According to the World Health Organization, more than 500,000 thousand people suffer from spinal cord injuries each year. This number is staggering and the pain can be persistent. Doctors can offer surgery along with pain pills, physical therapy, or steroid shots. Some of these methods are invasive and others can cause serious health problems. At SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center in Los Angeles, we have alternatives that are specific to your spinal injury. We use a non-invasive procedure called spinal decompression therapy to provide natural and effective relief.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical therapy that alleviates back pain that is caused by surgery, injuries, or disease. It relieves the pressure on the spine and allows you to move around with less pain. The procedure involves a motorized traction tool that is effective in treating spinal pain.
This procedure promotes the movement of oxygen, fluid, and nutrients throughout the discs, so they can support the healing process. The pressure is reduced through the stretching of the spine. This is done by creating negative pressure around the gel-like spinal discs, which also takes the pressure off the nerves and other structures surrounding the affected discs.
The doctor starts the procedure by placing a harness around your trunk and pelvis, and placing you on the Chattanooga Triton Decompression Table, (which is a computerized table), face down, or face up. We then use the computer to slowly and gently stretch your spine to provide relief and allow nutrients to flow into the injured areas.
If you are experiencing back pain, spinal injury, disc displacement, or swelling, contact SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center to schedule an appointment. Call our team today at (323) 375-5147 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.
1625 W Olympic Blvd # M103
Los Angeles, CA 90015