Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Right for You?
If you have sciatica, a bulging or herniated disc, or have been told you may need back surgery, Spinal Decompression Therapy could be the solution for you.
Our Garland chiropractor offers drug-free, non-surgical treatment options even for those people with severe back pain.
First let’s identify the symptoms that could indicate a serious back problem:
- Back pain that travels down the back of your buttocks or legs
- Weakness, numbness, or tingling in your legs or feet
- Numbness, weakness or tingling in your arms or hands
- Intense pain that interrupts your sleep
In many cases the pain becomes worse:
- In the evening or at night
- After sitting or standing
- When you cough, sneeze or laugh
- When you walk a short distance
This type of back pain can be caused by irritation to one of the spinal discs. A disc is the soft spongy material between the spinal vertebrae. Discs function as a protective shock absorber in the back to help absorb the impact of our daily movements.
Although some people may get temporary relief from pain medications or steroid injections, without treatment that addresses the root cause of the problem, the pain will often get worse over time.
As a Garland Chiropractor, Dr. Mixon has the training and skills to properly diagnose your condition. If he finds your pain is the result of a herniated disc, (also called a bulging disc, or a ruptured disc), he may recommend spinal decompression therapy.
This safe, natural treatment is gentle, non-invasive and affordable. The entire therapy takes twenty minutes or less and is done right within our chiropractic office.
Here’s how spinal decompression therapy works:
During spinal decompression treatment, a person is asked to lie on a comfortable therapy bed. This computer-controlled bed is part of the decompression machine. Straps are placed around the abdomen and just below the ribcage. The doctor or technician then enters a customized treatment plan into the computer console and a series of gentle stretching cycles begin.
As the computerized program continues, pressure is removed from the injured disc. In technical terms, the therapy produces negative pressure within the disc which gives your body an opportunity to heal naturally. Over a series of treatments, the nutrient rich fluid that surrounds the disc can re-hydrate and plump up the damaged discs.
This simple therapy has an impressive success rate. Although no treatment is right for everyone, many of our patients have experienced dramatic pain relief, allowing them to avoid painful injections and surgery.
If you’d like to learn if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression therapy, contact Texas Spinal Health today. And don’t forget, if it’s your first visit to our practice, you can take advantage of our new patient special.