If you're one of the eight in ten people who'll experience back pain at some point during your life, you know how unpleasant this problem can be. In some cases, it can be debilitating. Fortunately, at Cochran Chiropractic, serving Spencer, IN, and the nearby region, Dr. Charles Cochran offers treatments to help, such as spinal decompression. Let's discuss if this therapy could be right for you.
Spinal decompression is a treatment that gently stretches your spine in opposing directions simultaneously. It frees any compressed nerves as well as injured discs, among other areas. As a result, the back can heal, and you can have less pain.
The machine uses a motorized device that our Spencer, IN, chiropractor connects you to through a series of rigging. The entire concept of this is similar in nature to surgical decompression. However, this option is non-invasive and doesn't require any downtime, unlike a surgery would.
Generally, a decompression session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, but it could last longer if you're having other treatments. Typically, patients require multiple treatments to see the full effects of this therapy.
Why We May Suggest Spinal Decompression
This particular treatment is particularly beneficial if you have a bulging or herniated disc because it eases pressure on the disc and allows it to heal. We may also recommend it if you have disc degeneration, which happens when the spinal discs wear out with age. It can ease pressure on a painful disc, relieving some of your discomforts. This therapy may also be used if you have a pinched nerve. It can reduce any pressure on the nerve so it can heal.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
For one, it's an all-natural treatment. You don't have to worry about putting a substance into your body that could possibly cause a reaction.
Plus, this treatment works with your body to promote healing. In fact, as it's promoting your body to heal itself, it's targeting the cause of the problem. Therefore, it's a solution that encourages healing and relief by correcting the issue, not just covering up the symptoms.
We should note that this is a highly customizable treatment. Some people see relief from their pain and other symptoms in a few sessions, while, for others, the treatment is a bit more entailed. However, spinal decompression can easily be combined with other therapies.
Dr. Charles Cochran of Cochran Chiropractic, serving Spencer, IN, and the general vicinity, provides spinal decompression to patients with various back issues. The goal of it is to give your body the healing it needs through unmedicated, non-invasive means.
Book an appointment with us today by calling 812-829-2241.