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What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

woman holding lower backBack pain is a common complaint for people of all ages, and all walks of life. There are a number of ways to find pain relief, and non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD) is one of those methods. NSSD isn’t right for everyone, and is generally used as a treatment for lasting back pain. There are surgical and non-surgical options, but here’s a closer look at the non-surgical.

How Does NSSD Work?

Spinal decompression is the process of gently stretching the spine. This adjustment takes the pressure off your spinal discs – which are the cushions between the bones of your vertebrae. The main result is the retraction of herniated discs, which can alleviate the pressure on the rest of your spine.

Proper alignment of your spine, coupled with this balance of pressure to the overall structure opens things up to promote healing in the affected areas. This opens up lines of communication to your nervous system, and also improves the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the area.

What Are the Benefits of NSSD?

This is a non-invasive treatment that generally reduces chronic back pain, usually in five or six treatments. It’s mainly used as a safe and painless alternative for patients dealing with bugling or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome. There is a reduction in the size of the disc herniation, and that pressure relief can lead to a regular return to your daily activities.

This is an alternative solution that is much more natural. NSSD is an option that does not involve surgery or other types of drugs for treatment. By utilizing computer technology, treatment duration and intensity is controlled, as well as the proper angle for each particular treatment. This treatment can better manage where the forces within the spine are placed, and it can help restore proper disc function. This balance is where the relief for nerve pain comes from.

For more information on NSSD and how it could be right for you, contact us at Highlands Family Chiropractic today.

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