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How Does Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Treat Herniated Discs?

Written By Taschler Spine & Rehab on October 21, 2019

bulging disc treatmentAs soon as you turn 30, your risk for back problems increases.

Up to 2% of adults will suffer from herniated discs this year – amounting to over 6.5 million people in the US alone. 

Before you decide to go under the knife for invasive surgery, give nonsurgical spinal decompression a try. 

What Causes Herniated Discs?

Your vertebrae are very delicate and rely on cartilage and jelly-like tissue to stay flexible. 

Sadly, these soft tissues break down as you age and your spine loses much of its flexibility. 

That’s why simple activities like bending down to tie your shoes can cause you to “throw out” your back. Small injuries over the years also accelerate disc degeneration like poor posture, improper lifting techniques, and intense physical labor.

A slipped or herniated disc may not produce symptoms on its own, however, it will lead to complications that get progressively worse if not addressed:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Pinched nerves
  • Numb or tingly arms or hands
  • Sciatica (a shooting pain that radiates down your leg)

How Can Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression in Fairfax, VA Help?

Dr. Jennifer Lee Taschler will conduct a thorough exam, order x-rays, and learn about your symptoms and medical history. She understands that comprehensive treatment is important for short-term pain relief and long-term recovery.

During a decompression treatment, you’ll lay on a state-of-the-art decompression table with a strap around your waist. Dr. Taschler will gradually adjust the table from a computer to gently stretch your spine and relieve built-up pressure, giving damaged vertebrae room to “breathe.” 

Studies show that restoring this natural alignment can successfully relieve pain without the need for surgery. Oxygen and nutrients can enter the disc to help heal and, over time, discs will gradually move back into place. 

Stop masking your back pain with medications. Get to the source of the problem. Schedule an appointment at Taschler Spine & Rehab in Fairfax, VA by calling 703-293-2939.

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