• Spinal Decompression Or Surgery. Which is right for you?

  • If you are have ever experienced low back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Chronic pain that comes from an acute condition affects every aspect of your life. Simple things like tying your shoes becomes difficult, and forget playing basketball with your kids. In the past, surgery has been the only option that people suffering from chronic low back pain can turn to. Now, spinal decompression is another option that is allowing some people to become pain free without surgery. So if you are living with chronic back pain lets find out if spinal decompression or surgery is right for you.

    Spinal Decomporession DRX9000What Is Spinal Decompression?

    Spinal Decompression at South Valley Spinal Care is done on the FDA approved DRX9000, which is designed to relieve pressure on the anatomical structures that cause lower back pain. The advanced computer system allows us to target the specific discs that are causing your pain and symptoms. Using a logarithmic curve we can avoid creating muscle spasms while allowing for separation of the vertebra, which reduces compression on the discs and nerves. This also helps promote increased ciruclation to the back which carries nutrients and water to the area. As your disc is stretched a vaccuum is created that pulls these nutrients and hydration into the damaged discs, we call this rehydration of the discs. Treatments are painless – patients often describe it as a gentle intermittent stretching of your back.

    Spinal Decompression Or Surgery?

    A Spinal Decompression treatment series makes a great alternative to back surgery for many people. This is an FDA approved treatment that can help you avoid surgery or long term reliance on pain pills. There are some instances were surgery will be the preferred course of treatment. People who have had previous back surgery that involves metal plates and screws, have cancer in the spine or have severe osteoperosis in the affected area are not candidates for spinal decompression.

    The only way to determine if spinal decompression or surgery is right for you is to meet with Dr. Finsand and have him examine your back as well as review any X-rays or MRI’s that you have. One thing to keep in mind is that if Spinal Decompression turns out to be not right for you, surgery is always an option. However, if you start with surgery and it doesn’t work (which is unfortunately more common than we’d like), it may rule out spinal decompression as an option for you. You owe it to yourself to research non-surgical options before going under the knife.

    How Do You Find Out If You Are A Candidate?

    If you suffer from chronic low back pain, sciatica, degenerative discs or herniated discs, spinal decompression may be a great option for you. As long as you don’t have metal plates, cancer, or severe osteoperosis in your spine you may qualify. Before you consider surgery for your chronic low back pain, find out if spinal decompression can help you by requesting a FREE consultation with MRI review from Dr. Finsand at South Valley Spinal Care. Book your consultation online or call 801-871-0712 to schedule today.