A Non-Surgical Approach to Discs Issues

Disc issues involving the cervical spine can be treated successfully without surgical intervention. When taking a non-surgical approach to disc issues, spinal decompression is considered of the top choices recommended by leading healthcare journals. As a matter of fact, spinal decompression care is usually the first line of defense before surgical intervention is even considered. Spinal decompression care for disc-related issues often consists of soft tissue work, yoga-type stretches, and other exercise-based therapy to help decrease pain, improve activities of daily living, and improve mobility and strength. Spinal Decompression Therapy is considered an alternative treatment for neck pain, helping people avoid the need for medication or surgeries. Spinal decompression works by gently pulling your head away from your neck to create expansion and eliminate compression. It lightly stretches your neck to reduce pressure on the spine by pulling or separating the vertebrae and can also help to reduce neck stiffness, tension, and pain. Spinal decompression reverses cervical disc-related issues such as bulging or herniated disks because the vacuum created actually sucks the bulge or herniation back into the disc. Overall a combination of spinal decompression care and and other exercise-based therapy can help decrease pain and stiffness but also help to improve your daily life.

Surgery is often a big decision and can disrupt one’s daily life due to recovery times. Surgical intervention for cervical disc-related issues is also considered major surgery and can be challenging. Surgery is always considered a last resort, not a first option. Therefore, taking a non-surgical approach to disc-related issues is a way to avoid:

  • High-cost surgery
  • The aftercare and recovery that often goes along with major surgery
  • Complications of surgical interventions

Next Steps: Spinal decompression therapy is safe and effective. It is also offered at our practice. Can spinal decompression therapy help you find relief from your disc issues? The best way to find out is to schedule a visit so that we can review your history and provide a thorough examination. Our experienced team can provide all the information you need to know if non-surgical spinal decompression is right for you.

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