Get Relief from Back Pain Through Decompression Therapy

Don’t we all struggle with back pain at one point or the other during our lives? Back pains in any variation can be very uncomfortable and make everyday life tedious. This sort of never-ending pain usually stays with us over a lifetime after sports injuries, car accidents, home injuries, or even regular old overworking. 

And when any sort of over-the-counter medication, home remedies, or other methods won’t help you anymore, decompression therapy could be the answer to your back pain woes.

This treatment uses traction to gently stretch and decompress the spine. It works by taking pressure off spinal discs and nerves. This eases discomfort and promotes healing. Let’s take a closer look at how decompression therapy can help alleviate back pain.

So, What Causes Back Pain?

  • Overworked and Tense back muscles.
  • Herniated or slipped discs that press on the nerves in your lower back.
  • Spinal injuries from accidents or falls
  • Arthritis which causes joints to wear down over time
  • Repetitive stresses from jobs like construction or lifting
  • Aging which naturally decreases disc thickness

All of these put pressure on the spine. This irritates nerves and surrounding tissues, leading to pain. While resting helps in the short term, it doesn’t address the underlying issues. That’s where specialized treatments like decompression come in.

How Does Decompression Therapy Work?  

It uses table-mounted traction equipment to gently pull the spine in a controlled manner. This reduces pressure on weakened discs and frees compressed nerves. 

During treatment, you lie face down on a specialized table. It has a harness that fits around your hips. The table then slowly separates, applying a lightweight yet effective stretch to the lower back.

This traction mimics walking and takes the strain off sore areas. It creates more space in the discs and allows nutrients to flow freely again. Swelling is reduced and nerves can function normally without irritation.

Over multiple 15-minute sessions, decompression therapy reverses the effects of strain and damage. It helps discs regain proper water content for cushioning. Taut muscles unwind as well. The results give lasting pain relief.

Benefits of Decompression Therapy

  • Reduced disc bulges and nerve root compression
  • Less sensitivity or tenderness in the lower back region  
  • Improved posture and flexibility as discs rehydrate
  • Relief from radiating leg or buttock pain 
  • Decreased need for pain medications
  • Faster recovery after injuries like herniated discs
  • Relief from conditions like degenerative disc disease

Seeing a Difference After Treatment

Many patients feel better within just a few sessions. Common improvements include:

  • Less stiffness when waking up or during daily activities
  • Reduced soreness levels from 4/10 to 2/10 or lower
  • Better sleep quality without nightly pain disturbing rest
  • Increased ability to exercise again without triggering flare-ups

So, if you’re tired of living with back discomfort, consider decompression therapy. It’s a simple yet highly effective treatment to reduce pressure on the spine, speed healing, and help you feel like yourself again.

In summary, decompression therapy uses specialized table traction to take the weight off stressed discs and pinched nerves. This natural approach reduces inflammation safely and reverses damage over time. Many Nicali Sports Medicine patients discover lasting back pain relief through regular sessions. Give it a try if you’re ready to improve mobility and comfort.