Back pain is a common and significant condition affecting more than 80 percent of Americans. Spinal decompression therapy is an effective and affordable treatment for neck and back pain due to spinal issues. This non-invasive FDA-approved treatment that goes to the root of the problem is available at HealthQuest, an established multi-specialty health care center in Brooklyn, New York.
The statistics on back pain are quite staggering:
- The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) says it is the major cause of disability among Americans under 45 years of age
- AAPM also notes that more than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain
- Respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common pain condition
- According to Duke Medical Center, back pain patients spend more than $90 million each year on healthcare expenses
A cost-effective treatment, non-surgical spinal decompression provides positive outcomes for disc injuries in the neck and in the low back.
Aging and stress can lead to degenerative disc disease, or the breakdown of the spinal discs, with small cracks and tears. The inner material of the discs pushes outwards and presses on the nerve roots. These changes are a major reason for back pain.
So how does this revolutionary decompression technique work? Spinal decompression employs traction cycling through different stages of relaxation and distraction, while maintaining the correct position of the disc. The negative pressure creates a vacuum within the affected discs and the spinal disc material returns to its normal position, relieving inflammation and pain.
At this multi-specialty New York healthcare center, spinal decompression treatment is combined with a whole body approach for the best results. Patients are assured of comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, and a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs. Decompression has helped patients get relief from disc herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and other spinal conditions. The treatment is provided in a pleasant setting, which makes for a comfortable patient experience.
In the words of one patient, “My experiences at HealthQuest are enjoyable. The staff and physicians are friendly and take their time to know you well. Physicians work very accurately to ease your aches and pains. Every visit is worth it.”