Nonsurgical treatments are those that are not surgical in nature. They include exercises, yoga, biofeedback, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, hypnosis, nutritional therapy, orthotics and the list go on. These are not just simple treatments, they are treatments that can help a great deal in managing pain and are non surgical. However, they may not be able to cure a condition and may have some side effects as well. They are often best considered after consultation with a medical practitioner who can advise you on the various non surgical treatments available for you.
If you have back pain, you will need non surgical treatment. Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people see their doctor or visit an emergency room. It can cause severe discomfort, including pain that can make it difficult or impossible to get out of bed, chair or walk. You should never ignore any symptoms of pain, seek medical attention right away, or risk further injury or permanent damage.
The treatment of pain varies according to the severity of your pain and your overall health as well. When nonsurgical treatments are tried, they are not always able to provide complete relief from your pain. This means that other, more invasive nonsurgical treatment options may be necessary. Some of these options may include medication, physical therapy, surgery or physical therapy and surgery. Sometimes, all three can be combined to address your pain more effectively.
Spinal decompression therapy is one of the nonsurgical treatments you may want to try. This is done when your doctor checks and realigns your spinal column. This can also be called a decompression procedure. This procedure involves your chiropractor moving your joint and bone structures forward, which can relieve some of the pain. In some cases, spinal decompression can be done under local anesthesia.
There are a few things to know about spinal decompression. First, it is usually recommended only after your doctor has recommended and inspected the site of the pain. Second, you must be willing to take medication and/or a combination of medications to deal with your pain. Third, chiropractors do not typically attempt to give a dose of drugs to patients before the chiropractic treatment is started.
One of the possible side effects of spinal decompression is a headache. If this occurs, you will need to stop the non surgical treatment immediately and contact your doctor to discuss your headache. Some patients experience decreased feeling in their shoulders, arms or legs as a side effect of spinal decompression. This normally goes away within a day to a week. Other than the side effects mentioned above, there have been no documented ill effects of spinal decompression.
Before having spinal decompression treatment, make sure that you are ready to deal with the pain. You may want to ask for a referral from your chiropractor if you are having severe pain or discomfort. Take the time to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, diabetic, have back or hip surgery, are taking other prescription medications, or have any type of physical problem that could be causing the pain. Chiropractors have the skills and knowledge to help you through this period. Your doctor will be able to better guide you on how much pain to expect.
When considering non surgical treatments, it is important to understand that chiropractors are not able to prevent any future injuries or pain. However, with careful adjustment of your posture, you can do your part to prevent further injury and pain. You should also know that spinal decompression is only one part of the overall plan of care for your spine. You should consult with your chiropractor for more information on non surgical treatments. In the mean time, follow the links below to learn more on how chiropractors can help you.