A component of post-concussion syndrome involves damage to the structures of the neck and spine. This can contribute to neck and head pain. Gentle, controlled traction is effective at addressing the issue in a conservative way. Treatment is typically spaced out over a period of weeks.
Some of the many benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy include:
- Drug Free
- Relieves Neck & Head Pain
- Gentle, comfortable Treatment
Spinal decompression therapy helps heal damaged discs and reverses dystrophic changes in nerves. Find out more about our effective treatments for spinal injury and traumatic brain injury in Ottawa.
How spinal decompression therapy Helps
Using specialized equipment to help guide the internal structures of the neck and spine, we can relieve pressure from problem areas, allowing them to heal and reduce pain. Spinal decompression treatment is gentle and adjustable to ensure your comfort. This can also relieve neck pain resulting from poor posture, spine injuries, and more. Many of our patients have found this to be quite helpful.
Spinal decompression therapy takes pressure off the spinal discs. These cushions between the bones in your spine can cause significant pain and discomfort when pressure is too great. Our treatment applies negative pressure in the disc, allowing herniated or bulging to retract. The goal is to remove pressure from spinal nerves and other structures. This is all designed to promote healing in the discs by allowing for movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids.
Talk with us today about how spinal decompression therapy might be right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oh yes! At our Ottawa clinic at the Broadview Spine & Health Centre, our name says it all. We’re strong proponents of a holistic approach to concussion treatment. Now it’s important to find which came first, so to speak, and what is being caused by what else. You may have a neck injury, for example, that is causing symptoms that are nearly identical to concussion. Or you may have suffered a concussion and are experiencing neck dysfunction. This is exactly what happened to NHL star Sidney Crosby, who ultimately went through concussion treatment that healed him – and that very same concussion treatment is offered at our Ottawa concussion clinic. Back pain, be it lower back pain or pain elsewhere along the spine, is also a symptom of concussion. At Broadview we’ll do a comprehensive assessment of your concussion and/or other injuries & symptoms, then we’ll address the entire set of symptoms to create and implement a plan of concussion recovery and healing.
Yes and no. While spinal decompression may not directly address the brain, it does address beck and spine issues commonly associated with concussion. This way, by undergoing a holistic approach, we ensure that the entire injury and trauma are part of the recovery program, not just one segment or another. “It’s all connected,” as they say, and treating one symptom while ignoring another doesn’t make sense, does it?
Surgery is an invasive procedure, one that is more and more seen as a ‘last resort’ or something done on an ‘emergency’ basis. Rather than putting your body through the trauma of surgery, we are strong proponents of non-invasive therapies for concussion recovery. These include spinal decompression therapy, a non-invasive, outpatient therapy designed to take pressure off the spinal discs and help support spinal serves and other structures. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a less harsh (some even say gentle) approach to spine healing to reduce pain.
The number of spinal decompression treatments you will ultimately receive depends on numerous factors, most of which having to do with the nature of your spine injury as well as your overall physical condition and medical history. We’ll begin with a comprehensive injury assessment at the Broadview Spine & Health Centre in Ottawa, then set about on a course of treatment that aligns with your needs and goals.
In a nutshell, yes. While traditional traction techniques and spinal decompression therapy have some commonalities, there is a key difference. Spinal decompression therapy actively assesses the way your spine and body react to the therapy. This enables us to make adjustments quickly, on the fly, as opposed to traction which relies on a predetermined setting to run its course. Talk to us today about how spinal decompression therapy can benefit you.