If you have been experiencing symptoms like recurring muscle spasms or spinal instability, you may be suffering from degenerative disc disease. This painful condition is caused by drying or cracks in the vertebral discs. Spinal discs are gel-like discs between your vertebral bones that allow flexible movement of the spine by acting as shock absorbers.
With age, these spinal discs start to lose their water and become brittle. This brittleness is what causes high levels of pain. Degenerative disc disease is a degenerative process that your spinal discs go through over time. In some cases, a back or spine injury can also cause wear and tear in a person’s spinal discs, which consequently result in debilitating back and neck pain.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy proves to be very helpful for people suffering from degenerative disc disease.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a practice that involves gently stretching the spine to relieve back pain. The person performing the therapy uses a traction table or a motorized device to change the position of the spine, which in turn offsets the pressure on the spinal discs.
As a result, any bulging or herniated discs that might be putting pressure on the nerves are moved back into place, alleviating the pain. This allows vital nutrition such as water and oxygen to flow into the discs and helps them heal.
When Do You Need Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Degenerative disc disease affects people in different ways. You know you need non-surgical spinal decompression therapy if:
- You feel extreme pain every time you bend or twist the spine.
- You find yourself unable to support your neck or back because of spinal instability.
- You experience muscle tension and spasms.
- You feel radiating pain in your shoulder, arm and hand.
- You try to reduce pain by changing positions often.
Why Choose Bay Area Disc Centers for Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
A person suffering from degenerative disc disease goes through incredible pain. The best course of action is to get medical help as soon as possible. At Bay Area Disc Centers, we provide top diagnostic methods and degenerative disc treatment to patients. Dr. Ferrigno and his team of expert professionals have both the experience and resources to help treat your symptoms and provide the right medical guidance to you.
We have a state-of-the-art practice with all the latest technology to treat degenerative disc disease. We use a spinal decompression table called DRX9000 to apply gentle stretching pressure to the affected discs in your spine. Our system can sense muscle tension several thousand times per second, which helps prevent any muscle spasm or tightening.
With our disc restoration therapy, we will not only help ease your pain but also improve the overall quality of your life. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Ferrigno by calling 408-866-0300 or 650-375-2545 for our Campbell and San Mateo locations.