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  • Writer's pictureDr. Gabor Farkas DC

Decompression Therapy: An Effective Solution for Disc Herniation

Disc herniation is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It occurs when the soft, jelly-like center of a spinal disc bulges or ruptures through a weak spot in the disc's outer layer. This can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the back, legs, or arms. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available for disc herniation, and one of the most effective non-surgical treatments is decompression therapy.

Decompression therapy, also known as spinal decompression, is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that involves stretching the spine to relieve pressure on the spinal discs. During the treatment, the patient lies on a special table that applies gentle traction to the spine, creating negative pressure within the discs. This negative pressure helps to pull the bulging or herniated disc material back into place, reducing pressure on the nerves and relieving pain.

Decompression therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for many patients with disc herniation. It can help to reduce pain, increase mobility, and improve overall quality of life. Unlike surgery, decompression therapy is non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve any incisions or anesthesia. It is also relatively painless, with many patients reporting a feeling of relief during the treatment.

In addition to treating disc herniation, decompression therapy can also be effective for other conditions that cause back pain, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. It is a great option for patients who want to avoid surgery or who have not responded to other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy or medication.

If you are suffering from back pain or other symptoms of disc herniation, decompression therapy may be an effective treatment option for you. However, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine if it is a safe and appropriate treatment for your specific condition. While decompression therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, it may not be suitable for all patients, particularly those with severe spinal damage or certain medical conditions.

In conclusion, decompression therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for disc herniation and other conditions that cause back pain. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that can help to relieve pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life. If you are interested in learning more about decompression therapy or other treatment options for disc herniation, call us today to get scheduled at 281-993-2225.

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