generally done 2-3 times per week. Many patients start to see results after about 8-12 weeks of therapy.
If you’re suffering from back pain and are interested in a better likelihood of healing, 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. Berklich a call today at (770) 475-2225 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Berklich is here to answer any questions about non-surgical spinal decompression and how it might help you recover from back pain in Alpharetta