Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Milwaukee
Many people all over the United States suffer from back and neck pain, resulting in discomfort and a significantly lower quality of life. There are many causes of back pain, from injuries to degenerative joint diseases, knowing the underlying issue of your back pain is the first step to finding back pain relief.
Spinal Pain Causes:
- Neck Pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
Spinal Pain Treatment
Dr. Pollack at the Milwaukee Pain Clinic offers Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression as one of his back pain treatment options. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the lower back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.
The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.
For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates are accepted for care.
Despite what may be causing your back pain, Dr. Pollack will work with you to find the right treatment option for you to help you get your life back on track.