For those who suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, or bulging discs, spinal decompression chiropractic is a recent advancement to treat these chronic conditions. Research shows it may eliminate your suffering and the need for back surgery in some cases. This therapy has also proven effective for patients with degenerative discs, facet syndrome, sciatica, post-surgical patients and spinal stenosis.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy in Mississauga
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical spinal distraction (stretching) therapy. During this procedure, the spine is distracted and relaxed causing negative pressure and a vacuum effect within it. The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a biomechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded may be pulled or 'sucked' back within the disc by the negative pressure created. The vacuum within the disc stimulates the blood supply, accelerating the natural healing process. This may result in significant pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site. Spinal decompression therapy is designed to help heal the spine. At Dr. Lanoue chiropractic clinic, we like to call it "spinal rejuvenation therapy."
Does Spinal Decompression Work?
According to Canadian Chiropractor, "an increasing number of studies are demonstrating the efficacy of spinal decompression therapy." This chiropractic technique is not only safe, comfortable, and painless, it is also effective in many cases. While results vary, many patients, even long-term chronic back pain sufferers, experience relief from symptoms and are able to resume normal activities. Spinal decompression therapy has been cited as an excellent natural alternative to invasive back surgery wherever suitable. By engaging in this chiropractic treatment, patients can avoid potential complications associated with back surgery, such as paralysis, infection, and nerve damage.
What Conditions May Be Helped?
Any back pain or neck pain caused by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. Conditions spinal decompression chiropractic relieve include:
- Herniated, protruding or bulging discs
- Spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
Chiropractors often use spinal decompression therapy as a component of a complete rehabilitation program. The cycles of spinal decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin healing.