Back pain is a common issue that affects many people of all age groups. There are tons of different causes of back pain, but one of the most regular is our spinal discs. As we age, our spinal discs no longer have their flexibility and that results in discomfort. Thankfully, there is an approach available that can help – spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for back problems that uses traction to stretch the spine. This helps take the pressure off of your spinal discs and lessenss the discomfort. Spinal decompression therapy is usually done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home after each session.
The treatment begins with you lying down on a table. The table will then slowly and gently stretch your spine. This stretching action produces negative pressure within your discs, which causes them to bulge and herniate less. The result; your pain is lighter.
Spinal decompression therapy sessions last about 30 minutes and are typically done 2-3 times weekly. Several men and women begin to feel results after about 8-12 weeks of treatment.
If you’re suffering from back pain and are interested in a greater chance of getting better, spinal decompression may be a good treatment option for you. This therapy uses traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs, which can help reduce pain. Give Dr. Ellis a call today at (781) 460-0939 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Ellis is here to answer any questions about non-surgical spinal decompression and how it might help you recover from back pain in Woburn