Sharp Shooting Back Pain – Emerging Treatment
Back pain that goes shooting down one or both legs is a telltale sign that your spinal nerve is getting pinched between two pieces of bone. The pain can be so bad that it makes walking impossible. Left untreated, it can have a myriad of side effects including muscle atrophy.
Traditional treatment for this sort of problem is a surgical procedure known as a laminectomy. However, it has a lower than average success rate, carries the risk of complications and requires a great deal of recovery time. Thankfully, there is new hope for patients suffering from this condition called non-surgical spinal decompression which promises to provide a much easier alternative.
Non Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD)
For those who are averse to even the smallest intrusive treatment, there is another alternative available that has helped a large number of people – spinal decompression. It consists of a series of traction movements against the spine performed under the guidance of a licensed physician. These movements cause a negative pressure between the bones of the spine alleviating the pressure on the nerve.
Non Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD), also referred to as Spinal Decompression, is effective in treating back pain, neck pain and sciatica caused by bulging, herniated and degenerated discs or facet syndrome. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from certain types of stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) have reported significant pain from NSSD treatments.
Non Surgical Spinal Decompression, not to be confused with linear traction, slowly lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. This reversal of pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that helps to reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves. Spinal experts believe that nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are drawn into the disc to create a revitalized environment conductive to healing.
Experts surmise that Non Surgical Spinal Decompression stimulates the body’s repair mechanism, providing the building blocks to mend injured and degenerated discs. NSSD enables the body to get to work and heal itself! Now there truly is hope for lasting relief without drugs, injections or surgery! It is non invasive and its application has been successful for many spinal conditions. Patients feel better almost immediately, and many have reported a complete cessation of pain after a few sessions!
Dr. Sabrina Morgen has been a West Palm Beach chiropractor for over ten years.