Spinal Decompression and Spine Pain Overview
Many patients who have experienced a spinal injury believe they require surgery to alleviate their spine pain. This is not the case in many patients. Spinal discs have the ability to heal on their own if properly treated by a pain physician. Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, proudly serving the greater Tyler, Texas area, offers the DRX9000™ spinal decompression system designed to decompress the injured joint space and spinal disc in order to alleviate chronic back pain or neck pain.
What to Know About Injured Spinal Discs
Spinal discs are living tissue found within the neck and back area of the human body. When injured from overuse, natural degeneration or a traumatic accident, the discs have the ability to heal without surgery or other invasive treatment options.
The reason many discs do not heal 100% on their own is due to gravity. Gravity keeps the muscles of the spinal joints holding a certain tone in order to keep the spine upright and in the proper position. Without gravity, the spinal muscles would become weak and dysfunctional, leading to many patients experiencing poor posture.
Even though gravity plays an important role in spinal health, it can also halt healing of an injured spinal disc by causing compression. Compression of the joint space is fine when the spinal discs are completely healthy. When a disc becomes injured, the compression does not allow for healthy healing in certain cases. This is because the compression becomes a constant irritation to the injured disc and does not allow it to heal.
What to Know About Spinal Decompression
Many patients with an injured spinal disc causing chronic spine pain believe back or neck surgery is the only option. It simply is not. The DRX9000™ spinal decompression system achieves decompression of the injured joint space and spinal disc without painful surgery.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine over an extended period of time, changing the forces and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the injured spinal disc. As a result, many patients will experience alleviated spine pain associated with their injury. For example, a patient affected by a bulging or herniated disc will often experience relief from retraction of the injured disc. Spinal decompression takes pressure off the nerves and other critical structures in the spine, promoting movement of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids into the injured disc in order to promote healthy healing.
Pain physicians often recommend spinal decompression to alleviate spine pain associated with:
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Failed back surgery
For more resources on the DRX9000™ spinal decompression system, or to determine the cause of your spine pain, please contact the Tyler, Texas pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler.