Atlanta Chiropractor Utilizes New Technology to Relieve Low Back Pain
Decompression therapy has been shown to prevent back surgeries by providing a natural and safe approach for the treatment of disc bulges, disc herniations, and degenerative disc disease, all which can cause a great deal of pain and suffering.
Online, February 12, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Spine Surgery is the Second leading surgical procedure in America, with the total number in the U.S. approaching 500,000 per year. About 150,000 of those surgeries are spinal fusions. Unfortunately, 50 percent of all surgical patients will fail to gain desired outcome. In fact, 10 percent of patients will be worse after the initial surgery.
Low back structures including the bones, nerves, muscles are close to one another, and because surgery in the lower spine is in itself stressful to the area, it can weaken and de-stabilize the area. As a result of surgery, structures that have not been removed can become damaged or stressed and can become a new source of pain.
Surgery will result in some amount of scar tissue build up. If the scar tissue itself forms near any nerves, it also becomes a source of pressure and pain. Even if the surgery is successful in and of itself, and even if no procedure-related problem actually occurs; there is a high probability that within 2 to 5 years, another surgery will be needed to fix the levels above and below the targeted levels of the first surgery.
Fortunately, a new medical breakthrough has been giving patients suffering from low back pain a new hope. This new FDA approved procedure is called Spinal Disc Decompression. Decompression therapy has been shown to prevent back surgeries by providing a natural and safe approach for the treatment of disc bulges, disc herniations, and degenerative disc disease, all which can cause a great deal of pain and suffering. The goal of targeted decompression is to apply steady, gentle distraction to the affected vertebrae, increasing the space between them, and taking pressure of the surrounding structures that cause pain.
Surgery may be appropriate for a selected few patients. If you are considering surgery, you should get a second opinion and try all the alternatives including spinal decompression therapy.