Pain in and around the neck can be debilitating and lead to complications with health and normal bodily function. If you are struggling to overcome the pain of a pinched nerve in your neck, you may want to speak with your doctor about the use of non surgical spinal decompression therapy as an alternative to traditional treatment.
With non surgical spinal decompression therapy, treatment of the cervical region is managed using FDA approved technology that is typically used to treat bulging discs in the back or to manage complications with herniated discs. For a pinched nerve in the neck, the treatment using this non surgical approach will not be as extensive but can provide the same immediate relief – commonly used as an alternative to anterior cervical spine surgery.
Using a suction-type effect, the pinched nerve in your neck can be released from compression. With non surgical spinal decompression, your doctor will utilize equipment, in the office, that will work to create a negative pressure in the space between the two vertebrae that are pinching the nerve. This negative pressure alleviates inflammation and provides the nerve an opportunity to decompress.
Treatment of the pinched nerve in your neck may not be resolved in one visit. Because the spinal fluid, oxygen and water must reach the inter-vertebral space, the use of this treatment may require two or three sessions before you experience relief.
When struggling with a pinched nerve in the neck, your doctor may be inclined to prescribe medications and traditional physical therapy. However, for many patients with this type of neck pain, a faster healing response time is often experienced with non surgical spinal decompression treatment.
While the treatment can be costly, most insurance companies will provide coverage of the costs with little out-of-pocket cost to the patient. The key to obtaining coverage, however, may require that your doctor pre-authorize the treatment prior to making referral. Ultimately, the best route for efficient treatment will lie in acquiring this fast approach to treatment, resolving your neck pain in as few as three sessions of therapy.
Sources: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, by David Bradford