What you should know about Chronic Back Pain
Back pain can appear at any time in our lives, from as early as late childhood into our twilight years. Simply put, pain is bad! Regardless of when it shows up, it can be devastating. Chronic back pain can rob us of so much including our ability to earn a living, enjoy family and friends, or even to do something as simple as driving to the store to buy groceries. It affects how we interact and how we look at the world. When you live with constant pain, it changes who you are. Feelings of anger, hopeless and depression can steal our enjoyment of life.
Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Back Pain treatments
When this happens, we look for solutions and are willing to try just about anything, from traveling to distant places for treatment to hanging upside down – all in an effort to find relief. So when the doctor starts talking about surgery, we can find ourselves willing to go under the knife. But stop, don’t do it! You don’t have to take those chances or endure all of that.
According to WebMd, nonsurgical spinal decompression can help relieve back pain. It works by gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure. This pressure relief can help herniated and bulging disks to retract. When this happens, water, oxygen and other vital fluids can move into the spinal disks to allow healing.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression has been used to treat:
- Back and neck pain
- Sciatica – pain, weakness or tingling down the leg
- Spinal joints that have become worn
- Spinal nerve roots that have been damaged or diseased
How Laser Therapy Relieves Back Pain & Inflammation
Three of the most common complaints we receive at our clinic are acute & chronic back pain, discomfort, and inflammation. Our deep tissue laser therapy reduces pain and inflammation, and accelerates cell healing. Patient often see notable improvement in symptoms within the first few treatment sessions. These treatments are non-invasive and also have been shown to accelerate muscle, bone, tissue and ligament healing.
There are answers for your pain and we at Nashville Spine and Disc are here to help you find them.