Lower Back Pain Q & A
What defines lower back pain?
Torn or pulled muscles or ligaments can cause lower back pain. It often occurs after lifting a heavy object, a sudden movement, poor back posture, or a sports injury.
Lower back sprain or strains can happen suddenly or develop slowly over time from repetitive motions.
Sprains and strains might not sound dangerous and don't typically cause long-lasting pain, but the acute pain can be severe.
How can spinal decompression help your lower back pain?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is an alternative treatment option that can permanently eliminate your neck or lower back pain.
This therapy works to stretch and realign components of your spine. By retracting your bulging or herniated disc, this treatment relieves the pressure on the pinched nerve causing your chronic pain.
Unlike a drug-centered treatment, spinal decompression therapy restores your spine’s natural balance, rather than just treating the symptoms of pain and discomfort. Instead of merely masking your pain with drugs or using invasive surgical procedures that can take weeks or even months of recovery, spinal decompression therapy eliminates your pain permanently.
Because spinal decompression therapy accelerates your body’s natural healing process, it’s not uncommon to feel immediate relief within the first two visits.
What how can cold laser therapy help with your pain?
Cold laser therapy is a safe, noninvasive, and effective treatment for lower back pain. Because this procedure doesn’t require you to take medication, you don’t have to worry about unwanted side effects.
Cold laser therapy uses low levels of light to stimulate healing. Dr. McNabb applies low-level light directly to your problem area; then, your tissue absorbs the light. The infrared light therapy leads to a biological reaction that helps your damaged cells regenerate.
During the procedure, there is a feeling of the device against your skin, but you won’t notice any heat, sounds, or vibrations. The treatment is entirely noninvasive and painless. Most of the time, one session takes only a few minutes. Dr. McNabb determines the number of sessions you need based on the specifics of your case.
Spinal decompression and cold laser therapy are nonsurgical, gentle, and noninvasive procedures — they provide immediate pain relief without having to undergo a lengthy recovery time and cope with unwanted drug-related side effects.
Whether you’re suffering from sciatica, stenosis, or a herniated disc, call Kilgore Integrated Health or schedule an appointment online today, to see if spinal decompression and cold laser therapy can help you.