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Back pain will affect eight out of ten people at some point in their lives. It is one of the most widely reported pain symptoms and is a leading cause of American missing work each year. In fact, back pain costs the US population around $50 billion annually!
Surgery and prescription drugs have been a go-to treatment for doctors over the years. Today’s wide-spread opioid crisis has left many patients searching for alternative solutions. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to treat back pain.
Why Do We Get Back Pain?
The back is comprised of interconnecting ligaments, tendons, bones, nerves and muscles. A sprained ligament, ruptured disk, or irritated joint can all contribute to back pain. Examples include lumbar disk herniation, slipped disc, protruding disc, bulging disc, degenerative disk disease, or structural fractures. Poor posture, obesity, repeated heavy lifting, injury, or psychological stress can all lead to back pain.
Back Surgery: A Last Resort
During back surgery, a doctor will typically remove a portion of a disk. Unfortunately, invasive procedures put patients at risk for complications such as nerve damage, blood clots, or infection. Worse yet, clinical trials have shown that not all surgical options lead to improved long-term patient outcomes when compared to alternative remedies.
Fortunately, only about 5% of people experiencing chronic back pain will need to resort to surgery. The majority of patients can find a sustainable solution using chiropractic care and lifestyle changes including diet and exercise.
The Solution: Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Before resorting to surgery, patients can use chiropractic care and physical therapy to relieve symptoms. Back pain can also be relieved using non-surgical decompression therapy. Non-surgical spinal decompression releases pressure in the spine, promoting the flow of fluids, oxygen, and nutrients through the vertebral disk area, in turn promoting healing and pain relief.
In some cases the treatment can help retract herniated disks, in turn reducing inflammation. The treatment is meant to decompress, reduce, and stabilize pain in the lower back area. Studies have proven that non-surgical spinal decompression can help reduce pain and increase mobility in the spine. Common issues that respond well to this treatment include misaligned disks, sciatica, degenerative disk disease, and spinal stenosis
Prior to resorting to surgery, patients experiencing chronic back pain should seek regular chiropractic care and explore non-surgical spinal decompression treatment.
Call Us Today (423) 763-7226 to find out if you are a candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy for your Back or Neck Pain