Resolving Back Pain from Disc Compression in Crofton and Millersvile, MD
If back pain is getting in the way of your daily activities, let the team at Effective Integrative Healthcare help you relieve the pain and suffering. We work with patients in the Millersville and Crofton areas of Maryland. Back and neck problems caused by disc herniation and degenerative disc bulging can cause severe and chronic symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling. If you are experiencing these issues, this treatment approach may be right for you.
Modern nonsurgical disc decompression therapy in our office is one of the best nonsurgical pain treatment methods available for disc herniation and other conditions. The procedure can improve healing and relieve radiation of pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms and legs by helping to alleviate, improve, and revitalize the pressure between individual discs in your spine. Many people are good candidates for this type of treatment, although there are some conditions that may prohibit us from using it for you, such as high blood pressure, glaucoma, and some kinds of ear problems. Pregnancy is another such factor.
What does nonsurgical spinal decompression involve?
Spinal disc decompression therapy to alleviate weakness and numbing in the back relies on FDA-approved, nonsurgical equipment to gently stretch and elongate the spine into a straight, neutral position with the appropriate amount of space between each spinal disc. Fully dressed, you’ll lie on a table with adjustable harnesses around your hips and torso for low back decompression, and around your forehead for neck decompression. Each treatment session in our office takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and we’ll repeat the process over the course of several weeks as determined by the severity of your disc compression. This treatment works the best in combination with chiropractic adjustments and other physical therapy modalities offered in our office.
Stretching your spine will slowly take pressure off the spinal discs and the associated hernia or nerves, immediately relieving the pain and simultaneously allowing water, oxygen, and your body’s natural fluids into the space for healing. These two factors combined work in tandem to promote healing and reduce pain, and we have seen patients achieve great results. As part of an overall treatment program, we believe this modality has the potential to be a key piece of the recovery process.
How Well Does Disc Compression Therapy Work?
According to reports from Today’s Chiropractic, spinal decompression studies give the treatment an incredibly high success rate—between 71% and 90% success in treating patients with herniated and degenerative discs (depending on the study). 86% percent of patients experience an immediate resolution and relief from pain after their treatment. One year after treatment, only 4% of patients experienced a recurrence of the symptoms. At our practice we believe that this form of therapy works extremely well; especially when used as part of a comprehensive back therapy program.
Your individual results will vary based on the severity and time since the condition developed or injury occurred, as well as your ability and willingness to follow the complete treatment plan recommended by our team of providers. We will continue to help you reassess the effectiveness of the sessions as you progress throughout your treatment plan and adjust accordingly based on your individual progress.
Our treatment team is able to design a plan that encompasses state-of-the-art therapy to fit your needs. We can help you recover from your acute back injuries or chronic spinal problems so you can return to your day-to-day activities without pain. To support your overall health and full recovery, in addition to spinal decompression therapy, we also offer spinal rehabilitation, physical therapy, and natural pain management. For a free consultation, please contact our team at either office location to schedule an appointment.
Patients Who Are Candidates for Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you suffer from the following conditions, our spinal decompression therapy may be beneficial:
- Bulging Spinal Disc
- Injured Ligaments
- Injured or Diseased Nerve Roots in the Spine
- Injured Tissues
- Posterior Facet Syndrome (a Term for Worn-Out Joints)
- Sciatica (a Pain or Tingling Caused by a Pinched Nerve)
- Spinal Disc Herniation
Not all patients are suited for back disc decompression work, but we will be glad to evaluate you and see if this may be something that would fit well into your therapeutic treatment plan. Contact us to schedule time with the doctor today.
Find out More About Disc Compression
Our Millersville and Crofton chiropractors can design a plan that encompasses state-of-the-art treatments to fit your needs. We can help you recover from your acute back injuries or chronic spinal problems so you can return to your day-to-day activities without pain. To support your overall health and full recovery, in addition to spinal decompression therapy, we also offer spinal rehabilitation, physical therapy, and natural pain management. For a free consultation, please contact our team at either office location to schedule an appointment.