Effective SI Joint Pain Relief
Spinal decompression is a treatment used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding tissues. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including sacroiliac pain (SI joint), herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and chronic pain.
The goal of spinal decompression is to create negative pressure in the disc, which pulls the disc back into its proper position. This reduces inflammation and pain. Spinal decompression can be performed using a number of different methods, including traction, Class IV cold laser, and spinal re-alignment treatments.
Studies have shown that spinal decompression is an effective treatment for SI joint pain. It can relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation, and improve function. In some cases, it can also reduce the need for surgery. If you are suffering from SI joint pain, spinal decompression may be the right treatment for you. Talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.
How Does the Sacroiliac Joint Work?
Pain in the low back is usually caused by the sacroiliac joint, commonly called the SI joint. SI joints are located behind dimples on either side of the spine behind the lower back. This is where your pelvis and sacrum meet.
Joints are held together by cartilage and are supported by muscles and ligaments, as well as being filled with fluid. By providing stability and support for your back, they help absorb shock and impact.
For the SI joints to support your body while you walk, lift, or run, and adapt to your body’s flexibility, they have very limited ranges of motion. Consequently, SI joints are prone to degeneration and misalignment, and free nerve endings within them can result in chronic pain at this stage. These joints can also be injured and misaligned if the cartilage surrounding them swells.
What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy for Si Joint Pain Relief?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for relieving SI joint pain. It involves the use of a specialized device to create negative pressure and stretch the spine. This can help to relieve compression on the SI joint and improve blood flow to the area.
There are several benefits of spinal decompression therapy for SI joint pain relief. Some of the key benefits include:
– Relief from pain and stiffness
– Improved mobility and range of motion
– Reduced inflammation and swelling
– Faster healing time
How Long Will It Take for Me to See Results From Spinal Decompression Therapy for My Si Joint Pain?
The length of time needed for spinal decompression therapy to achieve relief from SI joint pain will vary from individual to individual. Some people may experience relief after a few sessions, while others may require several weeks or months of treatment.
It is important to continue with the recommended course of treatment until your goals are met. If you stop prematurely, you may not see the desired results. Talk to your doctor about how long you should expect to undergo treatment in order to achieve your desired outcome.
How Often Should I Come In for Treatment, and What Can I Expect During Each Session?
As with any medical treatment, the number of times you will need to come in for treatments will vary depending on your individual situation. Typically, most people come in for treatments two to three times a week for several weeks, although some people may need to come in more frequently at first and then taper off to less frequent visits.
During each treatment, our team will work to help you feel better. You may experience some relief from pain and other symptoms immediately, but the full benefits of acupuncture usually take a little time to become apparent. Most people feel an overall improvement in their condition after a few weeks of treatment. We will work with you to create a plan that meets your specific needs.
What to Expect During a Spinal Decompression Session?
Most people report feeling relief from back pain after just a few spinal decompression sessions. However, the number of sessions needed to achieve results varies from person to person.
During each session, you will lie on a table with a harness around your hips and another around your chest. The doctor will then slowly and gently stretch your spine using a computer-controlled machine. You may feel a pulling sensation, but you should not feel any pain.
The session will last for 30-45 minutes. Most people need 10-20 sessions to see significant results.
Spinal decompression is generally safe and has few side effects. The most common side effect is temporary soreness in the treated.
Are There Any Risks With Spinal Decompression?
The risks associated with spinal decompression are relatively low when compared to other forms of treatment for back pain. This is because the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any form of surgery. In most cases, the only side effect that patients experience is some mild discomfort during the treatment session. However, this is typically short-lived?
Why Suffer From SI Joint Pain?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with SI joint pain, spinal decompression may be a treatment option worth considering.
Our team at Spinal Decompression Ireland can help you determine if this is the right treatment for you and get you started on your path to relief. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and find out more about how spinal decompression can help you get back to living life without pain.
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