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The nature of the spinal decompression: You will be harnessed in with 2 separate harnesses and your spine will be gently lengthened in order to decompress herniated or bulging discs or re-hydrate degenerated discs.
The material risks inherent with spinal decompression: As with any healthcare procedure, there are certain complications that may arise during spinal decompression. This may include: strains, muscle spasms, disc injuries and worsening of your pain. This list is not all inclusive.
The probability of those risks: The complications listed are considered rare. The most common risk is a dull, achy soreness similar to having just worked out for the first time in a long time. This is usually due to stretching of tight muscles that haven’t been stretched in this way. This will typically go away within the first week or two of treatments. We will warm the tissues up before treatment and will decompress your spine more conservative at first to prevent as much soreness as we can. It is recommended that you ice for 20 minutes up to 3 times daily for the first week to decrease pain and soreness.
Ancillary treatments recommended: Ice, Moist Heat Packs, Cold Laser Therapy Stretching/Strengthening Exercises, Massage Therapy, Electrical muscle stimulation.
Risks involved with the recommended ancillary treatments: Ice, Heat and Electrical Muscle Stimulations (EMS) can cause burning. The EMS can cause skin irritation underneath the active pads. Stretching/Strengthening Exercises and Decompression Spinal Traction can cause temporary post-treatment soreness or reflex muscle spasms. This list is not all inclusive.
Other treatment options for your condition can include: Medical care with prescription drugs, self management with over-the-counter medication, rest, and/or surgery. There are material risks inherent in each of these options including but not limited to: addiction to medication, side effects of medication, improper self dosages and surgical risks including complications from either the procedure or the anesthesia.
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We treat low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative or bulging discs, or spinal stenosis with non surgical spinal decompression. Learn more about this safe, comfortable, and affordable low back and neck pain treatment offered by Riverside Spine and Disc in Riverside, California; read testimonials and spinal decompression reviews from many satisfied patients.
Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression and our multi-step Protocol. The doctor will ask you a series of questions such as Where is the pain, when did it begin, what makes it better or worse? Then a thorough examination will be performed in which case the doctor will check your reflexes, blood pressure, balance, gait, skin sensory changes muscle strength and more to determine the cause of your back or neck pain. At this point the doctor may recommend x-rays or an MRI if he feels like further imaging will be necessary to determine the exact cause. After combining all of this information together the doctor will determine if you will make a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy and our multi-step Protocol. If you do qualify for care, your Doctor will explain their recommended plan of action for you. If for some reason you do not qualify for care the doctor will refer you to someone who may better suit your needs.
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