Spinal Decompression: Stretching the Spine Safely

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Spinal Decompression: Stretching the Spine Safely

If you are suffering from nonspecific back pain, you may want to consider the benefits of mechanical spinal decompression. This type of spinal decompression therapy works as an option for those who want to avoid possible surgical procedures. However, if you suffer from back pain, you should consult your primary physician, so you can be advised on the best treatment for your condition.

Nonsurgical mechanical spinal decompression has been show to relive some symptoms of back pain. The process involves gently stretching the spine so that the compressive force between the vertebrae is relived, which takes pressure off your spinal disks. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, removing pressure from nerves and other structures that can cause you pain.

When the pressure is relieved in your spine, it’s easier for vital nutrient-rich fluid to move freely, so your disks can start to heal. Nonsurgical mechanical decompression can also decrease neck pain, sciatica pain, and weakness or tingling in the legs.

This type of treatment can be performed with a medical professional or in the comfort in the comfort of your own home by using a spinal decompression device. Depending on the equipment option you have, it is important to practice caution when undergoing treatment. Therapy that is too aggressive can cause more discomfort than relief. However, a proper treatment can last from 30 to 45 minutes and can be done multiple times a week, depending on the recommendation you receive from your physician.

If you are using a user-adjustable decompression machine, you should increase the intensity of the stretch until you feel a gentle pull in your back. Once you start to feel the pull, stop increasing the stretch and stay in that position for up to 45 minutes to allow the muscle to relax.

Check out the Sunny Health & Fitness Invert Extend N Go SF-BH6719 if you would like to try mechanical spinal decompression as a treatment option by your physician.

*Please consult your doctor if you have injuries or have pre-existing conditions.


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