Whether it be from prolonged movement done at work, a sports injury, or the result of a car accident, many suffer from back pain. Back pain – as those of you who have it know – affects every part of daily life and can be incredibly frustrating, uncomfortable, and in some cases, excruciatingly painful. There are many types of treatment that can help alleviate back pain and promote healing. One such treatment, that we at Aspire offer our clients in the Topeka area, is spinal decompression.
For many who are faced with spinal injuries and back pain, surgery seems like the only option. With surgery comes the trauma that the body must heal from and the recovery time that can take away from not only your work schedule, and therefore your income, but also from your life. Recovery time from back surgery can be 3-4 months or more. Plus, surgery can have its own set of complications that can lengthen the healing time. Though surgery is unavoidable for some, in many cases, it is not the only solution.
Significant Reduction In Pain
The way in which spinal decompression works is that through motorized traction, the spine is stretched gently, which allows the spine to change position and thus relieve some of the pressure on the spinal disks and nerves. This release can relieve pain and help needed nutrients reach the affected area. Many patients have experienced a significant reduction in pain after receiving spinal decompression treatment.
Assists in Healing Process
Because of the release of pressure, hydration, oxygen, and nutrients are able to reach the affected area and promote healing. Because the injured area is able to receive the necessary elements needed to heal, often when a patient receives spinal decompression treatments for back pain, their healing time is significantly reduced. And really, this is the goal of our physical therapy professionals and chiropractors at Aspire. We want you to be able to move as you should be able to move, pain-free, and as soon as possible.
It’s easy to assume that spinal decompression could be painful, but for many of our patients, their treatment times are comfortable and relaxing, and most patients enjoy their treatments. Treatments usually last between 10-30 minutes and are done with our patients fully clothed. Our patients often see a significant reduction in pain just after the first treatment.
Isn’t Just For Your Back
Many patients have seen significant benefits from their spinal decompression treatments. Those patients include those with back pain, as well as those with neck pain. When you undergo spinal decompression, pressure is not only released, but the muscles in your back and neck are stretched, which also helps relieve pain.
Want to Know More?
Want to know more about spinal decompression and how it could help you? Contact the physical therapy professionals and chiropractors of Aspire. We serve patients in the Topeka area with effective treatments. Watch a video about spinal decompression and book a free consultation with one of our chiropractors on our website!