Back pain may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. While acute back pain comes on suddenly, often after an injury from sports or heavy lifting, chronic pain may last more than three months. Spinal decompression therapy at an established New York multispecialty healthcare center is one of the most effective treatment options for this problem.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) considers back pain as the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, the condition can also be the result of arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress. Symptoms for this condition may range from a dull ache to a stabbing or shooting sensation. The pain may make it hard to move or stand up straight. FDA-cleared spinal decompression therapy is an ideal non-surgical method to treat lower back pain and neck pain caused by spinal issues.
HealthQuest, an established pain management center in Brooklyn, NY provides this effective treatment to relieve back pain, treat nerve impairment, reduce loading of the spine and address damaged spinal discs. The treatment involves relaxing the pressure on the pinched nerves of the spinal column.
The procedure employs traction cycling through the different stages of relaxation and distraction while maintaining the right positioning of the spinal disc. This creates a vacuum within the affected spinal disc as a result of the negative pressure. This vacuum also promotes blood flow to the area, providing nutrition and oxygen and encouraging healing. Performed in a pleasant, office-based setting in Brooklyn, the treatment sessions are of short duration – just 20-25 minutes.
Pain management physicians at the center make a clear treatment plan after diagnosing the condition. For thorough analysis and to identify the true cause behind the pain, the doctor may order X-rays, CT or MRI scans before starting treatment. Carried out with a special machine, the procedure is also effective in treating other conditions such as disc herniation, disc protrusion, sciatica, tingling, numbness, radiculopathy, spondylosis and foraminal stenosis.