Troubled by the dull back ache that’s been ongoing for a while? While it’s normal to have back pain from time to time, it is not a good indicator when the pain continues and is severe enough to interfere with your daily activities. With several treatments to consider in Singapore, you can learn about the various methods that’s suitable for back pain and other conditions during your consultation with a chiropractor.
Interested to find out more about the various treatments for chiropractic care ahead of your consultation? We’ve previously introduced radial shockwave therapy to decrease pain and improve joint health. Moving on, we’ll be taking you through another treatment method: Spinal decompression therapy.
But First, What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
In a nutshell, spinal decompression therapy uses a machine to gently apply force to stretch or pull the spine while you’re lying down. Through this process, this treatment can help to take pressure away from your spine and decompress the vertebra. For treating herniated and degenerating discs that can cause pain, one session can take about 20-30 minutes
Take a look at some of the conditions that spinal decompression therapy can help with.
What can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help with?
1.Lower Back Pain
For starters, we’ve previously covered lower back pain in our articles as an increasing cause of concern. In fact, referencing a study conducted by the Singapore General Hospital on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among office workers in Singapore, the body parts with the highest report of pain include low back at 42%.
If you suspect inactivity at work could be the cause of your lower back pain, it is essential to break the routine and stretch to reduce fatigue in your back and other muscles. Remember, your body can only withstand so much before it needs a break. Before giving treatments like spinal decompression therapy a go, try incorporating these back-stretching techniques into your daily routine to maintain the range of motion of your back.
Any lingering back pain could also be a result of a slipped disc. When the disc material moves or slips out of position, the slipped disc may be pinching a nerve or putting pressure on your spinal cord. As a common problem that can exist anywhere in the spine, a slipped disc can cause pain in your lower back as well as neck and shoulder areas as a result. This condition may also cause weakness and numbness in the legs, which often leads people to think they are experiencing an actual leg injury rather than a spine injury.
If you’ve suffered from a slipped disc before, it is important to ensure proper care to not only maintain the health of your spine, but also prevent the back pain from returning. When considering chiropractic care treatments, your chiropractor will assess your suitability of spinal decompression therapy during the first consultation.
3. Headaches and Migraines
Besides slipped disc, headaches and migraines are another condition that can make it challenging when going about daily tasks and activities. There are many triggers that can cause the throbbing pain in your head such as stress, dehydration, sleep disruption just to name a few. To tell one from the other, headaches usually affect both sides of the head while it is more likely that it’s a migraine if it occurs on only one side.
As the pain can vary from mild to severe, it may have a significant impact on your quality of life. Yet, many tend to endure the pain until it gets better. However, in the event where it happens one too many times, it’s worth consulting a chiropractor to find out if spinal decompression therapy can help to alleviate the pain of your constant headache.
Find Out More
If you’re unsure about your condition, discover how Equilibrio Chiropractic can help you manage your aches and pains with spinal decompression therapy in Singapore.
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