Why Choose Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for Herniated Discs?
If you’ve suffered from a herniated, bulging, or damaged disc for some time, doctors have probably told you that surgical spinal decompression is your only chance to live a pain-free life.
The pain from herniated discs can range from mildly annoying to severely debilitating and rarely goes away without proper treatment.
However, before subjecting yourself to painful and invasive surgery, you should consider non-surgical decompression.
What Can Cause Herniated Discs?
Age changes your body.
When you’re young, your spine is filled with cartilage and collagen to support your delicate vertebrae.
Over time, your collagen levels drop, and your soft tissues lose much of their elasticity.
That loss of elasticity combined with years or decades of poor posture, improper lifting, or sitting behind a desk creates pressure points between your vertebrae. Discs, which function as shock absorbers to protect your vertebrae, slowly become damaged or slip out of place.
That’s why something as simple as bending down to tie your shoes can lead to a back injury when you’re older.
When discs slip out of place or bulge, that’s called a herniation. A misplaced disc can cause intense pain in the form of muscle spasms, pinched nerves, and secondary conditions like sciatica.
How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Santa Clara Work?
Non-surgical decompression gently stretches your spine so your discs and vertebrae can move into the proper alignment and heal.
During treatment, you’ll lie on a special table with a strap around your waist. Your doctor will use a computer to gradually adjust the table to create negative pressure on the discs so that oxygen, blood, and vital nutrients can enter and encourage healing.
Over time, your herniated disc will gradually fall back into proper alignment which will relieve pressure on pinched nerves and reduce overall pain. Studies show that non-surgical decompression is effective and safe.
Have a few questions first? No problem! Dr. Fataneh Hooshdaran has over 16 years of experience helping patients in Santa Clara recover from herniated discs, and she’s prepared to address all your concerns to find the best treatment method for you.
Damaged discs won’t heal on their own. Schedule an appointment at Chiropractic USA now or call 408-244-7677.