In the arsenal of back pain treatment options, nothing is more sought after than ways to perform spinal decompression therapy at home. The intent of decompression is to slightly pull the vertebrae apart. That is done in such a way that pressure is relieved from the discs between vertebrae.
Non surgical spinal decompression is widely sought after and performed in locations as diverse as clinics and home living rooms. Relief by decompression seems to work, sometimes dramatically, for a variety of different ailments, particularly in the mid to lower back. What many people don’t realize is that joint decompression of other parts of the body can have a significant effect also.
The need for specific therapies for chronic back and neck pain is brought about by compressed cartilage in the spine. A disc that has bulged causes pressure on spinal nerves and resulting pain that if severe enough can emanate throughout the limbs. The condition is often a result of years of accumulated stress and injury.
In the area of need for this type therapy, spinal decompression exercises are at the top of the list. Many exercises prescribed specifically for this can be done without help or supervision. Other types for more severe back conditions will require the aid of a physician or physical therapist.
The kind of decompression exercises needed will be determined by your level of spinal condition and pain. Mild pain is commonly alleviated by simply hanging from a bar by your arms. Partial situps are very effective at relieving compression pain in the lower to mid spine. The movement and curve of the spine causes the necessary pull on the spine to give relief.
Other spine stretching exercises to keep the spine and surrounding muscles nimble are numerous and effective. There are also numerous floor exercises that are effective for home spinal decompression therapy.
Your doctor or therapist can suggest numerous exercises that you can safely use at home for spine pain relief. They will prescribe them based on the specific condition and the patient, age, weight, and general health. Generally the goal will be to gradually increase the number of repetitions performed daily.
For specific exercises and equipment see the Spine Alert article at the bottom of the page. The article shows videos from Dr. Mark Wiley on a specific “full back” decompression exercise, and one from Jesse Cannone of the Healthy Back Institute on modern equipment valuable in decompression therapy.
The great thing about this type therapy, correctly used, is that significant results are commonly seen within a couple of weeks.
Excellent equipment, including inversion tables can be used to effectively treat a compressed spine at home.
Today, there is widely used and effective equipment that can be purchased with or without a prescription. This equipment of various types may be necessary for some patients’ level of severity.
One such piece of highly regarded equipment for spinal decompression treatment at home is an inversion table or bed. On one of these devices, you simply strap yourself in it and rotate the table. You will go to a position where your head is lower than your feet. This can be anything from a slight angle to completely upside down.
The effect on your spine is obvious. Spinal decompression therapy reviews regarding these inversion tables clearly shows effectiveness and user satisfaction.
Read the Spine Alert article: The Need For Spinal Decompression Exercises To Protect The Discs
There are numerous ways to relieve spinal pain while performing spinal decompression therapy at home. The most common is with NSAIDs and prescription pain medications. Their effect is sometimes effective, always temporary and for long term use they are dangerous. There are significant natural, safe alternatives that are clinically proven for long term inflammation pain relief.
Home therapy requirements
Like with all other back pain treatment issues, each one has its pitfalls and advantages. If you are determined to work through your spinal debilitation with self treatment inform your doctor. Allow him or her to prescribe specific methods and equipment for you. Working through the pain this way is effective, but requires discipline and determination.
Get what you need and begin your spinal decompression at home. Get back on the path to good health and vital living.