Back pain is a regular issue that affects many people of all age groups. There are tons of different causes of back pain, but one of the most regular is our spinal discs. As we get older, our spinal discs no longer have their flexibility and that results in pain. Fortunately, there is a method available that can help – spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for back discomfort that uses traction to extend the spine. This helps take the pressure off of your spinal discs and relieves the pain. Spinal decompression therapy is typically done on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home after each session.
The method starts with you lying down on a table. The table will then slowly and gently stretch your spine. This stretching action produces negative pressure within your discs, which causes them to bulge and herniate less. As a result; your pain is decreased.
Spinal decompression therapy sessions last about 30 minutes and are usually done 2-3 times per week. Many men and women begin to feel results after about 8-12 weeks of treatment.
If you’re suffering from back pain and would like a greater 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. Ernst a call today at (360) 659-8464 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Ernst is here to answer any questions about non-surgical spinal decompression and how it might help you heal from from back pain in Arlington