Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic Provides Alternatives to Epidurals
At Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic, we use a variety of techniques to help patients who are experiencing whole body discomfort or lower back pain from medical conditions, car accidents or personal injury accidents begin a cycle of healing. Sometimes patients who are in a great deal of pain may consider having an epidural to find some type of relief. However, epidurals are not the only option. Additionally, epidurals can only be given to a patient three times a year because of their effect on the body. As an alternative to this invasive procedure and its possible complications or side effects, we recommend the use of spinal decompression.
An epidural steroid injection is most often used to treat lower back pain and spinal nerve irritation that is caused by tissues next to the nerve pressing against it. The injection involves applying steroids to an inflamed nerve root in steroids to lessen the irritation of the nerve root that is causing pain. Steroids are anti-inflammatory and designed to numb patient pain. A needle and syringe are used to enter the epidural space and deposit steroids around the inflamed spinal nerve.
Some concerns are that epidurals may only mask pain without addressing the root cause. Possible complications include a reaction to the drugs or steroid injected. The epidural space is only 3-5mm deep, which means it is easy to cross it and accidentally puncture the dura. Patients may also need to wait for an extended period of time between injections. For some patients, epidurals are not recommended at all. This includes people with certain risk factors or medications, weight concerns, allergies, previous surgeries, existing infections, or medical conditions that are treated with blood thinners.
Spinal Decompression Relief from Oviedo Chiropractor
Oviedo spinal decompression therapy is an alternative to epidurals. Instead of facing the complications and risks of epidurals, Dr. Janowitz recommends non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. This can be especially effective in the treatment of lower back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, ruptured and bulging discs, and spinal stenosis.
At Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic, we use the DTS Triton system for non-surgical spinal decompression. This system is a sophisticated computerized traction system and is cutting-edge technology. Using a decompression table allows our chiropractor to apply a traction force in a series of decompressing and relaxing cycles to the discs in the spine, thereby reducing pressure and alleviating pain. This non-invasive therapy offers a great success rate, especially when combined with corrective spinal manipulations, chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation therapies. Additionally, non-surgical spinal decompression is non-invasive and works to correct the underlying problem causing pain so relief is long lasting.
If you're looking for relief from lower back pain associated with herniated discs, sciatica, Oviedo car accidents or other personal injuries, you can use the coupon on this website to receive a complete exam and consultation for $27. Once our chiropractor has diagnosed your condition, he may recommend the use of spinal decompression to help alleviate pain and restore flexibility so you can live the life you want to lead.
Call us at 407-505-4320 to learn more.