Is Spinal Decompression Therapy the Answer to Your Chronic Pain?

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If you wake up every morning with back pain, spend your day taking medications you hope will give you relief, and are avoiding your favorite activities, then maybe spinal decompression therapy is the answer to your chronic pain. You may not even remember when this unrelenting discomfort began or what might have caused it. You just know it is affecting your life with your family and your productivity at work, not a good combination. Don’t spend your life missing out on precious time with your family and friends because you are suffering from back or neck pain. Let us explain why you are experiencing this pain and how spinal decompression therapy may be the answer to your chronic pain.

Man with neck and back painOur Amazing Spine

Our spine is an amazing group of thirty-three bones called the vertebrae which make up the spinal column. The vertebrae are the bones that comprise the main support of your body allowing you to stand, sit, bend and twist. Inside the spinal column is the spinal cord which communicates information to the brain. This is how we get the messages to move our arms and legs, walk and sit.

The bones in our spine or our vertebrae are separated and cushioned from each other by discs approximately ½ inch thick. The discs have an outer wall and a gel-like center, and they form a cushioned separation so the spinal nerves can fan out and provide the needed energy to our whole body. The discs allow the spine to bend and deal with everyday activities almost like a shock absorber does in a car. The outer wall and gel center allow it to bounce back to absorb pressure and keep us pain free.

Keeping your spine healthy is the key to an active and pain free lifestyle.

Why We Hurt

Back and neck pain have many causes. We may be overweight, we may sit at a desk all day in front of our computer with bad posture, or bend and stretch incorrectly putting undo pressure on our back. Aging can also be a contributing factor.

More obvious causes of back pain include an injury and fractures from a fall or an injury in a car accident. Even something as inconsequential as lifting a very heavy object and not using the proper position can cause a back injury. In these and other cases our discs can become herniated or bulging which results in repeated pressure on the spinal column leading to neck, back and leg pain.

Another typical cause of pain is a degenerative type which comes from repeated stress on our vertebrae and it can be genetic or as a result of our age or job related activities. This usually happens over a period of time before we begin to have painful symptoms. As we age we have less water content in the inner core of our discs making them more susceptible to damage. Whatever the reason, a solution to your chronic pain may be spinal decompression therapy at Back On Track Wellness in Burlington.

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work

Spinal Decompression therapy is a viable alternative to surgery for those not willing to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. If you have not responded to other forms of treatment, therapies, or surgeries, spinal decompression therapy may be the answer to your chronic pain. It is non-invasive, comfortable and safe. This therapeutic procedure gently stretches the spine taking the pressure off the spinal discs and nerves. It relaxes the muscles and applies decompression forces to your vertebrae relieving the pressure, and as the spine stretches, the pressure is lessened within each disc.

The treatment at Back On Track Wellness uses a computer guided and customized level of compression for each individual patient, and makes adjustments to the level of compression in each part of your spine.

It will ease the pain of:

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Degenerative discs
  • Osteoarthritis

If you were about to give up and thought you were meant to live the rest of your life in pain, Back On Track Wellness may have the answer to your chronic pain. Contact us for a free consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for the therapy and what can be done to eliminate the daily pain and discomfort. Don’t live your life in pain! Get back to enjoying time with your family, participating in outdoor activities, and becoming more productive at work.

Let us show you how spinal decompressions therapy is the answer to your chronic pain.

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