Do you have lower back pain? You’re not alone. Lower back pain is one of the most-common ailments affecting Americans today. Up to 80-percent of the population will suffer from some form of lower back pain in their lives.
It’s no surprise, considering how many different ways the spine can become injured. Degenerated discs, bulging discs, and herniated discs can all cause extreme pain in the lower back, as well as leg pain (sciatica) and/or weakness or tingling in the legs. Long-term sitting can also cause pain in the lower back, requiring many people to take pain medicine. Sedentary lifestyles have reduced the strength many people have in their core muscles, which causes them to over-rely on their spine when lifting. Even those who do lead active lifestyles tend to get into trouble because they are engaging in more activities that can lead to lower back injury!
Our chiropractic clinic sees people every day who are suffering from back, leg, and neck pain. How do we address such serious problems?
Spinal Decompression Can Help!
Spinal decompression is an excellent option for our suffering patients. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative to back surgery. During spinal decompression, a patient is strapped to a specialized table; while the top half of the body remains stationary, the bottom half is moved away in tiny amounts in order to relieve pressure on the spine. The procedure tends to be painless during and after the session.
How does it work? First of all, discs under pressure aren’t healthy, and they are unable to absorb the proper amount of oxygen and nutrients until this pressure is alleviated. Second, reducing pressure on the discs can help the discs return to their natural position; properly-positioned discs are going to put less pressure on the nerves in the area, especially the sciatic nerve.
Is Spinal Decompression Right For You?
Spinal decompression isn’t necessarily for everyone, but in most cases, it’s an excellent option for people looking for a gentle way to help the body heal itself. If you’re suffering from back pain, we’d love to hear from you so that we can offer you the best treatment available. Schedule your spinal decompression session at our chiropractic center today!