Perry Hall Spinal Decompression for Treatment of Spinal Pain

Perry Hall Spinal Decompression for Treatment of Spinal Pain

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It is estimated that over 31 million Americans will experience low back pain at any given time with over 80 percent experiencing low back pain at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, all too many Americans opt for surgery as their first choice in seeking spinal pain relief. While surgical procedures can be helpful in some cases of spinal pain the potential for postoperative complications is high. A better approach is to utilize all nonsurgical treatments for spinal pain before resorting to radical surgical procedures.

One of the nonsurgical treatments for spinal pain that should be strongly considered is axial spinal decompression. Many chiropractic offices utilize the conservative nonsurgical axial spinal decompression treatment modality for the care of common conditions such as low back pain. A recent study was reported in 2012 in which 86 percent of patients who completed axial spinal decompression therapy reported a positive resolution to their low back pain symptoms.

One protocol for utilizing axial spinal decompression was evaluated in 2014 using documentation review, data collection, and analysis. In this study, successful treatment was considered to be when patients reported being \"satisfied\" or \"very satisfied\" with their care. These criteria resulted in a success rate of slightly more than 90 percent. The 91 percent success rate of patient complaining of low back or neck pain that underwent axial spinal decompression in this study surpassed the expected 75 percent of patients who undergo chiropractic care alone. Naturally, such a high rate of success resulted in many of the test subjects being able to avoid surgery.

Important adjunctive procedures that must be included in a treatment protocol that is necessary to achieve this high of a success rate in treating spinal pain includes physiological modalities such as infrared, low level laser, or other modalities to prepare the affected tissues for axial spinal decompression. Another aspect of treatment that must be addressed is a critical look at the pro-inflammatory diet consumed by most Americans. The inflammation and resultant pain generated by such a diet must be negated by dietary changes and/or nutritional supplementation. If diet is not addressed the chances of achieving pain relief and a successful conclusion to treatment is greatly reduced.

Another adjunctive aspect to achieve success with axial spinal decompression treatment is to institute a rehab or exercise therapeutic regimen to increase endurance and stability of the muscle groups supporting the spinal structures. Such an exercise program is vital to long-term improvement in spinal function. An exercise program of this type may include the use of Swiss exercise balls, medicine balls, exercise bands, as well as passive and active physical therapy.

Finally, the vital role of chiropractic care used in addition to axial spinal decompression therapy must be placed high in the order of therapeutic activity. Chiropractic care has been shown to restore normal spinal function, reduce pain, reduce swelling, and resolve disability caused by abnormal spinal movements. Considering that chiropractic care plays a significant role in resolving radiculopathies associated with degenerative or bulging spinal discs (two very common conditions treated using axial spinal decompression) it would be foolhardy to not utilize chiropractic to the fullest extent possible.

If you or someone you care about is one of the 31 million Americans who are experiencing low back pain you should strongly consider the combination of conservative nonsurgical axial spinal decompression treatment modality and chiropractic care. The studies are showing tremendously promising outcomes and you deserve the best that modern science has to offer. Call the team at Perry Hall Chiropractic and Physical Therapy today and start your journey back to an active life.

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