Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point throughout their lives. At Lowcountry Wellness Center, we offer an array of natural, non-surgical, non-opioid treatments for back pain. One of the beneficial treatments offered in the office is non-surgical spinal decompression. Non-surgical spinal decompression uses FDA approved equipment to help treat disc injuries of the low back and neck. This is done by using a new technology to gently apply distraction to the spinal structures. The distraction and relaxation of the spine generates “vacuum” inside the discs.
It is the “vacuum” that causes the retraction of bulging or herniated discs back into the disc space. This retraction moves the disc off the nerve root, spinal cord or both. It is a cumulative effect that occurs with time over several weeks.
The treatment is computerized for accuracy and consistency, and applied with the patient lying down for maximum comfort. The protocol will vary in length depending upon the area being treated and the overall plan of care, but averages about 12-15 minutes per session. Most patients report a significant amount of improvement within a fairly short period of time.
This treatment can be combined with other methods of treatment such as chiropractic care, therapeutic modalities, physical rehabilitation, and injection therapy in order to maximize the benefits realized by the patient.