Decompression therapy for injuries: The human body has been designed to work in an interconnected way. When one part of the body is injured, it can affect the way that another part of the body functions. This is especially the case when talking about injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system.
The command center for the musculoskeletal system is the link that exists between the brain and the spine. When a person has a personal injury in the spine, it not only affects the spine itself, but it also affects other parts of the body that send and receive messages from the spine. It is these secondary effects that can be the most traumatic after a spinal injury.
Spinal decompression is a therapy that is designed to reduce pain, improve mobility and allow an individual who has had a personal injury to recover some of the flexibility that they may have lost. The purpose of this treatment is to create negative pressure in the spine. This allows spinal disc matter that has seeped out as a result of a herniated or a bulging disc to be vacuumed back into place. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical procedure. It has been shown to produce results that are quite surprising.
The negative pressure that is created not only helps to return a herniated or bulging disc to its place, but it also attracts healing nutrients to the spinal disc. This is an important part of the healing process. The more nutrients that an injured part of the body gets, the faster it can be repaired.
Of course, as with all treatments, spinal decompression works best the earlier a herniated disc or personal injury is identified. All of the evidence proves that spinal decompression is at least as effective, if not more effective, than other manual methods of treating back pain that chiropractors use.
The relief that patients feel after spinal decompression speaks for itself. Spinal decompression is not something that will provide results after just one visit. Patients will usually have a series of visits that will extend over the course of months. They will have multiple visits every single week. The goal is to get the disc into its right position, keep it there and allow the body’s healing process to repair the damaged disc and reverse the pain and discomfort that the injured individual is experiencing.
Living with spinal pain can destroy a person’s life. As was mentioned, when a person has a personal injury in their back, this injury can affect their entire body. If the bulging disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, there can be excruciating pain that radiates down the leg. The pain can be so severe that it can make it difficult or impossible for a person to walk, stand or engage in a whole host of normal activities.