Individuals with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and other issues caused by spinal compression may seek nonsurgical decompression as an alternative to surgery. Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers offers personalized spinal decompression to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow to the spine without surgeries or opioids.
A Noninvasive Way to Stop Back Pain
Back pain can be linked to any condition, but regardless of the cause, it’s easy to see how disruptive it can be if you’re forced to deal with it daily. You may not be able to participate in some of your favorite activities, and you’ll find that your overall mood starts to suffer. If you want to escape back pain while avoiding invasive surgery, call our office today; Dr. Rozenberg can alleviate the pain connected to various back problems through non-surgical spinal decompression in our Culver City, CA office.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Many forms of back pain are connected to compression of the discs and nerves in your spine. When they’re under excessive pressure, they can suffer from various forms of discomfort. Spinal decompression simply involves gently stretching the spine to take some pressure off the affected discs and nerves.
What Can Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal decompression is a noninvasive solution for numerous conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints
- Damaged spinal nerve root
Immediately After Treatment
In the first 24 hours after treatment, you should avoid the following:
- Putting strain on your back
- Bending, twisting, or lifting
- Strenuous activity or exercise
- Sitting or standing for long periods
Surgical Spinal Decompression vs. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
When looking for solutions to back pain, you may consider spinal decompression surgery and non-surgical spinal decompression. Both are meant to help treat compressed nerves in the lower spine to relieve back pain, but a non-surgical approach is very different from a surgical one. Before deciding which treatment to pursue, we encourage you to think carefully about their differences.
After spinal decompression surgery, you’ll need some time to fully recover. On average, it can take around 4 to 6 weeks to reach normal levels of mobility. The exact timeline varies based on how healthy you are overall and your activity level during recovery. However, since non-surgical spinal decompression is a noninvasive treatment, there is no recovery time to worry about. After every session, you can simply return to your normal daily routine – no need to set aside several days to recover. Furthermore, with spinal decompression surgery, you might be told to undergo a physiotherapy course to prepare for the procedure, which can take additional time out of your schedule; this is not typically part of the non-surgical decompression process.
As you can probably guess, non-surgical spinal decompression is generally less expensive than surgery, especially considering the time you’ll have to spend out of work. That said, you will have to take the benefits offered by your health insurance into account, as some procedures may or may not be covered under your plan. Our practice offers multiple payment plan options that can make spinal decompression more affordable, such as Care Credit, Cherry, and Lending USA. We also offer help with your insurance to maximize your benefits based on your treatment needs.
Does Insurance Cover Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is indeed covered under most health insurance plans. This is not always the case, though, so before you call for an appointment, we recommend that you get in touch with your insurance carrier so that they can give you an outline of your benefits. If there’s anything you don’t understand about your coverage, our team is happy to help.