DecompressionDo you suffer from back pain, leg pain, or sciatic nerve discomfort? Are you tired of taking medications with a laundry list of side effects or being painfully injected in hopes of relief? Are you considering an invasive, costly surgery? There is hope.

If your pain stems from a pressured pinched nerve, bulging and herniated disc, or symptoms relating to sciatica, stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, or even aging, you have probably run the gamut of treatment and management options for your pain. Pain is likely radiating through your back and into your legs which stops you from going about life in the way you would like. For some, spinal extension is the only relief; sitting to drive, eat, or work at a computer is agonizing. For others, standing, walking, and especially reaching are the difficult activities, making enough mobility for a desired lifestyle beyond reach.

While there are decompression surgeries, including a minimally invasive microdecompression (microdiscectomy), individuals dealing with daily pain should speak to a specialist and find out if they are eligible for nonsurgical options first.

Nonsurgical decompression can consist of computer-controlled mechanical traction devices that train your body not to resist external force or spasm with stimulation. More commonly, a physical therapist will help to perform manual traction to the affected region of your spine. Speak with a specialist to learn more.