This alternative back pain relief treatment is one of our most popular, as it effectively produces long-lasting neck and back pain relief.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical back pain relief procedure. It’s a simple, non-invasive therapy used in the treatment of damaged discs using negative pressure. Patients are positioned on the spinal decompression table, where they will be treated for a quick twenty-minute procedure.
DTS Spinal Decompression has a very high success rate as shown in recent studies. One set of findings from a recent patient in-office study showed a reduction in disc herniation in 10 out of 14 patients. Another study indicated a large number of in-office patients suffering from radiating pain, numbness and tingling experienced good to excellent results shortly after spinal decompression treatments.
During this back pain relief therapy, damaged or misaligned spinal discs are treated with a vacuum-like pressure. When this negative pressure is applied to the damaged area it does two things: First, it sucks the protruding disc matter back into place, aiding in the restoration of internal disc material. Next, spinal decompression stimulates the growth of new blood supply and allows an increase in the amount of oxygen, which means a faster healing response.
Patients that have the following conditions may find relief when they receive spinal decompression therapy at our back pain relief clinic in Edwardsville, unless the severity is extreme. Common spine conditions and symptoms that may be relieved with this type of therapy include:
Some conditions and pathologies make it difficult for the body to get the amount of oxygen needed for optimum functionality and performance. Oxygen therapy may be effectively combined with spinal decompression therapy to supplement this need and to enhance the natural healing process. When the body is able to intake more oxygen it can produce more energy and in turn improve the flow of nutrients into the blood stream.
It is a fact that our cells, tissues, and organs need oxygen to function properly. We use food and oxygen to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the source of energy that boosts cell function. So, when tissue is damaged an increase in oxygen can assist in an accelerated healing time, especially when it is used in combination with non-invasive, pain-free spinal decompression.
At CORE Physical Medicine in Edwardsville, we use oxygen therapy to help maximize the effects of our Spinal Decompression treatments. The two therapies complement each other well; while the decompression works to create a vacuum in the spaces between the spinal discs, oxygen therapy helps increase the amount of oxygen-rich blood that flows to the injured tissue. Used together, these therapies can increase the effectiveness of the session and speed up the healing process.
Some of the many benefits of oxygen therapy may include:
In addition, oxygen therapy may help stimulate brain activity, improve strength, detox your blood, reduce stress, and may also correct irregular sleep patterns.