Spinal Decompression: A Non-Surgical Path to Relieving Neck Pain
By Vitality Integrative Wellness
Neck pain can be a real pain in the neck, right? It's frustrating, especially when you don't know what's causing it or how to find relief. Sometimes, you might know the cause - an accident, a sudden jerk, or even a bad sleeping position. But often, it's a mystery. You might be surprised to learn that your persistent neck pain could be due to degenerative disk disease or even poor posture.
Neck pain can stem from various sources, including:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Failed back surgery
- Poor posture
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Bone disease
- Compressed nerves
If you're dealing with any of these conditions, you're not alone. But what happens if you leave your neck pain untreated?
The Domino Effect of Untreated Neck Pain
When your neck and spinal cord are affected, it can have a ripple effect on other parts of your body. Untreated neck pain can lead to discomfort and pain in other areas. Did you know that chronic neck pain can cause headaches? Or that it can be the culprit behind unexplained dizziness, arm pain, or facial pain? It's true!
Enter Spinal Decompression: Your Non-Surgical Neck Pain Solution
What is Spinal Decompression?
Now, let's talk about spinal decompression, a non-surgical solution to neck pain relief. This FDA-cleared, safe, and non-invasive treatment is a game-changer for people experiencing pain due to a herniated disc, nerve compression, or other neck and back pain. It's also a ray of hope for those who haven't found relief from other treatments like physical therapy, home remedies, epidural steroid injections, or pain management regimens.
Spinal decompression works by reducing the pressure inside the disc using a specialized table. This reduction in pressure encourages a herniated or bulging disc's material to retract or realign and stimulates the release of healing nutrients and hydration into the disc and can be used to treat cervical and lumbar compressions.
Before your first session, we'll thoroughly assess your condition and program the spinal decompression table accordingly. Most patients find that lying on their backs is the most comfortable and therapeutic position to completely release their spine during treatment.
As part of your treatment, the table will move back and forth while you're securely strapped in to prevent injury. This movement helps prevent muscle spasms afterward, encouraging more regenerative fluid to enter the disc.
Spinal decompression focuses on gently stretching and pulling your spinal column, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients into the impacted discs. The computerized table and healthcare provider will monitor the entire process to ensure a successful session.
For most people, a successful and lasting course of treatment may require 20 to 25 sessions (about 10-12 weeks); depending on your condition, it may require even more. Most people start to feel relief about halfway through their course of treatment. The individual treatments take approximately 25 minutes.
How Spinal Decompression Works to Relieve Neck Pain
Spinal decompression delivers non-surgical neck pain relief by pulling nourishing fluids into weakened or injured spinal discs. The extra fluid and nutrients are important because as we age or sustain injuries to our spinal column, the discs can lose their thickness, compressing nerves and allowing the discs to painfully grind together.
Spinal decompression sessions can also be paired with other treatments, like chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy, for even better results. As an integrated wellness clinic, we also offer massage therapy, trigger point injections, and regenerative medicine treatments.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain
The debilitating symptoms of neck pain can push people to seek extreme treatments, like surgery and prescription painkillers, especially when traditional options like physical therapy and cortisone injections fail to get rid of their pain. Spinal decompression has an incredible success rate, even for patients who have struggled for years. In our clinic, 90% of patients who complete the entire course of treatment find relief.
But that’s not all. The noninvasive nature of the treatment makes it ideal for people who want to get back to living their life again.
Key Benefits of Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain:
- These treatments are minimally invasive, unlike surgery. There are no painful recovery periods, wound care, or risk of infection.
- Unlike the four to six weeks you'll need to miss work for surgery recovery, spinal decompression treatments don't require you to take time off from work.
- The possibility of spinal decompression therapy helping your body repair itself is a major advantage for those living with chronic neck pain and looking for lasting solutions.
- It addresses the underlying cause of your neck pain rather than just responding to its symptoms like surgery does.
We seldom administer spinal decompression alone to treat neck pain. When you come to our clinic, we'll conduct a comprehensive consultation to get to know you and how best to treat your neck pain.
Patient Success Stories: Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain
Kim came to us with degenerative disc disease and was looking for a way to avoid neck surgery. After two months, she’s pain free!
If you're tired of living with neck pain and are looking for a non-surgical solution, spinal decompression could be the answer. It's safe, non-invasive, and has a high success rate. Don't let neck pain hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Contact us today to request a consultation and start your journey to relief.