A pinched nerve in your back – or any other part of your body – can force you to live with chronic pain. The severity of the discomfort can vary depending on which nerves were affected, but no matter how serious it is, it’s best to find relief as soon as possible. Could spinal decompression be the answer you’re looking for? Read on to learn how this noninvasive treatment could help your pinched nerve recover.
What Exactly is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve has nearby bone, cartilage, muscles, or tendons pressing against it, resulting in continuous pain. The condition may be the result of a sudden injury, but it’s also a common consequence of stress from repetitive work. You can have a pinched nerve in many different parts of your body, such as your lower spine or your wrist.
How Can Spinal Decompression Treat a Pinched Nerve?
Depending on where the nerve in question is located and what’s causing it, spinal decompression can directly address the source of the problem. In particular, your chiropractor might recommend this treatment if there’s a pinched nerve in your lower back that’s caused by a bulging spinal disc.
Spinal decompression requires you to lie down on a special table controlled by a computer. You’ll be held in place with a harness while the lower half of the table slides back and forth. Doing so gently stretches and relaxes your spine; this takes some of the pressure off your spinal discs, allowing them to recover and return to their original shape. Once the discs are no longer pressing on the nerves, you should start to experience significant relief.
Advantages of Spinal Decompression
There are many reasons why you might want to choose spinal decompression to address your pinched nerve pain:
- You don’t have to worry about recovery. After every session, you can continue with your day as you normally would.
- You will likely see results relatively quickly. While the entire treatment usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks, many people notice a reduction in pain much sooner.
- The treatment has a success rate of roughly 80% with little to no risk involved, making it a reliable option for treating pinched nerves and a variety of other conditions.
Is Spinal Decompression Right for Me?
Spinal decompression is highly recommended for patients with pinched nerves. To be eligible for the treatment, you need to be at least 18 years old. Your chiropractor will also need to make sure that you aren’t suffering from any conditions like osteoporosis that could disqualify you from the procedure.
If you are a good candidate for spinal decompression, then it’s a great way to put a stop to your pinched nerve pain without resorting to more invasive treatments. Contact your chiropractor today if you’re interested in learning how this procedure could be the key to your relief.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Brigitte Rozenberg is your trusted chiropractor at Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers. She specializes in the cutting-edge field of non-surgical spinal decompression; in fact, recently she was appointed to the International Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression. If you’re bothered by pinched nerves and would like to schedule a consultation with her at her Van Nuys practice, visit her website or call (818) 938-2132.