Can Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Prevent Spinal Disc Surgery?

Can Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Help Your Back and Neck Pain without Disc Surgery?

If you have neck or back pain at least partially caused by spinal disc damage and are interested in an alternative treatment to spinal disc surgery or prescription drugs, chiropractic spinal decompression could be an excellent choice for you.  In this special report, you will discover what chiropractic decompression is, how it works, if you are a good candidate for non-surgical decompression, and how to choose the best Chiropractor for you.

What is chiropractic spinal decompression and what is the treatment process?  Chiropractic spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, sciatica, disc bulges and herniated discs.  Chiropractors perform non-surgical spinal decompression with specialized equipment that applies precise computer controlled decompression.  This decompression creates a suction or vacuum effect between the individual vertebrae allowing protruding, bulging, or herniated discs to retract into their original position.  The vacuum effect halts nerve pain by eliminating contact between the damaged disc and the spinal nerves.  In addition, the relief of pressure between the vertebrae enables the body to relax and the damaged disc to heal naturally.  There is evidence of its effectiveness and case studies have been published demonstrating positive results in patients who have tried other treatments that have failed.   With proper diagnosis and treatment, there are no serious side effects associated with chiropractic spinal decompression.
What conditions exclude you as a candidate for spinal decompression?  If you do not have severe nerve damage or osteoporosis, screws or plates (instrumentation) from previous spinal surgery, or you are not pregnant you may pursue treatment for non-surgical spinal decompression.  
Anyone who has been diagnosed with the following persistent symptoms are good candidates for the chiropractic spinal decompression.  

* General Lower Back Pain
* Neck Pain
* Herniated discs
* Protruding or Bulging Discs
* Spondylolisthesis
* Sciatica

While chiropractic spinal decompression equipment is effective at relieving pressure and helping the discs heal, Chiropractors also pair decompression with passive therapy and active rehabilitation.  While each patient possess unique circumstances dictating the specific types of treatment paired with spinal decompression, passive therapies can include muscle stimulation (electrical muscle stimulation), ice, and heat.  Active rehabilitation includes stretching and resistance training to strengthen, stabilize, and support the musculature of the spine.  Pairing non-surgical compression equipment with therapy and rehabilitation is critical to long-term recovery and wellness of the spine.  

Here are some guidelines on how you choose the best Chiropractor for you.

* Is licensed to practice chiropractic and is board certified.
* Is recommended by your physician, other health care professionals, or has experience treating your specific condition and symptoms.
* Is willing to work with other physicians as part of your medical team.
* Uses diagnostic tools such as x-rays, ultrasound, and paraspinal digital infrared imaging.
* Does not claim that chiropractic treatment will cure all types of medical conditions.

Chiropractic spinal decompression is a safe and effective treatment for persistent back and neck pain caused by disc damage.  Chiropractic treatment can be very affordable as many health insurance plans cover treatment and initial consultations are frequently free.  Chiropractors can be a valuable part of your health care team.  They are trained to help you improve and maximize your quality of life with holistic and non-invasive medicine.