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People look for back pain relief for a variety of reasons. Pain in the back can sneak up on a person over time, just because of the process of getting older or weight fluctuations. It can also come on suddenly after a specific injury from an auto accident or a sports injury. Regardless of the reason why your back hurts, there is a good chance a Gilbert chiropractor can help you find the back pain relief you are looking for. One method that is used often at Islands Chiropractic and Massage by our chiropractor, Dr. Daniel Carlow, is spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is a type of pain therapy that can be either surgical or non-surgical. The type performed by a Gilbert Chiropractor is non-surgical. It involves the patient lying fully clothed on a computerized table, secured with a harness while Dr. Carlow moves and stretches the spine as well as the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This is done to alleviate pressure that has built up against nerves and discs in the back, With more space between the vertebrae, the spine becomes more flexible and the patient will often experience back pain relief. With extra space, the body will often absorb herniated discs, that have been causing pain. Nerve flow and circulation around your spine and discs is also improved, which results in increased hydration which prevents further damage to the discs.
While many experience back pain relief after just a few treatments from Dr. Carlow, it is important to complete the process in order for true healing to happen. A single session of spinal decompression therapy typically last 30-45 minutes, and for the therapy to be complete the patient normally will need to have 20 or more treatments over a 5-7 week period. In order to help keep pain at bay, your Gilbert chiropractor might also incorporate other treatment methods such as heat and cold therapy or electrical stimulation in order to reduce the need for medications or surgery.
While spinal decompression helps many people who are suffering from conditions such as
There are some people who are not good candidates for the treatment including pregnant women, those who have fractures or tumors near the spine, those with advanced osteoporosis, those who have metal implants or have other serious medical conditions. Full disclosure of any health concerns is important before beginning any treatment in order to assure your safety and maximum benefit from the treatment itself.
If you have been experiencing back pain or any other type of pain, there is a good chance that spinal decompression or another type of chiropractic therapy or massage may be able to help you find back pain relief. Contact Islands Chiropractic & Massage at (480) 545-4580 in Gilbert, AZ to schedule an assessment.