Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the only answer. Today, we can use a motorized intersegmental traction therapy that allows us to help relieve this pain.
Spinal Traction Therapy helps to open the degenerative, arthritic joint spaces to relieve pressure off the soft bulging disc material and nerve impingements. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc can help that pain to resolve.
Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal traction treatment is usually about fifteen minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within four to eight weeks.
If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal traction treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal traction therapy can help you.