How to stop back pain? Non-surgical spinal decompression may be the answer you have been seeking to regain the ability to perform simple tasks like walking up a flight of stairs, or getting in and out of your car, or picking up your children. The spine is a delicate skeletal structure, and maintaining alignment in the individual vertebrae is the key to its proper function.
Through the normal wear and tear of living or more serious spinal injury, your spine could become compressed - with the vertebrae getting dangerously close to one another. In extreme cases, this can lead to the fusion of the bone, which can cause tremendous pain and various health risks.
Short of surgery, there aren't many alternative treatment options that are typically employed to restore your mobility and relieve pain. However, at Aventura Wellness and Rehab Center, our doctors have multiple ways of assisting your body to regain its equilibrium and proper alignment so that you can become free from pain and lack of movement without the need for drugs or surgery.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Once our team has determined if decompression is the proper course of treatment, what can you expect next? After any combination of beneficial and therapeutic treatments that may include heat and cold therapies and ultrasound and electrical stimulation of the areas, the staff can assist your body in restoring the musculoskeletal alignment of the spine. Through a procedure utilizing a motorized table and harness, the body is stretched in a very targeted way, controlled by a computer, to relieve the undue stress that time and injury have placed on your back.
This therapy has many applications, from sciatica to other types of back pain. The resulting tension of spinal decompression therapy eases pain by increasing the distance between the vertebrae and lessening the chances that the vertebrae will fuse or cause devastating nerve damage, and restoring the patient to a state of fuller mobility.
Back pain and other spinal symptoms can be alleviated immediately since the bones around the nerves being impacted are being eased back into the most healthy position.
What is Spinal Decompression?
So what actually happens during spinal decompression treatment?
Your vertebrae are separated by discs that act as shock-absorbing cushions between the bone. Much like the cartilage in other parts of your body, the discs prevent the bone from making direct contact and provide flexibility so that the conduits for the nerve impulses that control your body’s function are working properly.
If the discs become compressed or swollen (herniated) then they can choke off or pinch the nerves in the spinal cord, wreaking havoc with your body. Decompression is a system of traction that uses harnesses pulling your body in two directions, sort of like uncoiling a spring. The space created allows for more freedom of movement within the spine and alleviates the damage that is done by the distortions to the discs.
To learn more about how we can treat your pain with spinal decompression in Miami, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Coral Gables, or any city in Miami-Dade County, call us at (305) 705-0777 to schedule an appointment.