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Sitting hunched over our desks and slouching over a computer doesn’t promote ideal spinal health. 5 in 10 Canadians suffer from low back pain because of their desk jobs. Back pain can be debilitating and downright frustrating; it can also stop you from having a fulfilling daily life.

It can be quite a challenge to find a treatment plan that targets back pain and alleviates it once and for all. However, spinal decompression therapy is fast becoming a likely contender. The risks are minimal, almost non-existent, and the advantages are many. It is a very viable option for those who looking for an effective non-surgical method to treat their back ache.

Here’s everything you need to know in order to decide whether or not it is right for you.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical therapy that makes use of motorized traction to alleviate back pain. It attempts to heal the back by gently stretching out the spine.

It attempts to take the pressure off the spinal discs—which are gel-like cushion in-between the spinal bones. It relieves pressure from the nerves in the back and also helps to decrease pain, thereby improving motor function. It is typically non-invasive and relatively painless and safe.

The process includes multiple sessions over a few weeks where the chiropractor uses a physio-therapeutic device to perform the procedure.

How Does it Work?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy provides intermittent cyclic forces to discs that may be causing back pain. By stretching the spine, it creates negative pressure on the discs. Any bulging or herniated discs are thus retracted. This also takes the pressure off nerves and other spinal structures, which in turn helps promote the movement of oxygen, water, and other nutrient-rich fluids that help the spine heal.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy can be used to:

  • Reduce extra pressure on vertebral joints
  • Encourage retraction and healing of herniated discs
  • Promote rehabilitation and self-healing of any damaged discs
  • Ultimately relieve back pain

Why You Should Consider Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is considered to be much more viable and less painful than traditional back surgery. The complications from a surgery can be quite severe and can cause even more pain. Spinal decompression therapy uses minimally invasive tactics to alleviate pressure and relieve pain from the spine. It is convenient, effective, and can help you carry on with your daily life without a hitch.

About Divergent Health

Do you experience persistent pain problems and injury-related troubles? Chiropractic care is a wholesome method of helping you reduce pain and feel more physically balanced. For chronic pain management, contact us at Divergent Health in Calgary to take care of your pain relief treatments.

We also work collaboratively with other medical practitioners, such as doctors, to address your pain needs.

Make an appointment with us today!


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