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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

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At South County Spine Care Center, we offer non-surgical spinal decompression treatments for our patients who are undergoing lower back pain. This type of therapy stretches your spine using spinal traction. A specialized table is often used to create pressure that repositions areas of your back, often bringing healing, lengthening, or other positive effects to the area.

Offering non-surgical spinal decompression therapies is just part of our commitment to reducing your back and neck pain without the use of invasive surgical procedures. If you think that you could benefit from spinal decompression therapy, contact our office today for a consultation. You can talk with one of our physicians about the type of back pain that you are experiencing, and its cause or triggers, in order to determine whether it is a good method for you. At our Orange County center, we have several options for non-invasive treatment and pain relief methods.

Which conditions can be helped by non-surgical spinal decompression?

At South County Spine Care Center, we are finding that non-surgical spinal decompression is effective for bringing relief to patients with a wide variety of back and neck issues. In general, the pressure from the table causes your discs to retract, taking pressure off of nearby nerves and encouraging the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the area to promote healing.

As a result, nearly any kind of back or neck pain, such as sciatica, can be helped with spinal decompression therapy. Other conditions that might be helped include herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and more.

One of our spine care professionals will provide you with a thorough examination and evaluation before recommending non-surgical spinal decompression, or any other therapy method that we find will be most effective for your condition.


How is non-surgical spinal decompression different from surgical decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is quite different from surgical decompression.There are many different variations of surgical spinal decompression, including diskectomy, which involves removal of a portion of the disk, and laminotomy, which removes a part of the bony arches of the spinal canal.

There are risks associated with spinal decompression surgery, like bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and tissue damage. This is compared to the lack of risks associated with spinal decompression therapy.

Additionally, recovery from spinal decompression surgery takes several days in the hospital and the assistance of pain relief medications. Physical therapy to recover can also be necessary.

On the other hand, spinal decompression therapy requires no downtime, no recovery, and no risky side effects. When it comes to choosing a method for back pain relief, many patients find that choosing a surgical procedure with no guarantees is not as attractive as choosing a simpler type of therapy.