Back pain is one of the most common leading causes of disability worldwide. Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking.
Neck pain is a common complaint as well. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain which can be accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.
Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back and neck pain.
CAUSES OF BACK AND NECK PAIN
- Muscle or ligament strain. Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments. If you’re in poor physical condition, constant strain on your back can cause painful muscle spasms.
- Bulging or ruptured disks. Disks act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. The soft material inside a disk can bulge or rupture and press on a nerve. .
- Arthritis. Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back. In some cases, arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.
- Nerve compression. Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive treatment for patients who suffer from neck and back problems. A decompression treatment slowly and gently lengthens or releases pressure in the spine through repetitive movements by a customized medical device.
The table pulls and releases, creating a pressure change within the intervertebral disc, surrounding soft tissue, and joints. This pressure change allows the disc bulges or herniations and nutrients to be pulled back into the disc.
Rehydration of the disc and surrounding tissues creates a physiological change which assists the body’s natural healing process.
How Spinal Decompression Works
A formula for relief
Through the stretch and release protocols of the decompression procedure, negative pressure is created in the disc over time. The vacuum effect draws any herniated disc material back into the disc.
When negative is Positive
By relieving pressure in the spine, in-creased circulation also occurs in the disc which is a vital aid in the healing process.