Would you like to conduct spinal decompression in the privacy of your home? Spinal decompression therapy is designed to safely stretch cramped discs apart to their former normal positions, and to relieve crimped nerves pressed by the compressed discs. This eases pain and provides great relief to the patients.
A chiropractor who practices spinal decompression therapy employs an expensive decompression unit, and is certified in the use it for your protection and service.
The plausibility of having your own personal device in your home so you can perform spinal decompression on yourself whenever you wish sounds like a true win-win situation.
Before you go and look for bargains at Walmart or on Amazon, know this: Not all spinal decompression devices are as physically effective or safe.
Why Do I Need Spinal Decompression Therapy?
A disc that has bulged causes pressure on spinal nerves, resulting in pain, and if severe enough, the pain can emanate throughout the limbs. The condition is often a result of years of accumulated stress and injury.
Is Inversion Therapy Effective?
There are some noninvasive appliances for spinal decompression therapy such as the inversion bed, which a patient might purchase for home use, if the treating chiropractor encourages it.
A low quality inversion table, unfortunately, will have a disastrous impact on your back pain, may make it significantly worse, and perhaps inflict permanent damage resulting from an unqualified person using the amateur device on the delicate nerves and discs of the spine.
Exercises are Paramount
Spinal decompression exercises are necessary for recovery. Many can be done without help or supervision. However, other types of exercises for severe back conditions require a physician or physical therapist.
Mild pain is commonly alleviated by the patient hanging from a bar by the arms. Partial sit-ups are effective for relieving compression pain in the lower to middle spine. The movement and curve of the spine naturally causes necessary pull on the spine to give relief.
Your doctor can suggest exercises for safe use at home for spine pain relief, and prescribe them for your specific condition, age, weight and general well being.
There are numerous ways to perform spinal decompression therapy at home. The most common is with NSAIDs and prescription pain medications. They are sometimes effective and always temporary, as long-term use is very dangerous. There are other natural, safe alternatives proven for long-term inflammation pain relief.
If you are determined to work through your painful spinal debilitation with self treatment at home, please first inform your doctor. Allow him to prescribe specific methods and equipment. Working through pain this way requires your complete discipline.
Looking for Professional Spinal Decompression?
No home therapy is going to match the equipment or expertise of an experienced chiropractor. Before even considering making your spinal health and recovery a DIY event, learn more about what spinal decompression therapy entails at Proactive Chiropractic.
Dr. Alec Khlebopros has over 10 years of experience in this field, and has been recognized as the area’s best chiropractor on both Facebook and BizVotes. Contact us today to set up a consultation, and start easing your pain properly and effectively.