Alternative Treatments for Chronic Back Pain
Surgery on the spine is incredibly risky, not to mention highly invasive. Fortunately, there are less invasive alternatives available. Non-surgical spinal decompression, also known as lumbar decompression, is the practice of relieving pain in the back or spine non-surgically. Distraction forces are applied precisely to spinal structures, like injured discs, followed by cycles of partial relaxation. This revolutionary treatment option is available at the Milwaukee pain clinic of Neurology & Pain Treatment.
There are many causes of back pain, from injuries to degenerative joint diseases. Lumbar non-surgical decompression is aimed at chronic back problems, including:
- Herniated discs
- Injured nerves or joints
- Neck pain
- Leg pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar facet syndromes
A consultation with Dr. Neal Pollack of Neurology & Pain Treatment is the first step to finding a solution for your back pain problems.
How Does Lumbar Decompression Work?
Non-surgical decompression involves the application of distraction forces to the spine. This stretches out the spinal discs and takes pressure off the area in a “vacuum effect”. After the vertebrae are separated by distraction forces, there is a period of relaxation.
The cycle of decompression and partial relaxation allows nutrients like water, oxygen, and other fluids into the injured area of the spine. The delivery of new nutrients promotes the healing process.
Avoid Surgery with Holistic Spinal Pain Treatment
Surgical spinal decompression often involves the removal of vertebrae, bone, or ligaments. These procedures will require hospitalization, making it expensive and inconvenient. Surgery is risky, as it can lead to complications including:
- Nerve damage
Avoid the hassle and risks of surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack for non-surgical spinal decompression. Each spinal decompression treatment is customized based on the individual patient’s needs. If you have back problems, avoid surgery with spinal decompression therapy. Dr. Pollack will work with you to find the right treatment option for you to help you get your life back on track.