Spinal Decompression Therapy for Back Pain in Raleigh, NC
Hundreds of people living in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and throughout the Triangle suffer from severe back and neck pain as a result of herniated or bulging discs. In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems was usually given medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, and referred for physical therapy. When they didn’t get better, they were sent for spinal surgery or simply told to learn to live with it.
Now, thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, there is an alternative that is both effective and safe — spinal decompression therapy. This is a cost-effective procedure that works well without the risks associated with drugs, injections, surgery or anesthesia. Pioneered in Canada and finally approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2001, spinal decompression not only significantly reduces pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment performed on a special, computer-controlled table that is similar in some ways to an ordinary traction table. At Triangle Disc Care, we’re proud to offer to offer spinal decompression from a certified spinal decompression therapy practitioner in Raleigh.
A single disc level is isolated, and by using specific traction and relaxation treatment cycles throughout the treatment, along with proper positioning, negative pressure can actually be created within the disc. When the offending disc is gently separated 5 to 7 millimeters, the negative pressure inside the disc will promote the retraction of bulging disc tissue. This negative pressure also pulls water, oxygen and nutrients into the disc, thereby re-hydrating a degenerated disc and bringing in the nutrients needed to begin the healing process.
When Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Helpful?
Excessive stress or injury to a disc weakens the outer fibers. As the outer fibers weaken, parts of the interior of the disc bulge out and the disc compresses or loses height. As it loses height it follows that the spinal vertebrae above and below get closer together, decreasing the amount of space (spinal stenosis) through which the spinal nerve root exits. As the bulge increases and the space decreases, the spinal nerve root that exits at the level is also compressed (pinched). This leads to muscle spasms and inflammation (swelling), further diminishing the space for the nerve. Because the normal mechanics (movement) of the joints are disturbed, this interferes with the normal pumping action supplying nutrition to the disc. Starved of adequate nourishment, the outer fibers of the disc become drier and weaker (degenerate), accelerating the process. Non-surgical spinal decompression is designed to break this cycle.
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Triangle Disc Care is proud to offer spinal decompression therapy to relieve and treat back pain in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, Sanford, Wake Forest, Clayton, Garner, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas of the NC Triangle.