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  • Disc Decompression Therapy

    If you have a compressed disc, disc decompression therapy might be for you. A compressed or herniated disc is a problem with the tissue between the vertebrae in your back and neck. In a way, a spinal disc is much like a soft-center chocolate. The exterior of a spinal disc is firmer, while the interior of it is softer. What happens when you have a compressed disc is the firmer tissue tears and some of the softer tissue pushes out. While some people experience no symptoms from a herniated disc, a great many other people experience pain, numbness, or weakness in a leg or arm. This is because the inflamed disc will irritate other nearby nerves. More information on disc herniation can be found here.

    In some cases, a herniated disc will require surgery to correct the problem, however, most people who have a herniated disc don’t require surgery, they require chiropractic care.

    Chiropractic Care Offers A Safe Alternative For People With Disc Problems

    Patients seeking out chiropractic care are often surprised to learn that in many cases chiropractic is a safer and more effective way of achieving disc decompression than other forms of treatment. Traditional medical treatment for disc compression often involves medication, and in more serious cases, surgery. And both methods have potential drawbacks.

    If medication is used to treat disc compression, it generally involves the use of anti-inflammatory medications in conjunction with pain medication. The problem with both of these types of medications is that they have a risk of serious side effects as well as the risk of becoming too dependent on them. And what about surgery? While medications certainly have their drawback, surgery, which is the other traditional medical option, has even greater risks associated with it. With back surgery, there is the risk associated with general anesthesia as well as the risk of post-surgical infection. Making matters even worse is the fact that most back surgery patients are quite unhappy with the results of their surgery. If there is any nerve damage from the surgery, which can happen considering the dense cluster of nerves in the spine, a patient can experience chronic pain for the rest of their life and have to have additional treatment for pain management. So, if back surgery is risky and medications have side effects, is there a better option available?

    Disc Decompression Therapy

    Chiropractic treatment focuses on using manual joint manipulation in order to help patients who are experiencing nerve pain, imbalance, joint issues, and muscular problems. Rather than relying on drugs that have side effects, or surgery that is invasive and has a lot of potential complications, chiropractors take a more natural approach to helping with the healing process.

    Our highly skilled chiropractors can help to alleviate the symptoms caused by herniated discs and subluxations and help a patient to achieve relief without having to resort to drugs or invasive surgery. When a patient is complaining of symptoms that would indicate disc compression, the first thing we do is take some x-rays. We hen examine the x-rays to determine the source of the problem.

    Once the source of the problem has been found, we use joint manipulation to help alleviate the pressure that the bulging disc is causing, while also helping to properly align your spine so that you can begin the healing process.

    How Long Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Take

    Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

    A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of DTS Therapy. Exercise and additional therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also improve muscular control and support of the back and neck.

    Does Disc Decompression Therapy Work?

    Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of re-occurrence. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy.

    Call now at 480-892-0022 to schedule an appointment or visit us at:

    Pivonka Health and Wellness
    1355 S Higley Rd #102
    Gilbert, AZ 85296