Chronic pain due to bulging discs, sciatica, degenerative conditions, and other spinal deformities can be exhausting to live with. Deciding what treatment is best for your condition is not always easy and can be a scary decision to make. Axial decompression is a type of non-surgical method that caters to the patient’s individual needs.
Bulging discs are a common back issue. When the disc compresses nerves or the spinal cord, they can cause discomfort and disability. Age weakens the outer portion of the disc that is strong and made of fibers. Pressure from the center of the disc can stretch outward and cause the disc to protrude. If it protrudes too much, it can tear and result in herniation. If you have a bulged disc, you may not even be aware because the disc may not be affecting a nerve. A bulging disc in the lower back can cause pain in the hips, legs, and feet while a protruding disc in the cervical spine may cause pain in the neck, all the way down to the arms and fingers. Most bulging discs occur in the lower back; this is often an issue that is treatable using axial decompression therapy.
Sciatica is actually a symptom of an underlying issue. It is not a medical condition itself. Sciatica occurs as a result of spinal conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. Axial decompression therapy may help with sciatica, reducing pain in the legs, feet, toes, and buttocks. Axial decompression may help sufferers of sciatica become more mobile.
Degenerative disc disease occurs when the vertebrae of your spine wear down at a faster-than-normal rate, and the results are often very painful. When discs dry out and become flat, crack and break down, or become herniated, you may experience moderate to severe pain over time. If you do not want to undergo surgery or take pain medication prescribed by your physician, axial decompression therapy may be a great option for you, depending on your condition.
Axial decompression treatment varies depending on the part of the spine that is affected. Treatment for the upper back differs from treatment for the lower back. Axial decompression reduces the pressure on and between the discs of the spinal column. This allows the body to relax and resist muscle spasm and chronic pain.
Vertical Axial Decompression therapy may take any number of treatments for an individual patient, but a recommended amount of treatments is about 20 sessions. Sessions last around 45 minutes each. Axial decompression works by stretching and relaxing the lower spine; this alleviates pressure in the discs and vertebral bones.
Although axial decompression may work well for people suffering from degenerative discs or herniated discs, it is not a universal treatment. People who suffer from spine tumors, osteoporosis, severe arthritis, and other specific conditions may not be good candidates for this type of therapy. Axial decompression is generally a safe form of therapy. However, the following risks are plausible: sharp, burning pain during treatment sessions, shoulder and rotator cuff muscle stress, overstretching of muscles and tissues.
As with many chiropractic treatment methods, axial decompression therapy may be most effective as a comprehensive treatment in conjunction with other treatment methods. Physical therapy, at home exercises, dietary restrictions, pain medication, or other types of therapy may enhance and even prolong the positive effects of axial decompression.
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