Doctor Perspectives: Chiropractors Discuss Spinal Decompression for Back Pain

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment that uses a pulling force on the spine to relieve pressure on the discs and vertebrae in either the lumbar or cervical spine regions. It is used to treat a variety of common causes of back or neck pain, such as a herniated lumbar disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, degenerated disc, facet syndrome, or sciatica/leg pain.

Can Being More Knowledgeable Help Reduce Back Pain?

We are finding out more and more about the healing process with each study into information and health outcomes. What we are finding out is: when people are given information about their health problem in a way they can understand, they are able to make more informed decisions about their treatment options and have a better chance of healing.

The Health Care Crisis

The uninsured population of the United States has perplexed our country and our leaders for several decades now. Many have termed this our national health care crisis, but it is not nearly as much a health care crisis as a health insurance crises.

What is Your Pain Rating Today?

The pain ratings system patients have to use at the doctors office isn't as effective or descriptive as it could be. See what Spine-health.com Forum users think the rating system should be.

Ice Application for Lower Back Pain Relief

Thanks for the great ice application tip from Healthbolt: "Next time you have to ice something down, try throwing some dishwashing liquid in a baggie, instead of the normal ‘cubes. Leave it in the freezer ’till cool, and enjoy. It’ll hold it’s temperature longer, mold to your body better than ice, and it can be frozen over and over."

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