Spinal Decompression and Lower Back Pain
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment used to relieve pain and discomfort caused by compression or degeneration of the spinal discs. It involves gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure and promote pain relief in the affected area. Spinal decompression can be performed manually or with the use of mechanical devices.
What to Expect
During spinal decompression therapy at Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in Lakeville and St. Paul, the patient lies on a table while a traction device or motorized table slowly and gently stretches the spine. This creates negative pressure within the spinal discs, which allows them to absorb nutrients, oxygen, and water, promoting healing and regeneration. Additionally, decompression can help to retract bulging or herniated discs, reducing nerve pressure and pain.
Spinal decompression therapy is typically prescribed for patients with chronic back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or other conditions that cause compression of the spinal nerves or discs. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for many patients, with minimal risks and side effects.
Spinal decompression therapy typically involves a series of sessions over several weeks or months. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the severity of the condition and the patient's response to treatment. Some patients may experience immediate relief after just a few sessions, while others may require more extensive treatment.
What can a chiropractor do for lower back pain?
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including lower back pain. Chiropractors use a range of techniques to treat low back pain, including spinal manipulation, mobilization, and therapeutic exercises. Spinal manipulation is a hands-on technique that involves applying a controlled force to the spine to realign the vertebrae and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. This can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the lower back and improve mobility and function.
Therapeutic exercises are tailored to the patient's specific needs and may include stretches, strengthening exercises, and other techniques to improve posture, flexibility, and core strength. These exercises can help to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent future injuries. Chiropractors also provide education and advice on lifestyle modifications and self-care techniques to help patients manage their low back pain, such as proper ergonomics, nutrition, and stress management.
Contact Our Chiropractors in St. Paul and Lakeville, MN
If you are experiencing lower back pain or neck pain, come see us at Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in Lakeville and St. Paul. Conveniently located in the St. Paul area, we provide pain relief through a variety of chiropractic methods. From neck pain to back pain, you are in good hands at Lake Marion Chiropractic Center. Give us a call today at (952) 469-8385.