One remedy that has been found effective for chronic back pain is spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression therapy is a broad term which includes a variety of traction treatments. With the innovation of technology, spinal decompression is widely utilized by the clinical setting today.
Back pain is most commonly due to muscular strain or structural problems. Heavy lifting, improper posture due to incorrect sitting, standing, or slouching or sudden awkward movements can all place a strain on muscles or ligaments. Structural issues like arthritis, bulging or ruptured discs, skeletal irregularities, spinal stenosis or sciatica are common structural problems that cause back pain. Spinal decompression, covered by many health plans, specifically addresses back pain that is caused by structural issues.
Spinal vertebra can compress, which results in pressure on the spinal nerves. The muscular support of the spine tends to misalign, due to the compression, which results in pain in the lower area of the back, radiating to the other nearby areas of the body like the arms and legs. The pain is rooted from the nerves that are pinched in between the vertebral discs that are being compressed. Muscle groups that can also be affected include the neck, hips, shoulders, and others. It can aggravate for as worst as the spinal area can no further compress, and no pressure can be placed anymore. Spinal decompression treatment can be helpful to relieve pressure on nerves, and thus relieve pain.
Traction devices can be used at home to treat spinal decompression. Other devices and techniques like chiropractic methods are also available, which acts by promoting vertebra to separate, and therefore relief of nerve pressure. Yoga, exercises like stretching, extending the back, traction devices and inversion tables are also used for spinal decompression therapy. In yoga, balls are placed strategically in parallel with the spinal column, and allow triggering of point tools that is known as effective pain relief for spinal compression pain. Many claim that the mild, moderate and severe pain can be alleviated. However, most of the severe cases cannot respond well to these conventional back pain remedies as they are not enough. For more severe cases, it is highly recommended that you consult with a specialist before trying these therapies at home. Treatment should also be stopped if back pain is not relieved after a period of time, or if the pain gets worse due to the home therapy. This may mean that the spine is further damaged or harmed.
Clinical spinal decompression therapy is shown to work well for many people. Studies show that chronic back pain is relieved in over 70 percent of patients using spinal decompression therapy, and is a viable alternative to cervical spine surgery and herniated disc surgery. This type of pain relief is particularly experienced by the spinal compression condition that results from bulging discs. Clinical spinal decompression uses technology enriched spine decompressions that allows for precise maneuvering and avoids any damage to nearby muscles or bones that support the spinal discs being decompressed.
Like most illnesses, prevention is always the most effective therapy. Treatment of back pain at home can provide relief as well as eliminate the need for back surgery. Home remedies, despite being cheap and easy to obtain, can be effective. The practice of correct posture and daily exercise to stretch muscles and bones can also be helpful in preventing back pain. This way, money is saved and no cost is wasted for medication or any surgery.