Lastly, degenerative discs are most often caused by age. Over time, the discs do not have as much fluid as they did 10, 20, or 30 years ago. They may also have tears in the outer areas of the discs. Untreated degenerative discs can lead to bone spurs which can be extremely painful.
One of the most effective methods to determine if spinal decompression therapy is a good treatment option for you is by using an x-ray. An x-ray will allow your chiropractor to get a close look at the current state of your spinal column to make a decision about spinal decompression or other beneficial chiropractic services. A comprehensive plan of care can then be established to start getting you back on track with your life and living pain free.
A key benefit to spinal decompression isn’t just the pain relief. This therapy will not only achieve pain relief, it will affect the functions of the rest of your body. A healthier spine with increased blood flow which in turn promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Is Spinal Decompression Painful?
To someone who has never heard of spinal decompression therapy, the thought of having your spine stretched can sound a little scary. After all, your spine is one of the most important parts of your body and can also be one of the most fragile. Luckily, spinal decompression isn’t painful at all.
In fact, patients at Meyer Chiropractic in Southlake, Texas, have reported dozing off and even falling asleep during their spinal decompression therapy. You can rest assured that the treatment you receive won’t be painful and that it will achieve the opposite: pain relief. Many patients also report an improvement in how they feel after their first appointment.
Spinal decompression involves gradually stretching your spine. It’s a small, short movement with the help of special equipment to ensure it’s painless and risk free. After just your first appointment, the only risk you have is leaving feeling refreshed and energized.
How Often You Should Do Spinal Decompression
Like many treatments and treatment plans, spinal decompression is not a one-appointment-fix. At least in the beginning, you may need to have 2-3 therapy sessions a week. As your spine improves over time these weekly sessions may be reduced.
If you think you might be a great candidate for spinal decompression therapy, contact Meyer Chiropractic today to get an appointment scheduled. Stop procrastinating your health and pain relief.