If lower back pain affects your quality of life, the experts at Alliance Spine Associates, LLC in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, offer effective solutions. The pain management specialists use lumbar decompression to relieve nerve pressure and reduce back pain. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Lumbar decompression is a treatment that relieves lower back pain by reducing the pressure on nerves in your spine. The Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team offers different methods for completing the decompression, depending on how severe your pain is and what you prefer.
The main benefits of lumbar decompression are lower back pain relief and a better quality of life. Alliance Spine Associates, LLC offers surgical and nonsurgical lumbar decompression treatments, depending on your needs.
The most common reasons for undergoing lumbar decompression include:
Spinal decompression reduces lower back discomfort, allowing you to stay active and enjoy your favorite activities.
The Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team reviews your medical history and symptoms to determine if you’re a candidate for lumbar decompression. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and could order some diagnostic imaging procedures (X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan), bone scans, nerve tests, or diagnostic discography.
Your pain specialist then develops a personalized treatment to relieve your pain.
During lumbar decompression, you can expect the following:
Nonsurgical treatments to reduce spinal nerve pressure include chiropractic care, physical therapy, traction, and nerve stimulation. If these treatments don’t relieve lower back pain, your specialist could recommend surgery.
Lumbar decompression surgeries are usually done in the hospital under general anesthesia. Your Alliance Spine Associates, LLC provider might remove a damaged disc or parts of the vertebrae, fuse your spine, remove a bone spur, or widen your spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure and ongoing back pain.
After the procedure, you might stay in a hospital for a day or two. Full recovery after lumbar decompression surgery takes a few months, but you will be able to resume your usual activities before that. Attend your physical therapy sessions during the healing process to make the best possible recovery.
Call the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC office today or schedule an appointment online to get relief from lower back pain and learn if lumbar decompression is right for you.