The Most Common Cause of Low Back Pain
The vast majority of people who suffer with back pain are suffering due to a degeneration of the discs between each vertebra in the spine. As these “intervertebral” discs degenerate, the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed. Herniations or bulging of the disc can then occur, pressing on surrounding nerves, and causing pain and/or numbness in the back and even radiating into the leg.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
True Spinal Decompression is the gentle, intermittent traction of the spine. This intermittent traction creates a small vacuum with each pull, allowing the disc to draw in and away from the nerve root. At the same time, the disc is drawing nutrients into itself from the surrounding tissues.
The compromised discs heal, regenerate, and strengthen the weakened area of the bulging disc. Pressure on the nerve is relieved as the disc regenerates. Pain gradually subsides in the low back, and no longer radiates into the hip and leg.
Once I Begin Treatment, How Long Before I Experience Relief?
Most patients of Spinal Decompression in Alpharetta, GA report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
There are always exceptions, however. Depending on the severity of the degeneration of the disc, and how long the patient has had the back pain, it may take longer than normal to experience substantial relief from pain.