Would I Benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy uses a traction table to relieve pressure on spinal nerves irritated by misaligned vertebrae, bulging discs, sciatica and herniated discs. Aging and normal wear and tear on intervertebral discs are the primary reasons why these spongy discs thin, weaken and eventually bulge or rupture. Spinal loading, or placing stress on the spine for extended periods by sitting, lifting improperly or standing excessively, also contributes to lumbar disc degradation.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY IN ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY TREAT?
Chiropractors use noninvasive SDT to relieve pain due to:
Degenerative disc disease
Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
Diseases affecting spinal nerve roots
Injuries to spinal nerve roots
Soft-tissue spinal stenosis
Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that
combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.
Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.
Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.
If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.
IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION UNCOMFORTABLE?
No. Patients are securely and comfortably strapped to a motorized table that is FDA-approved and exclusively used for providing “distraction forces” to the spine. In fact, Dr. Orano’s patients look forward to their spinal decompression treatments because it feels so relaxing to have their vertebrae stretched and invigorated. Some patients may experience minor soreness after treatment but this negligible soreness can be attributed to the healing process, much like a bruise worsens before it diminishes in color and sensitivity.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE SPINAL DECOMPRESSION TREATMENTS?
Dr. Orano will assess your condition to determine whether you would be a good candidate for spinal decompression. Typically, only people with fractures, tumors, advanced osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysms or metal implants within the spine are advised not to undergo spinal decompression.
Would you be interested in spinal decompression therapy to relieve back pain and improve spine health? Do you have any special concerns about this type of treatment?