Benefits of Spinal Decompression for a Herniated Disc

If you are living with chronic back pain, you know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be. You may find it difficult to think about anything except finding pain relief. If the pain you are experiencing is radiating or shooting into your leg, shoulder, or arm as well, then you may have a herniated disc.


At any given time, millions of Americans are experiencing chronic pain in their lower back. So if you suffer from pain associated with herniated, degenerating, or bulging discs, you may benefit from spinal decompression.


What Is a Herniated Disc?


The vertebrae or bones that form the spine have disc cushions or pillows. These round discs have a tough outer layer surrounding the nucleus. These disc cushions act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae. Thus, a herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the discs located between individual vertebrae.


A herniated disc, also called a ruptured disk or slipped disc, occurs when the spinal disc nucleus pushes out through a rupture or tear in the disc’s annulus. It can occur anywhere in the spine and irritate any of the 31 pairs of spinal nerves that control motor, sensory, and other functions in the body. 


The spinal canal cannot accommodate both the herniated disc fragment and the spinal nerve. This displacement causes the disc to press on the spinal nerve, which can result in severe pain. It can also lead to numbness, weakness, or pain in a leg or arm.


What Is Spinal Decompression?


The purpose of spinal decompression is to stretch the spine to relieve compression on the disc and therefore relieve pain.  It is a non-surgical procedure, and at Labonte Disc Institute we utilize the DRX9000 spinal decompression machine for pain relief allowing herniated or bulging discs room to move back into place. 


Reasons to Consider Spinal Decompression for a Herniated Disc


It Is Highly Effective


Up to 85% of patients benefit from spinal decompression. Moreover, the likelihood of success for patients with a herniated disc can be as high as 95%.


Long-term Results


Spinal decompression can provide long-term results when done consistently. The process forces nutrients into the spinal discs, thereby rehydrating them. You can start to experience pain relief after just six sessions.


Pain-free Therapy


The goal of this type of therapy is to provide pain relief in a drug-free and non-invasive way. Furthermore, treatments can take between 20 and 30 minutes, and there is no recovery time.


Through the application of spinal decompressive forces to these injuries, the DRX9000™ has given patients relief from chronic back and neck pain and has allowed them to resume the activities they love.


Improved Posture


Many of the pain issues people face stem from poor posture, which can affect the natural spinal alignment. Spinal decompression can correct nerve interference coupled with regular chiropractic therapy. Consequently, most patients experience an improvement in their posture.


To learn about the benefits of spinal decompression, call Labonte Disc Institute in Ormond Beach, Florida at 386-260-3100 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

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