The spinal cord is a very sensitive organ and is anything goes wrong with it, you are sure to notice. There are a number of spinal cord related ailments and these include back pain and neck pain. When you are in pain in this area, it is recommended that you visit a health practitioner in order to get a diagnosis. It is possible that the ailment may be serious or that if you do not go you will cause irreparable damage.
Sometimes back pain is caused by one or more pinched nerves in the spinal cord. This can be treated through spinal decompression which is the relief of pressure from a pinched nerve in the spinal column. This treatment can either be done surgically or without any surgery. When suffering from chronic back pain, spinal decompression can help alleviate the pain.
When dealing with the spinal cord, the less invasive the doctor is the better. This is because the spinal cord is a very sensitive organ and it would be a very risky procedure. It is possible for the doctor to cause irreparable damage that may even lead to paralysis. This is why surgery is always the very last option after everything else has failed.
Non surgical spinal decompression involves using a mechanical traction device. This device is controlled by a computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction. This then reduces the body’s natural tendency to resist external force and allows the spinal decompression to occur. Another form of non surgical spinal decompression is inversion therapy. This treatment requires the patient to hang upside down and is a form of mechanical traction meant for spinal decompression.
These non surgical methods work through 15 one minute alternating decompression and relaxation rotations. These treatments last for 30minutes per session. Depending on which part of the body needs to be decompresses, whether it is the lower back or the neck, this area is strapped securely for the decompression. There are several techniques that can be used, and the doctor will decide which one will best suit you. It may sound and look uncomfortable, but most patients find it comfortable and relaxing.