Non-surgical spinal decompression
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New hope for chronic back pain
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If you suffer from chronic backpain or severe back pain, there is a new alternative to back surgery or a life on pain meds.
It’s called nonsurgical spinal decompression and I just recently read about it.
The procedure involves a precise decompression around bulging, herniated or ruptured discs that reportedly allows the disc to restore to normal position and density over time.
If you have already tried other avenues of addressing your chronic back pain, such as chiropractic care, psychiatry, neurology, pain relief through medication, nerve blocks or epidurals, trigger point injections or facet joints injections and still suffer with back pain, then non-surgical spinal decompression may be another avenue of healing that is open to you.
Who may be helped by Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
While this procedure is not for everyone, if you fall into one of the categories below it might be worth getting more information to see if it could help you with your particular situation:
1. Those with chronic or severe backpain
2. Those scheduled for surgery for backpain who hope to avoid surgery.
3. Those who have had surgery and are still experiencing back pain
4. Those who have been to several back doctors and received multiple opinions on a course of action
5. People with stenosis reportedly benefit from nonsurgical spinal decompression
6. Those with degenerated discs often show marked improvement
7. Those with herniated or bulging discs can often be helped with non-surgical spinal decompression
Not everyone is a candidate for this procedure
The SpinalAid Centers of America has a very informative website that helps you determine whether or not you are a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression and how to locate a qualified physician near you.
There is also an animated video that demonstrates the nonsurgical spinal decompression procedure and can help you understand exactly how it may help your back pain.
I called one doctor’s office that is doing this new procedure, and asked a few questions.
In that particular office, the procedure calls for:
1. An initial consultation to determine if the prospective client is a candidate for the procedure (this office offered the initial consultation free of charge; others may exact a fee for this)
2. Assuming the prospective client is a candidate, then there follows a series of 20 office visits.
The cost can be prohibitive too, depending on insurance coverage. This one office said it could go as high as $3,000 but I suspect larger cities like New York or Los Angeles might charge quite a more substantial fee than that for non-surgical spinal decompression.
I was also told the procedure was painless, which is a little hard to believe if someone is in chronic back pain already. I’d love to hear back from anyone who has personally had this nonsurgical spinal decompression as to whether it truly was pain-free and what the results were after treatment.
In the interest of providing an impartial report, I am also including a link to a chiropractic care website that has posted a review on this non-surgical procedure which concludes that routine use of this procedure is not warranted. You will find that report on BioMed Central – The Open Access Publisher
Other causes of back pain:
Pancreas problems, prostatis, bad posture, tension, viral infection, kidney infection. Partial list. Should see doctor to determine what is causing the back pain if it is not a diagnosed problem such as one of the conditions mentioned above.