With chronic back pain, your quality of life can be greatly reduced. To manage the uncomfortable symptoms of upper, mid, or lower back pain, many people turn to the use of painkillers or are directed to an invasive surgical treatment as the only solution. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment offered at Full Range Spine & Ortho that could be your best way to address and treat chronic back pain.
What is Spinal Decompression?
This regenerative treatment involves stretching and relaxing the muscle and bone structure of the spine in carefully controlled motions. It involves the use of a system to assist in the stretching and relaxation of the back and spinal structure. Spinal decompression Dr. Roy Nini is proud to offer this non-invasive treatment option for conditions that cause back pain, such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and sciatica.
What to Expect During Spinal Decompression in Los Angeles
During spinal decompression treatment at our Los Angeles clinic, you can expect to lie down on a motorized table, which gently pulls and stretches your spine. The goal is to create negative pressure within the spinal discs, which can help alleviate pain and pressure on the nerves.
Here are some more specific steps you can expect during a spinal decompression treatment:
- Evaluation: Before the treatment, Dr. Nini will evaluate your medical history, perform a physical exam, and may also order imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans to determine if spinal decompression is an appropriate treatment option for you.
- Preparation: You will lie down on a special table that can move and adjust to different angles. A harness will be placed around your hips and attached to the table.
- Treatment: The table will gently stretch and relax your spine, creating negative pressure within the spinal discs. The treatment may last for 20 to 45 minutes, and Dr. Nini may use heat or ice therapy to further relax your muscles.
- Post-treatment: After the treatment, you may feel immediate relief, although it may take several sessions to achieve optimal results. Dr. Nini may also recommend exercises and stretches to do at home to help improve your spinal health.
In general, spinal decompression is a safe, proven and effective treatment solution for a large majority of patients who suffer from chronic back pain.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work to Relief Back Pain?
The spinal discs are the gel-like cushions located between each vertebra of the spine. These discs are designed to absorb shock and pressure, allowing the spine to move freely and flexibly. However, as we age or experience certain conditions, these discs can become damaged or degenerated, which can cause pain, discomfort, and reduced mobility.
When a disc is damaged or degenerated, it may bulge or herniate, which can put pressure on the nerves that run through the spine. This pressure can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the back, legs, arms, or other parts of the body, depending on where the affected nerves are located.
Spinal decompression works by creating negative pressure within the spinal discs, which can help reduce pressure on the nerves and allow the disc to heal. As the table stretches and relaxes the spine, the pressure inside the disc decreases, which can help to reposition bulging or herniated disc material back into its normal position. This, in turn, can alleviate pressure on the nerves and reduce pain and other symptoms.
Spinal decompression can also stimulate the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the affected area, which can help promote healing and reduce inflammation. In some cases, spinal decompression may also help to increase the height of the spinal discs, which can relieve pressure on the nerves and improve overall spinal function.
Overall, spinal decompression can be an effective non-surgical treatment option for many people with back pain caused by damaged or degenerated spinal discs.
What are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-cleared treatment that offers several vital health benefits:
- Pain relief
The treatment can serve to stimulate the release of neuro-signals that carry a painkilling effect on the body, usually achieved in between one to three sessions of spinal decompression therapy.
- Restores spine alignment
The spine structure can become misaligned, with the discs moving out of place or herniated. Spinal decompression therapy realigns the spine structure to help treat chronic pain, inflammation, or limited mobility.
- Relieves pressure on nerves
Nerves can be pinched, leading to chronic back pain. This non-surgical treatment allows the nerves to be freed and allowed to heal, reducing ongoing pain.
- Promotes healing
Spinal decompression therapy aids in drawing the body’s natural healing factors into the injured or inflamed areas.
Spinal Pain, Leg Pain, Bulging Discs, Herniated Discs, and Spinal Disorders
A healthy spine is an important issue in body health. As the nerve bundles that travel down the spinal column send the signals to all other areas of the body, spinal decompression treatments are helpful to body health beyond relieving chronic pain.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that is clinically established as being effective in alleviating severe back pain. At Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles, Dr. Roy Nini offers this treatment to athletes, the injured, and patients who live with chronic back pain.
Back Pain Relief: Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are suffering from severe back pain, it is important that you seek a conservative treatment before undergoing an invasive surgery, or living with the constant need for painkillers to make it through the day.
Spinal decompression produces remarkable results in reducing or eliminating chronic back pain.
This alternative healing treatment may be appropriate for the following conditions:
- Radiating arm pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Radiating leg pain
- Pinched nerves
- Worn joints
- Muscle pain
- Injured nerve roots
- Muscle spasms
- Spinal stenosis
- Injury from impact
- Chronic back pain
- Herniated disc
- Chronic neck pain
- Bulging disc
An Effective Solution for Lower Back Pain
When it comes to chronic low back pain, spinal decompression has shown outstanding results. A study published in the Journal of Neurological Research found that 86% of patients who received spinal decompression therapy for lower back pain reported significant improvement in their symptoms, including reduced pain and increased mobility.
Furthermore, a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that patients who received spinal decompression therapy experienced greater improvement in their back pain and disability scores than those who received other non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy or exercise. At Full Range Spine & Ortho, we are proud to treat chronic lower back pain with spinal decompression and other non-surgical treatment approaches.
Physiatry: Medical Treatment for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Dr. Nini is a board-certified physiatrist who has dedicated his professional life to assisting patients with restorative, rejuvenating, regenerative treatments for a range of spine, joint and other musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. At Full Range Spine & Ortho, we believe that taking a conservative approach to treating injuries and conditions can lead to improved range of motion, reduced pain, and in many cases, help them avoid the need to undergo a surgical procedure.
Trigger Natural Spine Healing with Spinal Decompression in Los Angeles CA
If you suffer from chronic back pain or have been injured and live with a level of discomfort that is affecting your quality of life, we urge you to seek the least invasive, most effective alternatives before choosing to undergo surgery. For some, surgery may be the only option, but regenerative medicine has made great strides in recent years.
Spinal decompression therapy can be considered a regenerative treatment because it can help promote the body’s natural healing processes and stimulate the growth of new tissue in the affected area.
During spinal decompression therapy, negative pressure is created within the spinal discs, which can help to reposition bulging or herniated disc material back into its normal position. This can alleviate pressure on the nerves and allow the disc to heal.
In addition, spinal decompression therapy can stimulate the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the affected area, which can help promote healing and reduce inflammation. This increased blood flow and nutrient delivery can help to regenerate damaged tissue and promote the growth of new tissue.
Furthermore, spinal decompression therapy can help to improve the health and function of the spine, which can in turn help to reduce pain and other symptoms. By reducing pressure on the nerves and improving spinal mobility and flexibility, spinal decompression therapy can help to promote long-term healing and regeneration.
While spinal decompression therapy may not be a regenerative treatment in the traditional sense of promoting the growth of new tissue, it can help to promote the body’s natural healing processes and improve the health and function of the spine, which can lead to long-term pain relief and improved quality of life. At Full Range Spine & Ortho, we offer a full menu of regenerative medicine treatments that can provide pain relief for spinal conditions and promote a better quality of life without surgery.
Access to Superior Spine Treatments in Los Angeles
Professional athletes seek out the most effective treatments for musculoskeletal issues – and you can have these same treatments used by the top athletes, here at our Los Angeles clinic. Spinal decompression is just one of many of our innovative and minimally-invasive treatment options offered by Dr. Nini or Dr. Lee. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about spinal decompression from a musculoskeletal interventional specialist in Los Angeles.