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Living with back pain is a reality for a lot of people, and many have been told or believe that surgery is their only way to get real back pain relief. But many of these people don't like the idea of going under the knife, which can carry various additional risks, regardless of what type of surgery it is. Fortunately, there is another option to consider, spinal decompression therapy from the only true decompression specialist in Roanoke Virginia. This option can provide surgery free pain relief and fix the issue for those who are willing to make a commitment to the treatment.
Spinal decompression therapy is a pain relief method for back pain and related sciatica. The pain is treated by stretching the spine on a traction table or similar device. The goal is to create a negative intradiscal pressure or reposition a herniated disc. The creation of a lower pressure brings healing nutrients into the disc. The method in which the spinal decompression therapy is done is very important and requires extensive knowledge and skill. This is why it's important you work with someone who is certified in true spinal decompression therapy, such as Dr. Joshua Rhodes from Performance Healthcare in Roanoke, Virginia.
There are many who find that spinal decompression is a great alternative to both surgery and trying to ward off pain through prescription medication. While avoiding both of these things, if possible can be a great benefit, it should be noted that there is a time commitment involved. Spinal decompression therapy has a cumulative effect on the spinal cord and the discs. Normally, each session lasts 20-30 minutes, and the best results are achieved after 20-24 treatments over 9 weeks.
The treatments are comfortable and pain-free, most patients are so relaxed they fall asleep. Spinal decompression is not for everyone, however. It is not recommended for those with implants or artificial discs or those who have some specific medical conditions including osteoporosis, spinal infections, tumors or cancer.
Spinal decompression is just one of the types of treatment available from our Roanoke chiropractor, so even if you are not a candidate, it doesn't automatically mean that there is not some other way chiropractic care can't help you with your problem. At Performance Healthcare, we also help patients using techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, Graston Technique, physical therapy and corrective exercises, and custom orthotics from FootLevers that help to maintain proper spinal alignment. To learn more or to find out if you're a candidate, contact us at 540-526-7479.