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Does Spinal Decompression Help Relieve Neck and Back Pain?

Torrance Chiropractor and MUA Expert Shares Insights on Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spinal decompression therapy at South Bay Pain & WellnessIf you can’t find relief from neck and back pain, spinal decompression may help. As a chiropractor in Torrance, CA, (who also performs manipulation under anesthesia on a regular basis), I’ve seen many patients experience relief from pain so they can move on with work, sports and favorite activities.

As we discussed previously, spinal decompression therapy reduces the pressure on the nerves to help reduce pain, especially in the neck and back. And, unfortunately, a lot of people are experiencing this type of pain. According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

“About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months.”

The problem is that many people who are in pain, take drugs to ease their symptoms. But that’s just it. The drugs usually provide temporary relief, and the pain comes back. Instead, spinal decompression therapy can actually relieve pain long-term. But, like anything, there are good and bad treatments out there so…

What Should You Look for in Spinal Decompression Therapy?

1. Find a licensed and experienced professional.

Check references to make sure your practitioner has the appropriate degree and accreditation from the Council of Chiropractic Education. Also look at reviews, experience and more to ensure he or she has expertise in their field.

2. Have an initial meeting.

Once you find the right chiropractor, schedule an initial consultation and discuss your specific issues in detail. He or she will be able to tell you how spinal decompression therapy, accompanied with other services like therapeutic massage, manipulation under anesthesia, physical therapy, and more can help relieve your pain.

3. Review.

After meeting with the chiropractor, think about how you feel.

Was the office clean and professional?
Did you feel comfortable with the doctor and staff?
Did the doctor try to push a long-term treatment process on you, or did you feel like he or she wanted to help you feel better as soon as possible?

In order to heal, you want to feel good about your treatments, the people you’ll be working with, the cost, and more.

Is Spinal Decompression Right For You?

Whether you are in Torrance, CA in the South Bay, New York, Florida, Kansas, or somewhere else, you can find relief for your neck and back pain. There are numerous treatments out there which can include spinal decompression via chiropractic care, a spinal decompression table, massage, Pilates, physical therapy, manipulation under anesthesia, and more.

Everyone is different so you need to find what works best for you. Conduct research, interview the experienced and licensed practitioner that you find, and see how you feel about your initial experience.

Then, relax and monitor your progress. You may be surprised at how quickly your pain subsides and you are back doing all of the activities you love!

Do you have neck and back pain you’d like to get rid of?

For more information on reducing neck and back pain with spinal decompression at our Torrance, California office, and in your area, please see this article.