Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Treatment in Panama City, FL
Pressure on the nerves of the spine can cause an enormous range of serious problems, and can make even living one’s daily life incredibly difficult. Anytime the spine suffers sudden or chronic trauma, the resulting effects can be both painful and far-reaching. Worst of all, conventional medicine has few treatments for these conditions except for intensive physical therapy, or more commonly, just masking the pain with a lifelong prescription for powerful painkiller drugs.
Even alternative methods such as chiropractic adjustment or acupuncture, while incredibly useful in some cases, are insufficient for many patients.
Ultimately, spinal surgery is prescribed for most serious cases involving lower back pain, but it should go without saying that nobody should have to go through major invasive surgery if it can be at all avoided. After all, there are countless serious risks associated with anesthetic and the surgical process, and while countless lives have been saved by surgeons, it should only be explored as a last resort!
Spinal decompression has stepped in to fill this gap in modern medicine by addressing spinal problems through safe, research-based, non-invasive methods that can do wonders for a patient’s overall quality of life. If you want to avoid major surgery or if any of the above techniques have not been successful in treating your spinal trauma, you could be a candidate for spinal decompression.
When performed by qualified staff at clinics such as ours, spinal decompression can be an ideal treatment for a variety of conditions that involve pinching of nerves within the spine. These conditions include:
- Disc herniation or bulge
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative spondylolisthesis
- Facet syndrome
- Any condition that causes lower back pain
Unlike spinal traction, spinal decompression is both quick and relatively comfortable. State-of-the-art equipment is used at the Bay Clinic to position the spine at a precise degree and apply gentle pressure created in a logarithmic curve. The spine is put through a series of fifteen one-minute cycles of pressure and relaxation, the ultimate effect of which is a release of inter-disc pressure within the spine. At the same time, nutrition is diffused into annulus fibrosis (the material between the discs in the spine), thus promoting healing. The whole process is guided by specialized software built into the device, which monitors the force and angle of the traction and ensures that the patient is comfortable and 100% safe.
Spinal decompression has proven effective both anecdotally and in official case studies, most commonly in cases in which someone has struggled with lower back pain that has not responded to other forms of treatment. Best of all, it is safe, comfortable, and completely free of drugs and surgery. As with any of our treatments, Dr. Salamay and his staff are happy to answer any questions about the cutting-edge equipment used during spinal decompression.