Chronic back pain can originate from a range of ailments. Regardless of the cause, long–term pain can have a negative effect on your entire system. In many cases, intense, chronic back pain can limit a person’s ability to perform average, daily activities. The sympathetic physiotherapists at Oriole Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre understand the frustration chronic pain creates and offer many options for homeopathic spinal decompression in our North York, Toronto clinic.
Spinal decompression therapy has been used for many years as an effective, non-invasive way to treat many forms of back pain. Our office specializes in non-surgical therapy for spinal decompressions that can be very effective in treating:
- Below the knee leg symptoms
- Nerve root compression issues
- Lower lumbar pressure reduction
- Spinal column disc detraction
- And several other symptoms
A highly trained and licensed therapist will gently stretch your spine to change its positioning and reduce the pressure on the discs in the spinal column. We use specialized tables that allow specific adjustments to be made according to your body’s needs and your particular condition. By gently separating the bones in the lower part of the back safely and effectively, the therapist relieves pressure on the disc fibres, resulting in pain reduction. As the inflamed roots begin to heal over several treatments, this decompression therapy for spinal can potentially provide a permanent remedy for many common chronic back pain stressors.
Though stretching the spine could seem medieval or painful for the uninitiated, the process is pain-free and often provides patients immediate relief from pain and tension. Along with the traction therapy we provide in-office, our physiotherapist will work with you to create an easy-to-follow home exercise regimen to decrease stress on the treatment area(s). If needed, we also recommend stabilization and strengthening treatments for patients whose condition would be eased by those efforts.
Reasons to Consider Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression helps relieve pain by gently stretching the spine to ease the pressure on the spinal discs, allowing them to naturally reposition themselves back to their place. Also, it enables nutrients and oxygen-rich blood to flow through the discs, providing additional healing. Decompressing your spine can bring you benefits, such as:
- Non-Invasive Treatment
Spinal decompression is often a viable solution to ease back and neck pain without the need for expensive invasive procedures—no need for incisions, painful injections, and spinal manipulation.
- No Recovery Period
Patients who had spinal surgery can be bedridden and feel discomfort for a few weeks or even months. Even after the surgery, patients do not have a full guarantee of back pain relief.
However, with spinal decompression, there is little to no recovery period. Once you complete the therapy, you can drive yourself back home.
- Significantly Less Pain
Since spinal decompression treats the root causes of back pain, it offers long-term solutions to back pain and not just a quick fix. It helps heal the spinal disc tissues, especially when paired with healthy lifestyle changes. Losing weight, for instance, helps maximize the pain-relieving benefits of spinal decompression therapy.
- Safe for Patients of All Ages
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment, hence, a safe option for young, middle-aged, and senior men and women. If you are concerned about age limitation, consult with your healthcare provider.
- No Medication Required
Spinal decompression therapy patients do not need to take prescription pain medications to relieve back pain. Medications are often costly and come with unwanted side effects.
Unlike spinal decompression, surgery is expensive, as well as years of using painkillers. Also, since it is a non-invasive procedure, patients can immediately return to their normal daily activities.
- Promotes Healing and Overall Health
Decompressing the spine can naturally harness the natural healing ability of the body to relieve pain.
The majority of our patients seek spinal decompression therapy to find instant relief from pain. Here are the most common conditions treated:
- Herniated Disc – This condition is due to a tear in the tough lining of the intervertebral disc. It causes the disc to lose its functionality and triggers pain to radiate from the problematic area down to the legs. Spinal decompression helps release the pressure, allowing the disc to start healing the tear.
- Bulging Disc – Also referred to as a slipped disc, a bulging disc is caused by the decrease of the internal pressure of the disc, losing its ability to hold its proper shape. It causes the disc to look like a squeezed balloon between 2 hands, putting pressure on the nerves as it presses against the spinal cord.
- Sciatica – A common complication of a herniated or bulging disc. It causes numbness or intense pain that runs from the lower back to the leg or buttocks.
- Back or Neck Pain – While back and neck pain is not caused by pressure on the spine or nerves, spinal decompression therapy alleviates pain by slowly stretching the back or neck muscles all at once. It helps to gently realign the soft tissues back to their proper position.
Get Started Today
If you are looking for trusted health professionals in North York, turn to Oriole Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre. Trust us to provide you with an honest and straightforward diagnosis of your back problems (including disc herniation, degenerative disc, facet syndrome, and neck pain) and if spinal decompression therapy is right for you. We offer a thorough consultation to assess your current condition and determine if you are a candidate for the treatment as not everyone is.
The majority of spinal decompression treatments are covered by extended health plans but we advise our patients to first check with their providers to ensure coverage prior to treatment. You can always choose a single treatment without selecting an entire treatment plan. Our clinic accepts Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance, extended health benefits, and WSIB.
Give our office a call today to learn more information about our spinal decompression therapy services. Our warm and friendly staff will make sure to get you in as soon as possible.