How Do I Know If I’m Candidate For Spinal Decompression In California?
If you suffer back pain then you may be a candidate for spinal decompression.
Spinal Decompression Therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles in many patients but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
Contact our office at 760 777-4177 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Grey Rappe, D.C. to determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.
After carefully studying your case history, x-rays, and MRI reports, we will sit down and explain our recommended plan of action for you.
After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin treatment and start on the road to a future free from pain!
Pros and Cons Of Spinal Decompression Therapy.
With a non-surgical spinal decompression, your spine is gently stretched on a decompression table for 30 – 45 minutes over a series of visits.
The back stretching machine is so gentle that many patients even fall asleep during the treatment.
Spinal Decompression is highly effective in providing relief from neck and back pain.
Non-surgical decompression is the safer of the two treatments, as it is non-invasive. However, it can be costly if not covered by insurance.
Spinal Decompression Therapy For Disc Problems.
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems was usually given pain medication, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren’t progressing they were sent for spinal surgery.
Conservative chiropractic care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option until now.
Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression Therapy was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs.
Non-Surgical, Drug-Free Treatment For Spinal Injuries
Back pain, one of the most common medical conditions afflicting adults today, affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives and is said to be second only to the cough as the most common complaint for which patients seek medical care.
Back pain is usually recurrent, and subsequent episodes tend to increase in severity.
A common misconception is that 90% of back pain will go away on its own without treatment; however, a review published in the European Spine Journal in 2003, showed that the reported proportion of patients who still experienced pain after 12 months was 62% (range, 42-75%).
There is also a large number of Americans who, after trying many standard treatments, are still left suffering from serious back pain.
Why Am I in Pain?
Often, the pain in your back or neck is due to a bulging or herniated condition of one or more of the cartilage discs located between each of the vertebrae that make up your spinal column.
These discs act as spacers to keep the vertebrae apart, and as rubber bushings, providing a spinal shock absorber.
They also provide a specialized surface for each vertebra to mechanically move on.
This movement is necessary to nourish the discs.