What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the lower back. This procedure uses FDA cleared equipment to apply precise distraction forces to spinal structures, followed by cycles of partial relaxation. Dr. Pollack at the Milwaukee Pain Clinic offers Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression as one of his back pain treatment options. The benefits of lumbar decompression are two-fold. First, the cycles of decompression and partial relaxation allows water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the injured discs. These nutrients promote the healing process. Second, spinal decompression therapy has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other. This causes a “vacuum effect”, known as negative intra-discal pressure, which may induce the retraction of herniated or bulging discs.
Spinal Pain Causes
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, so knowing the underlying issue of your back pain is the first step to finding back pain relief.
- Lumbar Spine Problems
- Neck Pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
Surgical Spinal Decompression
Often involves the removal of vertebrae or ligament. These procedures will require hospitalization during recovery and it may take months to feel the full effects of these procedures. To learn if you are an ideal candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression treatment, contact Dr. Pollack. No matter 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.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
The Best Alternative to Surgical Lumbar Decompression
Back surgeries for lumbar decompression are very invasive compared to Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression treatment from Dr. Pollack. Spinal decompression at Neurology & Pain Treatment Center in Milwaukee is an alternative for surgeries including:
- Laminotomy or foraminotomy
- Discectomy or microdiscectomy